Heath McCormick

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Heath McCormick
Curler
Born (1976-08-07) August 7, 1976 (age 40)
Lansing, Michigan
Team
Curling club Ardlsey CC, Irvington
Skip Heath McCormick
Third Chris Plys
Second Korey Dropkin
Lead Tom Howell
Career
World Championship
appearances
1 (2012)

Heath McCormick (born August 7, 1976) is a Canadian-American curler from Sarnia, Ontario.

Career[edit]

McCormick began curling in 1992 as a junior in Ontario. He competed in the Ontario Junior Curling Championships five times, and won in 1996 playing third for Patrick Ferris. That rink represented Ontario at the 1996 Canadian Junior Curling Championships where they lost in a tie-breaker game to Nova Scotia's Rob Sifton.[1] He also competed in the Ontario's men's provincial championships six times and finished as runner-up in 2003. He was part of the winning team in the 2004 Ontario mixed championship.[2] He lost in the final of the 2004 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship to Shannon Kleibrink of Alberta.[3]

In 2010, McCormick returned to the United States after he was recruited by Bill Stopera, Martin Sather, and Dean Gemmell to replace Matt Hames, who was retiring, as skip. With his new team, McCormick competed in the 2011 United States Men's Curling Championship, finishing fourth after a playoff loss to Todd Birr. He returned the next year to play in the nationals and went through the round robin undefeated, eventually securing his first nationals title with a win over defending champion Pete Fenson.

McCormick and his team played at the 2013 United States Men's Curling Championship, and qualified for the playoffs, defeating Fenson and Mike Farbelow in the tiebreaker round. They lost to eventual champion Brady Clark in the 3 vs. 4 page playoff game.

Upon their semifinal win at the 2012 United States Men's Curling Championship, McCormick and his team were qualified to participate at the 2014 United States Olympic Curling Trials.[4]

Grand Slam record[edit]

Key
C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17
Masters / World Cup DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Q DNP DNP DNP DNP
The National Q Q DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP SF DNP DNP
Canadian Open Q DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Q
Players' DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

Personal life[edit]

McCormick grew up in Sarnia, Ontario. He studied at the University of Western Ontario. He works as an insurance broker with McCormick Insurance Brokers Ltd. Despite sharing a last name, Heath is not related to United States female curler Debbie McCormick[2]

Teams[edit]

Season Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Events
2010–11 Heath McCormick Bill Stopera Martin Sather Dean Gemmell 2011 USNCC
2011–12 Heath McCormick Bill Stopera Martin Sather Dean Gemmell 2012 USNCC, 2012 WCC
2012–13 Heath McCormick Bill Stopera Martin Sather Dean Gemmell 2013 USNCC
2013–14 Heath McCormick Bill Stopera Dean Gemmell Martin Sather 2013 USOCT
2014–15 Heath McCormick Chris Plys Joe Polo Colin Hufman Ryan Brunt 2015 USNCC
2015–16 Heath McCormick Bill Stopera Dean Gemmell Mark Lazar Andrew Stopera 2016 USNCC
2016–17 Heath McCormick Chris Plys Korey Dropkin Tom Howell 2017 USNCC

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