United States Men's Curling Championship

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United States Men's Curling Championship
Established 1957
2014 host city Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2014 arena IceWorks Skating Complex
2014 champion Minnesota Pete Fenson
Current edition
2014 United States Men's Curling Championship

The United States Men's Curling Championship is the annual men's national curling championship for the United States. It acts as a qualifier for the World Men's Curling Championships. Ten teams play in each championship. Two spots are awarded to participants in the "High Performance Program", a National program that supports Top United States curlers, and is intended to prepare them for Olympic level play. Two additional spots are given to the two highest ranked United States teams on the Curling order of Merit (that aren't already qualified via the HPP). The remaining six positions are determined by an Open Tournament, called the Challenge Round, open to all United States curlers, where the final six teams from this triple elimination tournament get spots in the National tournament.

Past champions[edit]

Year Site Winning Club Skip Third Second Lead Finish at Worlds1
1957 Chicago, IL Minnesota Hibbing, MN Harold Lauber Louis Lauber Peter Beasy Matt Berklich
1958 Milwaukee, WI Michigan Detroit, MI Mike Slyziuk Douglas Fisk Ernest Slyziuk Merritt Knowlson
1959 Green Bay, WI Minnesota Hibbing, MN Dick Brown Terry Kleffman Fran Kleffman Nick Jerulle
1960 Chicago, IL North Dakota Grafton, ND Orvil Gilleshammer Glenn Gilleshammer Wilmer Collette Donald LaBonte
1961 Grand Forks, ND Washington (state) Seattle, WA Frank Crealock Ken Sherwood John Jamieson Bud McCartney Bronze
1962 Detroit, MI Minnesota Hibbing, MN Dick Brown Terry Kleffman Fran Kleffman Nick Jerulle Silver
1963 Duluth, MN Michigan Detroit, MI Mike Slyziuk Nelson Brown Ernest Slyziuk Walter Hubchick Silver
1964 Utica, NY Minnesota Duluth, MN Robert Magie Jr. Bert Payne Russell Barber Britton Payne Bronze
1965 Seattle, WA Wisconsin Superior, WI Bud Somerville Bill Strum Al Gagne Tom Wright Gold
1966 Hibbing, MN North Dakota Fargo, ND Bruce Roberts Joe Zbacnik Gerry Toutant Mike O’Leary Bronze
1967 Winchester, MA Washington (state) Seattle, WA Bruce Roberts Tom Fitzpatrick John Wright Doug Walker Bronze
1968 Madison, WI Wisconsin Superior, WI Bud Somerville Bill Strum Al Gagne Tom Wright Bronze
1969 Grand Forks, ND Wisconsin Superior, WI Bud Somerville Bill Strum Franklin Bradshaw Gene Oveson Silver
1970 Ardsley, NY North Dakota Grafton, ND Art Tallackson Glenn Gilleshammer Ray Holt Trueman Thompson 4th
1971 Duluth, MN North Dakota Edmore, ND Dale Dalziel Dennis Melland Clark Sampson Rodney Melland Bronze
1972 Wilmette, IL North Dakota Grafton, ND Robert LaBonte Frank Aasand John Aasand Ray Morgan Silver
1973 Colorado Springs, CO Massachusetts Winchester, MA Charles Reeves Doug Carlson Henry Shean Barry Blanchard 5th
1974 Schenectady, N.Y. Wisconsin Superior, WI Bud Somerville Bob Nichols Bill Strum Tom Locken Gold
1975 Detroit, MI Washington (state) Seattle, WA Ed Risling Charles Lundgren Gary Schnee Dave Telvik Silver
1976 Wausau, WI Minnesota Hibbing, MN Bruce Roberts Joe Roberts Gary Kleffman Jerry Scott Gold
1977 Northbrook, IL Minnesota Hibbing, MN Bruce Roberts Paul Pustovar Gary Kleffman Jerry Scott 4th
1978 Utica, NY Wisconsin Superior, WI Bob Nichols Bill Strum Tom Locken Bob Christman Gold
1979 Superior, WI Minnesota Bemidji, MN Scott Baird Dan Haluptzok Mark Haluptzok Bob Fenson 5th
1980 Bemidji, MN Minnesota Hibbing, MN Paul Pustovar John Jankila Gary Kleffman Jerry Scott 4th
1981 Fairbanks, AK Wisconsin Superior, WI Bruce Roberts Bud Somerville Bob Christman Robert Buchanan Silver
