Seppo Sormunen

USA Curling

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 Delivers:    Right-handed
 Born:    February 4, 1949, in Joensuu, Finland
 Hometown:    Duluth, Minn.
 Occupation:    Insurance broker with Sauter Fairchild, Inc. of Superior, Wis
 Education:    Graduate of Dartmouth College
 Family:    Married, two children -- Aileen and Grant
 Year started curling:    1975

CURLING HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. National (Club) Championships: 2005 (semifinalist)
  • Minnesota State Men's Playdowns: 2006, 2005 (champion)
  • U.S. Senior Nationals: 2006, 2005 (runner-up), 2004 (semifinalist), 2002 (semifinalist)
  • Winner of numerous area bonspiels in Minnesota and Wisconsin
  • Duluth Curling Club men's champion: 1987, 1997, 2004

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Junior B National Playdown: 2003 (champion) as coach of Chris Plys rink
  • 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: Senior National Championship win and to represent the U.S. at Senior Worlds

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.