Position Skip
Teammates Adam Kitchens, Kyle Kakela, Travis Kitchens
Delivers Right-handed
Born Aug. 9, 1960, in Rolla, N.D.
Hometown Rolla, N.D.
Occupation Farmer
Family Married to Marie; three children, Kayla, Megan & Kyle
Year started curling 1972
Height 5 feet, 10 inches
Weight 205 pounds
CURLING HIGHLIGHTS
  • Olympic Team Trials -- Curling: 2009, 2005 (5th), 1997
  • U.S. National Championships: 2011, 2010 (8th), 2009, 2008 (silver), 2007 (silver), 2006 (silver), 2005 (5th), 2004 (quarterfinalist), 2003 (semifinalist); 1999 (semifinalist), 1998 (runner-up), 1995 (semifinalist), 1994
  • World Curling Championships: 2008 (7th as alternate with Craig Brown), 1997 (6th)
  • Karuizawa International Championship: 2007 (champion)
  • USCA Second Chance: 1995, '97, 2001, 2002
  • USA Curling Athlete of the Year: 1997
  • Ann Brown Sportsmanship Award (Nationals): 2010

About Kevin Kakela:

Curling family: "I started curling at the age of 12 because all of my family was curling and I was the youngest. My brother, Carey, curls with us now. My sister, Jan Lagasse, represented the U.S. in the 1989 Worlds in Milwaukee along with Janie Kakela, who is Carey's wife. Craig Disher is our cousin so we grew up curling together, along with Craig's brother, Kurt. 

In his own words: "I love curling because of all the wonderful people I have met all over the world."

Hobbies: Golf, playing cards.