Ralph Stöckli

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Ralph Stöckli
Curler
Born (1976-07-23) July 23, 1976 (age 38)
Uzwil, Switzerland
Team
Curling club Basel-Regio CC, Basel[1]
Skip Ralph Stöckli
Third Jan Hauser
Second Markus Eggler (skip)
Lead Simon Strübin
Alternate Toni Müller
Career
World Championship
appearances
4 (2003, 2006, 2007, 2009)
European Championship
appearances
5 (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009)

Ralph Stöckli (born July 23, 1976 in Uzwil) is a Swiss curler from Lucerne.

Stöckli began a successful curling career at the junior level, winning a bronze medal at the World Junior Curling Championships as an alternate in 1994. In 1996, he was the Swiss skip and they won a silver medal, losing to James Dryburgh of Scotland. In 1997 Stöckli won the gold medal defeating Perttu Piilo of Finland in the final. Stöckli ended his junior career with a bronze in 1998.

After a 7th place finish at the 2002 Ford World Curling Championship, Stöckli won a silver at the 2003 Ford World Curling Championship- losing to Canada's Randy Ferbey in the final.

Stöckli was the skip of the Swiss team at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. The team finished just out of medal contention with a 5-4 record.

Stöckli was vice on the Swiss team (skipped by Andreas Schwaller) that won the 2006 European Curling Championship.

Stöckli announced his retirement from curling in 2010.

Teammates[edit]

2006 Torino Olympic Games

Claudio Pescia, Third

Pascal Sieber, Second

Marco Battilana, Lead

Simon Strübin, Alternate

2009 Moncton World Championships

2009 Aberdeen European Championships

2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

Jan Hauser, Third

Markus Eggler, Second*

Simon Strübin, Lead

Toni Müller, Alternate

  • Note: In several competitions Markus Eggler has skipped the game as a Second with Ralph Stöckli throwing fourth stones.

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