John Benton (curler)
June 23, 1969 |
|Curling club||St. Paul CC,
St. Paul, Minnesota
John Benton (born June 23, 1969) is an American curler from St. Michael, Minnesota. He started curling in 1975 and made his first U.S. Junior National Championships in 1987. In 1998 he qualified for his first Olympic Trials where he was placed fifth. In 2009 he was successful in his third Olympic Trials, which earned the right to compete at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
He qualified as the lead for John Shuster's rink. His other teammates are Jason Smith and Jeff Isaacson. Chris Plys joined the team as alternate after the 2010 Olympic Trials. In April 2009 he participated in the Men's World Curling Championships. His team placed fifth with a 7–4 record. In 2010 he left the team to form his own team.
|2008–09||John Shuster||Jason Smith||Jeff Isaacson||John Benton||2009 USNCC/USOCT, WCC|
|2009–10||John Shuster||Jason Smith||Jeff Isaacson||John Benton||2010 OG|
|2010–11||John Benton||Andy Jukich||Jeff Puleo||Erik Ordway|
|2011–12||John Benton||Ryan Lemke (fourth)||Jake Will||Steve Day|
- "John Benton profile". USA Curling. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012.
- Dougherty, Pete (January 14, 2014). "Catalon, Strader among 84 Olympic broadcasters for NBC". Times-Union. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
- John Benton on the World Curling Tour database
- John Benton on the CurlingZone database
- John Benton on the World Curling Federation database
- John Benton at TeamUSA.org
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