Sean Becker

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Sean Becker
Curler
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Born (1975-07-07) 7 July 1975 (age 42)
Ranfurly, New Zealand
Team
Curling club Ranfurly Curling Club
Ranfurly, New Zealand
Skip Peter de Boer
Third Sean Becker
Second Scott Becker
Lead Kenny Thomson
Alternate Phil Dowling
Career
World Championship
appearances
5 (1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2012)
Pacific-Asia Championship
appearances
20 (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Olympic
appearances
1 (2006)

Sean Peter Becker (born 7 July 1975 in Ranfurly) is a New Zealand curler[1].

Career[edit]

Becker was the skip for New Zealand teams which won three Pacific Curling Championships in 1998, 2003, and 2004. He also skipped for the New Zealand team in the 2004 and 2005 Ford World Men's Curling Championship, finishing in 8th place with a 5-6 record. He was the only member of the New Zealand team to be originally from New Zealand. His was the first men's curling team to represent New Zealand at the Olympics; unfortunately, they finished last out of 10 teams without notching a victory. His curling team consisted of Lorne de Pape, Hans Frauenlob, Dan Mustapic and Warren Dobson.[2] He carried the flag at the opening and closing ceremonies for his nation.

Following the Olympic Games in Torino 2006, Becker forged a new team of upcoming New Zealand talent including his younger brother, Scott. His team included Scott Becker, Rupert Jones, Warren Kearney and Warren Dobson. He skipped for New Zealand in the 2007, 2008, and 2010 Pacific Curling Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Aside from curling, Sean Becker's occupation is a sheep farmer. Becker's family is well known as a curling family. Becker's mother, father, sister, grandfather, and younger brother have all represented New Zealand on an international scale. Becker's father, Peter, is known as one of the first curlers to represent New Zealand internationally. He was also the coach of the women's team as well as the Secretary of the New Zealand Curling Association. Becker's sister, Bridget has been the skip of the New Zealand women's national curling team. His wife, Cassie, made her international debut with the New Zealand women's team in 2008.[3]

Career highlights[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Otago's sporting year". Otago Daily Times Online News. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Gilhooly, Daniel (2006-02-08). "Winter Olympics: NZ competitors a long shot". NZ Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2017-11-20. 
  3. ^ McMurran, Alistair (2008-11-08). "Curling: Outstanding contribution by family". Otago Daily Times Online News. Retrieved 2017-11-20. 

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