Philip Tilker

USA Curling

Position:  Lead

Teammates:  Brady ClarkSean BeightonGreg Persinger

Hometown:  Seattle, Wash.

Age: 37

Occupation:  Software developer with amazon.com

Family:  Married; one son

Year started curling:  1990

Curling highlights:

  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2014 (5th)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2014, 2013 (champion)
  • U.S. Mixed National Championship: 2011, 2010, 2009 (champion each year)
  • Member of the USCA Athletes Advisory Committee

2013-14 Competition Schedule:

Dates  Event  Location  Results 
Sept. 5-8  StuSells Oakville Tankard  Oakville, ONT  2-2 
Sept. 12-15  The Shoot-Out @ the Saville Centre  Edmonton, AB  3-3, quarterfinals 
Sept. 20-22  Cloverdale Cashspiel  Surrey, BC  2-3, quarterfinals 
Sept. 27-30  PointOptical Curling Classic  Saskatoon, SK  1-3 
Oct. 4-7  Prestige Hotels & Resorts Curling Classic  Vernon, BC  6-3, runner-up 
Oct. 18-21  Valley First Crown of Curling  Kamloops, BC  4-2, quarterfinals 
Oct. 25-28  Cactus Pheasant Classic  Brooks, AB  3-3 
Nov. 10-17  2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials  Fargo, N.D.  1-7, 5th place 
Nov. 29-Dec. 1  Seattle Cashspiel  Seattle, WA  7-0, champion 
Dec. 14-16  Curl Mesabi Cashspiel  Eveleth, MN  5-1, semifinals
Jan. 3-5  Four Seasons Cashspiel  Blaine, MN 4-2, quarterfinals
March 1-8  2014 National Championships  Philadelphia, PA