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USA Curling

  • 2006
  • 2010
  • 2014
 Position:    Second
 Teammates:    Patrick McDonald, David Palmer, Penny Greely, Meghan Lino
 Delivers:    Right-handed
 Age:    51
 Hometown/Resides:    New Hartford, N.Y.
 Family:    Married, one daughter
 Year started curling:    2003

Curling Highlights:

  • Paralympic Winter Games: 2014 (5th), 2010 (4th), 2006 (8th)
  • World Wheelchair Championship:  2013 (4th), 2012 (5th), 2011 (7th), 2009 (4th), 2008 (bronze), 2007 (5th), 2005 (8th)

About Jimmy Jam:

Curls out of:
Utica Curling Club

Where would you like to spend a week's vacation?
Maui, Hawaii

Earliest curling memory:
Winning Nationals in 2004

Nickname:
Jimmy Jam

Curling strengths:

Takeouts and draws

Personal goals:
Be the best in the world. Win gold at Worlds and Paralympics

What do you enjoy most about curling:
The camaraderie, meeting new curlers, influencing people with disabilities to try curling as well as able-bodied individuals.

What other sport would you like to try?
Sled hockey

Most memorable curling experience:
Winning bronze at 2008 world championships

Greatest rival:
Canada

Favorite color:
Candy apple red

Intro to the sport:
Marc Deperno and the Sitrin STARS adaptive sports program and Bill Rotton from the Utica Curling Club

Favorite athlete growing up:
Muhammad Ali

Other sports he plays:
Basketball, road racing

Pre-game rituals:
I close my eyes, take a deep breath and focus

Hidden talents/something unique:
I love to dance

Best advice he ever received:
Don't give up in life. Preservere, overcome obstacles and you will succeed in life.

What sporting event would you most like to attend?
Super Bowl

Person dead or alive you'd most like to have dinner with:
Cindy Crawford

Favorite bands:
Def Leppard, Guns n'Roses, ACDC, Loverboy, Journey, Eddie Money

Favorite movies:
Scarface, Bronx Tale

Most influential people in your curling development:
Marc Deperno, Steve Brown