Jon Mielke is a USCA Level III instructor and Level III coach and former chairman of the USCA Instruction and Training Committee. Mielke began curling while in college and calls the Capital Curling Club in Bismarck, N.D., his home club. He was inducted into the USCA Hall of Fame in 2012. Mielke's popular Curling News column "Training Tips From Jon" debuted in 2011.