2013 United States Men's Curling Championship

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2013 United States Men's Curling Championship
2013 United States Men's Curling Championship
Host city Green Bay, Wisconsin
Arena Cornerstone Community Center
Dates February 9–16
Winner Washington (state) Brady Clark
Curling club Granite CC, Seattle
Skip Brady Clark
Third Sean Beighton
Second Darren Lehto
Lead Philip Tilker
Alternate Steve Lundeen
Finalist Minnesota Tyler George
2013 United States
National Curling Championships
Tournament
men  women
Qualifiers
men  women

The 2013 United States Men's Curling Championship was held from February 9 to 16 at the Cornerstone Community Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.[1] It was held in conjunction with the 2013 United States Women's Curling Championship. The winning team will represent the United States at the 2013 World Men's Curling Championship in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The championship also acted as a qualifier to the 2014 United States Olympic Curling Trials, awarding qualifying spots to the winners and runners-up of the championship.[2]

Road to the Nationals[edit]

A total of ten teams will be able to participate in the men's national championship by qualifying through the High Performance Program, through the World Curling Tour Order of Merit, or through a challenge round.[3]

Teams[edit]

There will be ten teams participating in this year's national championship. The teams are listed as follows:[4]

Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Locale Qualification Method
Pete Fenson Shawn Rojeski Joe Polo Ryan Brunt Minnesota Bemidji, Minnesota High Performance Program team[5]
Heath McCormick Bill Stopera Martin Sather Dean Gemmell Matt Hames New York New York, New York High Performance Program team[5]
Chris Plys (fourth) Tyler George (skip) Richard Ruohonen Colin Hufman Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota Order of Merit[6]
John Shuster Jeff Isaacson Jared Zezel John Landsteiner Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota Order of Merit[6]
Craig Brown Kroy Nernberger Matt Hamilton Jon Brunt Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Challenge Round
Greg Persinger Nicholas Myers Sean Murray Tim Gartner Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Challenge Round
Ryan Lemke Nate Gebert John Lilla Casey Konopacky Wisconsin Medford, Wisconsin Challenge Round
Brady Clark Sean Beighton Darren Lehto Philip Tilker Steve Lundeen Washington (state) Seattle, Washington Challenge Round[7]
Mike Farbelow Kevin Deeren Kraig Deeren Mark Lazar Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota Challenge Round
Todd Birr Doug Pottinger Greg Romaniuk Thomas O'Connor Kevin Birr Minnesota Mankato, Minnesota Challenge Round

Round Robin Standings[edit]

Final Round Robin Standings

Key
Teams to Playoffs
Teams to Tiebreakers
Skip W L PF PA Ends
Won
Ends
Lost
Blank
Ends
Stolen
Ends
Shot
Pct.
Minnesota Tyler George 7 2 67 41 41 29 8 13 83%
Minnesota John Shuster 7 2 64 45 38 33 10 11 82%
Washington (state) Brady Clark 5 4 57 52 40 32 6 10 75%
Minnesota Pete Fenson 5 4 50 56 33 38 11 6 79%
New York Heath McCormick 5 4 59 43 36 27 10 11 78%
Wisconsin Craig Brown 5 4 64 58 35 39 12 5 81%
Minnesota Mike Farbelow 5 4 56 55 36 30 8 12 77%
Alaska Greg Persinger 3 6 38 60 27 37 9 3 72%
Minnesota Todd Birr 3 6 52 60 35 42 7 10 77%
Wisconsin Ryan Lemke 0 9 35 75 25 39 11 6 74%

Round Robin Results[edit]

All draw times are listed in Central Standard Time (UTC−6).[8]

Draw 1[edit]

Saturday, February 9, 8:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
New York Heath McCormick Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 1 2 0 3 2 X X X X 9
Minnesota Todd Birr 0 0 0 1 0 0 X X X X 1
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
Wisconsin Craig Brown 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 7
Minnesota Pete Fenson Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 8
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Tyler George Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 8
Washington (state) Brady Clark 0 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 9
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Wisconsin Ryan Lemke 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 5
Alaska Greg Persinger Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 6
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Mike Farbelow 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 X 5
Minnesota John Shuster Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 2 X 8

