Position Vice skip
Teammates  Todd Birr, Hunter Clawson, Tom O'Connor
Delivers Right-handed
Age 48
Hometown Blaine, Minn.
Occupation Director of Curling Operations, Four Seasons Curling Club, U.S. Olympic Training Site
Year started curling 1975
Education Microsoft and Novell certified
CURLING HIGHLIGHTS
  • Olympic Winter Games: 2010 (10th)

  • World Championships: 2009 (5th)

  • U.S. National Championships: 2017, 2016 (5th), 2011, 2009 (champion), 2007 (8th), 2006 (5th), 2005 (5th), 2004 (5th), 1997, 1998 (5th)

  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials -- Curling: 2018, 2010 (champion), 2006 (5th), 1998, 1992

  • Minnesota State Junior Men's Championships: 1986, 1987 (champion), 1988, 1989, 1990

  • Minnesota State Men's Championship: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

  • Wisconsin State Men's Championship: 1997 (champion)

  • U.S. Junior Nationals: 1987

  • USCA Men's Second Chance: 2004 (qualified for Nationals), 2003, 2001, 1999, 1998 (qualified for Nationals)

About John Benton:

Curls out of: Four Seasons Curling Club

 

Curling start: "I began curling with my family at age 6. Almost all of my 11 brothers and sisters have curled at one time or another."

 

What he enjoys most about curling: "My favorite aspect of the game is the 'team' concept. When four players learn to communicate and trust each other great things can happen."

 

Hobbies: Bass fishing and golf