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USA Curling

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 Position:    Skip
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 Delivers:    Right-handed
 Born:    Feb. 4, 1949, in Joensuu, Finland
 Hometown:    Duluth, Minn.
 Occupation:    Retired Employee Benefits Consultant
 Education:    Graduate of Dartmouth College
 Family:    Married, two children -- Aileen and Grant
 Year started curling:    1975

CURLING HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Club National Championships: 2011 (semifinalists) 2005, (champions)
  • Minnesota Club Men's Champions:  2005 & 2011
  • USCA Senior National Championships: 2003 (semifinalist), 2004 (semifinalist), 2006 (runner-up), 2009 (runner-up), 2011 (runner-up).
  • USSMCA Senior Championships: 2006 (3rd Event winner), 2007 (2nd Event winner), 2014 (1st Event runner-up)
  • Minnesota State Senior Champions: 2011 (champion); runner-up in 2001
  • Duluth Curling Club Men's Champions: 1987, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, & 2012, Runner-up 2002 and 2008
  • Duluth Curling Club Open Champions: 2014

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2009 (5th)
  • U.S. Women's National Championship: 2011, 2009
  • Junior B National Playdown: 2003 (champion) as coach of Chris Plys rink, 2002, 2001
  • 2004 World Junior B Championships in Denmark (5-2) 3rd in pool
  • Junior Women's National Championships: 2004 (champion), 2003 (runner-up), 2002 (runner-up), 2001 (semifinalist) as coach of Aileen Sormunen rink

About Seppo Sormunen:

Curls out of: Duluth Curling Club

Personal goals: Win the U.S. Seniors, lower golf scores.

Curling highlight: Winning four out of four mixed bonspiels with his son and daughter

Other sports: Incline marathoner -- advanced class; member of SK8 Hard Racing Team of Northern Minnesota

Seppo was a member of the 1968 Minnesota All-State Sportswriters Hockey Team and was selected to the All-District Hockey Team in 1967 and 1968 while in high school.

Seppo has served as chairman of seven men's and women's state championships and of the 2001 U.S. Olympic Qualifier.