Curling

Curling is just one of those classic Minnesota sports played on ice. It's a sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area. It is similar to shuffleboard. Minnesota is home to many curlers who have competed (and won) world class competitions including the Olympics. The following is a list of nationally recognized Curlers from Minnesota.

  • John Benton (St. Michael, MN)
    Member of 2010 U.S. Olympic team. Lead winning team for U.S. National Championships in 2009.
  • Bob Fenson (Bemidji, MN)
    On the winning team of 1979 national championships.
  • Pete Fenson (Bemidji, MN)
    Skipper of the men's rink which represented the United States at the 2006 Winter Olympics which was the first team for the U.S. to win a medal in Curling (Bronze). Fenson has won seven national championships. He is the owner of Dave's Pizza in Bemidji and Brainerd, MN.
  • Jeff Isaacson (Gilbert, MN)
    Member of 2010 U.S. Olympic team. On winning team for U.S. National Championships in 2009.
  • Natalie Nicholson (Bemidji, MN)
    Member of 2010 U.S. Olympic team. U.S. National Championships in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000. Women's World Championships in 2009.
  • Chris Plys (Duluth, MN)
    Member of 2010 U.S. Olympic team. Member of U.S. National Championship team in 2009.
  • Joe Polo (Duluth, MN)
    Member of 2006 U.S. Olympic team, the first team for the U.S. to win a Olympic medal in Curling (Bronze).
  • Allison Pottinger (Eden Prairie, MN)
    Member of 2010 U.S. Olympic team. On winning team for U.S. National Championships in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2003, 2002, 1999, 1996, 1995. Medals for Women's World Curling Championships in 2003 (gold), 1999 (silver), 1996 (silver)* USA Curling Team of the Year: 2003, 1999. USA Curling Female Athlete of the Year in 2008.
  • Shawn Rojeski (Chisholm, MN)
    Member of 2006 U.S. Olympic team, the first team for the U.S. to win a Olympic medal in Curling (Bronze).
  • John Shuster (Chisholm, MN)
    Member of 2010, 2006 U.S. Olympic team. The 2006 team was the first team for the U.S. to win a Olympic medal in Curling (Bronze). U.S. National Championships in 2009, 2006, 2005, 2003. World Curling Championship in 2009, World University Gamesin 2007 (gold). Member of USA Curling Team of the Year in 2006.

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