Korey Dropkin

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Korey Dropkin
Korey Dropkin.jpg
Born (1995-06-11) June 11, 1995 (age 24)
Team
SkipKorey Dropkin
ThirdThomas Howell
SecondMark Fenner
LeadAlex Fenson
AlternateJoe Polo
Mixed doubles
partner
Sarah Anderson
Career
World Championship
appearances
1 (2019)
World Mixed Doubles Championship
appearances
2 (2015, 2018)

Korey Dropkin (born June 11, 1995) is an American curler originally from Southborough, Massachusetts.

Curling career[edit]

As a junior curler, Dropkin won three United States Junior Curling Championships, playing third for brother[1] Stephen in 2012 and skipping in 2013 and 2016. As such, he played for the United States at the World Junior Curling Championships, finishing 5th at the 2012 World Junior Curling Championships and 7th at the 2013 World Junior Curling Championships.

Dropkin was a member of the U.S. team at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics, skipping a team that included Sarah Anderson, Thomas Howell and Taylor Anderson. The team finished 5th at the event; after going undefeated in the round robin, they were eliminated in the quarter final against Italy. Dropkin did not go away from the event empty handed, as he picked up a bronze medal at the mixed doubles event with teammate Marina Verenich of Russia.

Dropkin also represented the United States at the 2013 Winter Universiade, playing lead for the Chris Plys rink. That team finished in 5th place.

On the World Curling Tour, Dropkin has been a regular at events held in the U.S., playing in his first event at the 2010 Laphroaig Scotch Open at the age of 15. Dropkin won his first Tour event by winning the 2014 Twin Cities Open.

Personal life[edit]

Dropkin currently is a student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.[2] He is also employed as a landscaper and curling instructor. He lives in Duluth, Minnesota.[3]

Teams[edit]

Men's[edit]

Season Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Events
2009–10[4] Stephen Dropkin Korey Dropkin Tom Howell Ryan McMakin Cameron Ross 2010 USJCC
2010–11[5] Stephen Dropkin Korey Dropkin Tom Howell Derek Corbett Cameron Ross 2011 USJCC
2011–12 Stephen Dropkin Korey Dropkin Tom Howell Derek Corbett Cameron Ross 2012 USJCC, 2012 WJCC
2012–13 Korey Dropkin Tom Howell Mark Fenner Alex Fenson Connor Hoge 2013 USJCC, 2013 WJCC
2013–14 Korey Dropkin Tom Howell Mark Fenner Alex Fenson 2014 USJCC
2014–15 Korey Dropkin Tom Howell Mark Fenner Andrew Stopera Luc Violette 2015 USMCC, 2015 USJCC
2015–16 Korey Dropkin Tom Howell Mark Fenner Alex Fenson Quinn Evenson 2016 USMCC, 2016 USJCC, 2016 WJCC
2016–17 Heath McCormick Chris Plys Korey Dropkin Tom Howell 2017 USMCC
2017–18 Heath McCormick Chris Plys Korey Dropkin Tom Howell 2018 USMCC
2018–19 Korey Dropkin Tom Howell Mark Fenner Alex Fenson 2019 USMCC
2019–20 Korey Dropkin Tom Howell Mark Fenner Alex Fenson Joe Polo 2020 USMCC

Mixed doubles[edit]

Season Male Female Events
2014–15 Korey Dropkin Sarah Anderson 2015 USMDCC 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2015 WMDCC (5th)
2017–18 Korey Dropkin Sarah Anderson 2018 USMDCC 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2018 WMDCC (13th)
2018–19 Korey Dropkin Sarah Anderson 2019 USMDCC (QF)
2019–20 Korey Dropkin Sarah Anderson 2020 USMDCC 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

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 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20
Tour Challenge DNP Q T2 T2
Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP
The National DNP DNP DNP DNP
Canadian Open Q DNP DNP QF
Players' DNP DNP DNP N/A
Champions Cup Q DNP DNP N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southborough brothers curl for gold in Alaska". My Southborough. Jan 28, 2011. Retrieved Apr 29, 2020.
  2. ^ "Korey Dropkin". USA Curling. Retrieved Apr 29, 2020.
  3. ^ 2019 World Men's Curling Championship Media Guide: Team USA
  4. ^ "Field set for 2010 U.S. Junior Nationals". USA Curling. January 14, 2010. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  5. ^ "CURLING: Field set for 2011 USA Curling Junior Nationals in Fairbanks". Team USA. January 5, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2020.

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