Position:    Lead
 Teammates:    Bill Stopera, Peter Austin, Martin Sather
 Delivers:    Right-handed
 Occupation:    Retired managing director of J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc., New York, NY (1967-1997)
 Education:    Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University (1963)
 Master's degree in business administration from Indiana University (1965)
 Family:    Married to Kathleen E. Austin, three children, eight grandchildren
 Year started curling:    1981
 Height:    5'10 feet

Curling Highlights:

  • U.S. Club National Championships: 2018 (silver medal lead with son Peter Austin as second, 2012 national champion Martin Sather as vice skip and 2017 and 2018 junior national champion Andrew Stopera as skip)
  • U.S. Club National Championships: 2016 (gold medal lead with son Peter Austin as second, 2012 national champion Bill Stopera as vice skip and 2012 national champion Martin Sather as skip)
  • U.S. Club National Championships: 2015 (bronze medal lead with son Peter Austin as second, Bill Stopera as vice skip, and Andrew Stopera as skip)
  • GNCC Club Nationals Playdowns: 2018 (co-champion lead with Peter Austin as second, Martin Sather as vice skip, and Bill Stopera as skip), 2017 (did not qualify for Club Nationals), 2016 (co-champion), 2015 (champion lead with son Peter Austin as second, 2012 national champion Bill Stopera as vice skip, and 2017 junior national champion and 2017 World Junior Silver Medalist Andrew Stopera as skip, and 2012 national champion Martin Sather as alternate), 2013 (did not qualify for Club Nationals)
  • GNCC Senior Men's Championship: 2010, 2004, 2003, 2001, 1999 (champion skip each year)
  • U.S. Nationals Qualifying Round: 2007, 2006
  • USCA Scots Tour Team: 2001
  • RCCC America Tour (courier): 2007
  • U.S. Senior National Championships: 2011 (final 12 among 27 teams)
  • Morgan Stanley Curling Classic (Madison, Wis): 2006 (Playoff round)
  • Cape Cod Men's Summerspiel: 2010, 2007 (champion skip each year)
  • Cape Cod Mixed Summerspiel: 2010 (champion skip)
  • Nutmeg, CT, Golden Handle Mixed: 2010, 2005 (champion skip each year)
  • Norfolk, CT, Calder Cup: 2010 (champion skip)
  • Schenectady, NY, Achilles: 2000 (champion skip)
  • Plainfield, NJ, Stone: 2002 (champion skip), 2012 (champion vice skip, with son Peter Austin, as skip), 2014 (champion lead, with 2012 national champion Dean Gemmell as skip)
  • Albany, NY, Governor's Bowl: 2002, 2000 (champion skip each year)
About George Austin:

Curls out of:
New York Caledonian Curling Club

George Austin is a retired investment management executive. Before and after his retirement from JP Morgan, Mr. Austin was active in community affairs in the New York City area. He was on the Board of Governors of his local hospital for 25 years, serving as its chairman from 1993-2003. He was chairman and president of the South Bronx Educational Foundation for 27 years from 1988-2015. George currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Westchester Community College Foundation. 

He is president of the NY Caledonian CC and a past director of the Grand National Curling Club. George was a member of the 2001 USCA Scots Tour team, which claimed the Herries Maxwell Trophy by the widest stone margin in the history of the bilateral competition. He was courier for the 2007 RCCC America Tour team, when Scotland reclaimed the Trophy from the USA.  George skipped the winning rink in the GNCC Senior Men's Championship in 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2010. 

George first became aware of curling while living in London in the late 1970s and watching the sport on the BBC, while secunded from JP Morgan to an affiliate of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), as manager of the investment advisory department. Mr. Austin was a director of JP Morgan Trust Bank in Tokyo, Japan, from 1986 until his retirement from JP Morgan in 1997.