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Brown, Craig

PositionSkip
Teammates  Kroy Nernberger, Matt Hamilton, Jon Brunt
DeliversRight-handed
BornAug. 18, 1975, in Madison, Wis.
HometownMadison, Wis.
OccupationEmployed with Steve's Curling Supplies
FamilyMarried; one son
Year started curling1989
Height5 feet, 7 inches
Weight150 pounds
CURLING HIGHLIGHTS
  • U.S. National Championships: 2013 (7th), 2012 (4th), 2011, 2010 (5th), 2009 (bronze), 2008 (champion), 2007 (4th), 2006 (6th), 2005 (silver), 2004 (semifinalist), 2002 (semifinalist), 2001 (runner-up), 2000 (champion), 1997 (3rd), 1996 (3rd), 1994 (3rd)
  • Men’s Worlds: 2012 (8th as alternate), 2008 (7th), 2000 (4th)
  • U.S. Olympic Trials -- Curling: 2009 (bronze), 2005 (silver), 2001 (silver)
  • U.S. Junior Men's Nationals: 1997, '95 and '94 (champion); 1992 (semifinalist), 1990 (runner-up); 1991 (alternate player)
  • Junior Worlds: 1997 (9th), '95 (5th), '94 (bronze medalist), '92 (alternate player)
  • U.S. Mixed Nationals: 2000 and 1998 (champion both years)
  • World Challenge Round: 1994 (champion)
  • World Junior Curling Championships All-Star Vice Skip: 1994
  • U.S. Curling Association Male Athlete of the Year: 2000 
  • Continental Cup: 2008 (runner-up)

Additional curling highlights:

  • 2000-01 – Egger Trophy, Bern, Switzerland (champion); Subaru Classic, Fairbanks, Alaska (champion); St. Paul Cashspiel, St. Paul, Minn. (champion); Duluth Cashspiel, Duluth, Minn. (semifinalist); Japan Invitational Curling Championship (bronze medalist); Shorty Jenkins Classic, Brockville, Ontario, Canada (quarterfinalist)
  • 1999-2000 – U.S. Men's "2nd Chance" qualifier to Nationals; Wisconsin State Mixed champion; McCain Superspiel, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada (qualifier); Boston Cashspiel (semifinalist); Stevens Point Cashspiel (champion).
  • 1998-99 – Touring Trophy, Biel, Switzerland (semifinalist); St. Paul Cashspiel (qualifier); Wisconsin State Men's Playdowns (semifinalist); U.S. Men's "2nd Chance."
  • 1997-98 – Wisconsin State Men's Playdowns (third); Wisconsin State Mixed champion.
  • 1996-97 – U.S. Men's "2nd Chance" qualifier to Nationals; Minnesota State Junior Men's champion; U.S. Curling Association highest ranked junior men's curler.
  • 1995-96 – U.S. Men's "2nd Chance" qualifier to Nationals; Wisconsin State Men's Playdowns (runner-up); U.S. Curling Association highest ranked junior men's curler.
  • 1994-95– Wisconsin State Junior Men's champion; U.S. Curling Association highest ranked junior men's curler.
  • 1993-94 – Wisconsin State Junior Men's champion.

About Craig Brown:

Curls out of: Madison Curling Club, Madison, Wis.

In his own words: There isn't another sport in the world that could have taken me around the world like curling. In the last 12 years, I have been overseas 20-some times.

First curling memory: Playing in a family bonspiel when I was about 8, I didn't know how to tell score, and was really sad until my dad told me we won the tournament.

Can't live without: "The Simpsons."

Favorites: Green Bay Packers, open draws for five.

Other favorite sports: Golf, soccer.

Something unique: I hated the game when I was a little kid, then realized there was a lot to it, and I could travel around the world with it.

Curling mentor: Father

What I'd like the world to know about curling: It's harder than it looks; more strategy involved than any other sport I've ever played; can be enjoyed by anyone from 9 to 90.

 
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