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USA Curling

  • 2002
Position Vice skip
Delivers Right-handed
Born April 19, 1958, in Green Bay, Wis.
Hometown Grand Forks, N.D.
Occupation
Crop Adjuster, farmhand, curling event organizer/ promoter 
Family Married to Lori at 2002 Olympic Winter Games
Year started curling 1967
Height 5 feet, 10 inches
Weight 198 pounds
Education: Bachelor's of science degree in business finance from Northern Arizona University
CURLING HIGHLIGHTS
  • U.S. Olympic Team - Curling: 2002 (7th)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2007 (4th), 2006, 2003, 2002 (semifinalist), 2001 (quarterfinalist); 2000, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1992, 1990 and '89 (semifinalist); 1999 (champion)
  • Men’s World Curling Championships: 1999 (4th)
  • Men's Second Chance: 2003 (C2 qualifier)
  • U.S. Junior Men's Nationals: 1979, '77 and '76 (champion all three years)
  • Junior Men's Worlds: 1979 (champion), '77 (bronze), '76 (5th)
  • Junior Men's Worlds All-Star Skip: 1977
  • Junior Men's Worlds Most Sportsmanlike Player: 1977

OTHER CURLING HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2000-01 – Nipawin Evergreen Classic, Nipawin, Saskatchewan (winner, played second for Dave Boehmer rink from Manitoba)
  • 1999-2000 – Enns Brothers' Classic, Morris, Manitoba, Canada (runner-up); U.S. Second Chance competition (champion)
  • 1998-99 – Wisconsin State Men's Playdowns (runner-up); U.S. Men's "2nd Chance" champion
  • 1997-98 – North Dakota State Men's champion
  • 1996, '95, '93, '92, '90 and '89 – Colorado State and Great Plains Regional champion
  • 1983 – Hibbing (Minn.) Last Chance Bonspiel champion
  • 1979 – Hibbing Last Chance Bonspiel champion. North Dakota State Junior Champion
  • 1977  – North Dakota State Junior Champion
  • 1976 – North Dakota State Junior Champion
  • 1975 – North Dakota State High School Champion

About Don Barcome Jr.:

Barcome Jr. recently was named the U.S. representative on the World Curling Tour Events Committee.

In his own words: I try to stay confident and take it one shot at a time, one game at a time.

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing and travel.

Other favorite sports: Golf and bowling

Something unique: Only curler to be named to the Sports Illustrated Top 50 Athletes of the Century (North Dakota, #25).

Heroes: Mom and Dad

What I'd like the world to know about curling: This is the only sport where you shake hands before and after each game.