USA Curling

 Position:    Lead
 Teammates:    Todd Birr, Greg Romaniuk, Doug Pottinger, Kevin Birr
 Delivers:    Right-handed
 Born:    April 26, 1979, in Wausau, Wis.
 Hometown:    Golden Valley, Wis.
 Occupation:    Compensation analyst with U.S. Bank
 Education:    Bachelor's degree in human resources from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
 Family:    Single
 Year started curling:    1993
 Height:    5 feet, 7 inches
 Weight:    155 pounds
CURLING HIGHLIGHTS
  • U.S. National Championships: 2013 (9th), 2012 (7th), 2011 (bronze), 2010 (7th), 2008, 2007 (8th), 2006 (5th), 2004

  • U.S. Junior Nationals: 2000 (semifinalist)

  • North Dakota State Junior Champion: 2000

About Tom O'Connor:

Curls out of: St. Paul Curling Club, St. Paul, Minn.

 

Curling family: "I am a first generation curler, however, my father and brother both tried it for awhile."

 

Something unique: "I read magazines from back to front."

 

Curling influence: "Dennis Tietge, my high school curling coach. He taught me the basics of strategy and the fundamentals of my delivery. More than anything, though, he taught me how to enjoy the game. Without his influence I would probably not be curling today."