1982 Brookline, MA Wisconsin Madison, WI Steve Brown Ed Sheffield Huns Gustrowsky George Godfrey 6th
1983 Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Colorado Springs, CO Don Cooper Jerry Van Brunt Jr. Bill Shipstad Jack McNelly 6th
1984 Hibbing, MN Minnesota Hibbing, MN Joe Roberts Bruce Roberts Gary Kleffman Jerry Scott 6th
1985 Mequon, WI Illinois Wilmette, IL Tim Wright John Jahant Jim Wilson Russ Armstrong 3rd
1986 Seattle, WA Wisconsin Madison, WI Steve Brown Wally Henry George Godfrey Richard Maskel Bronze
1987 Lake Placid, NY Washington (state) Seattle, WA Jim Vukich Ron Sharpe George Pepelnjak Gary Joraanstad 5th
1988 St. Paul, MN Washington (state) Seattle, WA Doug Jones Bard Nordlund Murphy Tomlinson Mike Grennan 7th
1989 Detroit, MI Washington (state) Seattle, WA Jim Vukich Curt Fish Bard Nordlund, Jason Larway James Pleasants 8th
1990 Superior, WI Washington (state) Seattle, WA Bard Nordlund Doug Jones Murphy Tomlinson Tom Violette 6th
1991 Utica, NY Wisconsin Madison, WI Steve Brown Paul Pustovar George Godfrey Wally Henry, Mike Fraboni Bronze
1992 Grafton, ND Washington (state) Seattle, WA Doug Jones Jason Larway Joel Larway Tom Violette Bronze
1993 St. Paul, MN Minnesota Bemidji, MN Scott Baird Pete Fenson Mark Haluptzok Tim Johnson Bronze
1994 Duluth, MN Minnesota Bemidji, MN Scott Baird Pete Fenson Mark Haluptzok Tim Johnson 5th
1995 Appleton, WI Wisconsin Superior, WI Tim Somerville Mike Schneeberger Myles Brundidge John Gordon 4th
1996 Bemidji, MN Wisconsin Superior, WI Tim Somerville Mike Schneeberger Myles Brundidge John Gordon 5th
1997 Seattle, WA North Dakota Langdon, ND Craig Disher Kevin Kakela Joel Jacobson Paul Peterson 6th
1998 Bismarck, ND Wisconsin Stevens Point, WI Paul Pustovar Dave Violette Greg Wilson Cory Ward 6th
1999 Duluth, MN Wisconsin Superior, WI Tim Somerville Don Barcome Jr. Myles Brundidge John Gordon 4th
2000 Ogden, UT Wisconsin Madison, WI Craig Brown Ryan Quinn Jon Brunt John Dunlop 4th
2001 Madison, WI Washington (state) Seattle, WA Jason Larway Greg Romaniuk Joel Larway Travis Way, Doug Kauffman 6th
2002 Eveleth, MN Wisconsin Madison, WI Paul Pustovar Mike Fraboni Geoff Goodland Richard Maskel 4th
2003 Utica, NY Minnesota Bemidji, MN Pete Fenson Eric Fenson Shawn Rojeski John Shuster 8th
2004 Grand Forks, ND Washington (state) Seattle, WA Jason Larway Doug Pottinger Joel Larway Bill Todhunter, Doug Kauffman 9th
2005 Madison, WI Minnesota Bemidji, MN Pete Fenson Shawn Rojeski Joe Polo John Shuster 6th
2006 Bemidji, MN Minnesota Bemidji, MN Pete Fenson Shawn Rojeski Joe Polo John Shuster 4th
2007 Utica, NY Minnesota Caledonian Todd Birr Bill Todhunter Greg Johnson Kevin Birr Bronze
2008 Hibbing, MN Wisconsin Madison, WI Craig Brown Rich Ruohonen John Dunlop Pete Annis 7th
2009 Broomfield, CO Minnesota Duluth, MN John Shuster Jason Smith Jeff Isaacson John Benton 5th
2010 Kalamazoo, MI Minnesota Bemidji, MN Pete Fenson Shawn Rojeski Joe Polo Tyler George 4th
2011 Fargo, ND Minnesota Bemidji, MN Pete Fenson Shawn Rojeski Joe Polo Ryan Brunt 10th
2012 Philadelphia, PA New York Ardsley, NY Heath McCormick Bill Stopera Martin Sather Dean Gemmell 8th
2013 Green Bay, WI Washington (state) Seattle, WA Brady Clark Sean Beighton Darren Lehto Philip Tilker, Steve Lundeen 9th
2014 Philadelphia, PA Minnesota Bemidji, MN Pete Fenson Shawn Rojeski Joe Polo Ryan Brunt 10th
2015 Kalamazoo, MI
2016 Jacksonville, FL
Notes
  1. ^ This column shows the results of the team representing the United States at the World Curling Championships. Based on the rules implemented by the United States Curling Association for the 2013–14 season, the United States team at the World Curling Championships is not necessarily the team that won the national championship.

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