Draw 2[edit]

Sunday, February 9, 12:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota John Shuster 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 X 3
Washington (state) Brady Clark Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 X 7
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Mike Farbelow 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 5
Minnesota Todd Birr Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 9
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Alaska Greg Persinger 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 X 3
Minnesota Pete Fenson Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 X 4
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Tyler George Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 X 9
Wisconsin Craig Brown 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 X 5
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Wisconsin Ryan Lemke 0 0 2 0 1 0 X X X X 3
New York Heath McCormick Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 3 0 4 0 2 X X X X 9

Draw 3[edit]

Sunday, February 9, 8:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Tyler George 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 X 3
Minnesota Pete Fenson Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 X 6
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Washington (state) Brady Clark Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 X 9
Wisconsin Ryan Lemke 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 X 4
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Wisconsin Craig Brown 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 6
Minnesota John Shuster Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 7
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Mike Farbelow 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 X X 3
New York Heath McCormick Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 2 0 2 0 3 2 X X 9
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Alaska Greg Persinger 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 6
Minnesota Todd Birr Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 4

Draw 4[edit]

Monday, February 10, 12:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
Minnesota Todd Birr Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 7
Wisconsin Craig Brown 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 8
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
New York Heath McCormick Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3 0 1 1 0 2 X X X X 7
Alaska Greg Persinger 0 0 0 0 1 0 X X X X 1
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Mike Farbelow Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 1 0 4 0 2 0 X X X 9
Wisconsin Ryan Lemke 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 X X X 4
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Washington (state) Brady Clark Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 2 2 1 1 X X X X 8
Minnesota Pete Fenson 0 1 0 0 0 0 X X X X 1
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota John Shuster 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 5
Minnesota Tyler George Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 6

Draw 5[edit]

Monday, February 10, 8:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Alaska Greg Persinger Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X X 3
Minnesota Tyler George 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 3 X X 9
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Wisconsin Ryan Lemke 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 X X 3
Wisconsin Craig Brown Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 4 X X 9
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Washington (state) Brady Clark Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 X 7
New York Heath McCormick 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 X 4
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Todd Birr 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 6
Minnesota John Shuster Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 7
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
Minnesota Pete Fenson 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 8
Minnesota Mike Farbelow Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 9

Draw 6[edit]

Tuesday, February 11, 2:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Washington (state) Brady Clark 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 X X 3
Minnesota Mike Farbelow Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 1 0 4 0 1 1 X X 9
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota John Shuster 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 6
New York Heath McCormick Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Todd Birr Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 5
Minnesota Tyler George 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 8
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Pete Fenson Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 7
Wisconsin Ryan Lemke 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 5
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Wisconsin Craig Brown 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 9
Alaska Greg Persinger Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 8

Draw 7[edit]

Wednesday, February 12, 8:00 am

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Pete Fenson Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 7
New York Heath McCormick 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 8
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Todd Birr 1 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 X X 7
Washington (state) Brady Clark Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 X X 3
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota John Shuster Hammer (Last Stone First End) 5 1 0 0 0 4 X X X X 10
Alaska Greg Persinger 0 0 1 1 0 0 X X X X 2
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Wisconsin Craig Brown Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 4
Minnesota Mike Farbelow 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 3 X 7
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Tyler George Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 3 0 2 1 X X X X 8
Wisconsin Ryan Lemke 0 0 0 1 0 0 X X X X 1

Draw 8[edit]

Wednesday, February 12, 4:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Wisconsin Ryan Lemke 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 X 4
Minnesota John Shuster Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 2 X 10
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Tyler George Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3 0 0 4 0 1 1 X X X 9
Minnesota Mike Farbelow 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 X X X 2
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
New York Heath McCormick 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 X X 3
Wisconsin Craig Brown Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 2 X X 8
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Alaska Greg Persinger 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 3 X 8
Washington (state) Brady Clark Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 X 5
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Todd Birr 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 X 5
Minnesota Pete Fenson Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 X 8

Draw 9[edit]

