Position Skip

Tracy Lawless, Kathy Pielage, Sandra Brown, Linda Christensen

Delivers Right-handed
Age 52
Resides Lewiston, N.Y.
Hometown  Midale, Saskatchewan, Canada
Family Married with two children, Madisson & Mackenzie 
Year started curling 1978
Height 5 feet, 8 inches
Weight 135 pounds
Education Degree in creative fashion design, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada
  • Women’s World Championship: 2011 (7th), 2004 (4th), 2002 (7th), 1999 (silver), 1997 (5th)
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Curling: 2009 (2nd), 2005 (3rd), 2001 (2nd), 1997 (4th)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2015 (silver), 2013 (5th), 2012 (8th), 2011 (champion), 2010 (runner-up), 2009 (runner-up), 2008 (runner-up), 2007 (bronze), 2006 (2nd), 2005 (3rd), 2004 (champion), 2003 (runner-up), 2002 (champion), 2001 (runner-up), 2000 (runner-up), 1999 (champion), 1998 (runner-up), 1997 (champion), 1996 (3rd), 1994 (4th)
  • U.S. Senior National Championships: 2017 (champion)
  • World Senior Championships: 2017
  • Karuizawa International Bonspiel: 2011 (bronze), 2007 (runner-up)
  • Shorty Jenkins Classic: 2003 (champion)
  • Continental Cup: 2012 (runner-up), 2004 (champion), 2002 (champion)
  • U.S. Mixed National Championship: 1995 (runner-up)
  • USA Curling Female Athlete of the Year: 2011, 1999
  • USA Curling Team of the Year: 2004, 1999
  • Canadian Provincials: Six years

About Patti Lank:

Lank has always enjoyed all sports. She grew up with five brothers and one sister, so competition started early in life. She loves the draw game. She has recorded an 8-ender (a perfect end in curling, similar to a hole-in-one in golf).  Her entire family curls; her mother played Seniors out of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. She thanks five very competitive brothers and a sister for helping her develop the fierce intensity she displays.

In her own words: I began curling when I was 11 years old. By age 25 I had committed myself to becoming a world-class athlete. I chose the sport of curling because of the patience, mental toughness and balance it requires. And the support from curler to curler, no matter what the ability, is tremendous. I practice a minimum of 15 hours a week during mid-season. My training sessions consist of on-ice practice and drills, cardio workouts, weight training, and swimming. I also try to eat sensibly.

Training regimen: Work out five times per week, and include swimming.

Hobbies: Landscaping

Other favorite sports: Golf, baseball, volleyball, billiards, family biking.

What I'd like the world to know about curling: The support from curler to curler, no matter what the ability, is tremendous.