Thursday, February 13, 8:00 am

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Mike Farbelow Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 2 1 0 3 X X X X X 7
Alaska Greg Persinger 0 0 0 1 0 X X X X X 1
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Pete Fenson 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 X X X 1
Minnesota John Shuster Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 2 0 4 1 X X X 8
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Wisconsin Ryan Lemke 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 6
Minnesota Todd Birr Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 8
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
New York Heath McCormick 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 X 5
Minnesota Tyler George Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 X 7
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Washington (state) Brady Clark 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 6
Wisconsin Craig Brown Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 8

Tiebreakers[edit]

To Playoffs
      
          Minnesota Mike Farbelow 6
 New York Heath McCormick 7      New York Heath McCormick 9
 Minnesota Pete Fenson 5  
To Playoffs
     
1 Washington (state) Brady Clark 9
2 Wisconsin Craig Brown 8

Thursday, February 14, 2:00 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
New York Heath McCormick 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 X 7
Minnesota Pete Fenson Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 X 5
Player percentages
New York Heath McCormick Minnesota Pete Fenson
Dean Gemmell 86% Ryan Brunt 79%
Martin Sather 82% Joe Polo 83%
Bill Stopera 84% Shawn Rojeski 72%
Heath McCormick 87% Pete Fenson 80%
Total 85% Total 79%
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
Wisconsin Craig Brown Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 8
Washington (state) Brady Clark 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 9
Player percentages
Wisconsin Craig Brown Washington (state) Brady Clark
Jon Brunt 87% Phil Tilker 78%
Matt Hamilton 77% Darren Lehto 82%
Kroy Nernberger 74% Sean Beighton 84%
Craig Brown 80% Brady Clark 89%
Total 79% Total 83%

Thursday, February 14, 8:00 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
New York Heath McCormick Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 9
Minnesota Mike Farbelow 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 6
Player percentages
New York Heath McCormick Minnesota Mike Farbelow
Dean Gemmell 70% Mark Lazar 85%
Martin Sather 81% Kraig Deeren 83%
Bill Stopera 84% Kevin Deeren 60%
Heath McCormick 80% Mike Farbelow 68%
Total 79% Total 74%

Playoffs[edit]

  Page playoff system Semifinal Final
                           
1  Minnesota Tyler George 6  
2  Minnesota John Shuster 4         1  Minnesota Tyler George 5
      2  Minnesota John Shuster 5   3  Washington (state) Brady Clark 6
  3  Washington (state) Brady Clark 6  
3  Washington (state) Brady Clark 7
4  New York Heath McCormick 4  

1 vs. 2[edit]

Friday, February 14, 9:00 am

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Tyler George Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 6
Minnesota John Shuster 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 4
Player percentages
Minnesota Tyler George Minnesota John Shuster
Colin Hufman 76% John Landsteiner 76%
Richard Ruohonen 83% Jared Zezel 77%
Tyler George 80% Jeff Isaacson 92%
Chris Plys 85% John Shuster 70%
Total 81% Total 79%

3 vs. 4[edit]

Friday, February 14, 9:00 am

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Washington (state) Brady Clark 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 X 7
New York Heath McCormick Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 X 4
Player percentages
Washington (state) Brady Clark New York Heath McCormick
Phil Tilker 79% Dean Gemmell 82%
Darren Lehto 78% Martin Sather 73%
Sean Beighton 73% Bill Stopera 85%
Brady Clark 82% Heath McCormick 70%
Total 78% Total 77%

Semifinal[edit]

Friday, February 14, 8:00 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota John Shuster Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5
Washington (state) Brady Clark 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 6
Player percentages
Minnesota John Shuster Washington (state) Brady Clark
John Landsteiner 80% Phil Tilker 84%
Jared Zezel 93% Darren Lehto 75%
Jeff Isaacson 93% Sean Beighton 92%
John Shuster 63% Brady Clark 68%
Total 82% Total 80%

Final[edit]

Saturday, February 15, 3:00 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Tyler George Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 5
Washington (state) Brady Clark 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 6
Player percentages
Minnesota Tyler George Washington (state) Brady Clark
Colin Hufman 86% Phil Tilker 82%
Richard Ruohonen 84% Darren Lehto 84%
Tyler George 73% Sean Beighton 71%
Chris Plys 65% Brady Clark 77%
Total 77% Total 79%

References[edit]

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