Steffen Walstad

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Steffen Walstad
Born (1989-02-10) 10 February 1989 (age 30)
Team
Curling clubOppdal CK,
Oppdal, NOR
SkipThomas Ulsrud
ThirdSteffen Walstad
SecondMarkus Høiberg
LeadMagnus Vågberg
Career
World Championship
appearances
3 (2017, 2018, 2019)
European Championship
appearances
2 (2018, 2019)

Steffen Walstad (born 10 February 1989 in Oppdal) is a Norwegian curler from Oslo.

Junior career[edit]

Walstad played in three World Junior Curling Championships, from 2008 to 2010 inclusive. At the 2008 World Junior Curling Championships he played third for the Kristian Rolvsfjord rink, finishing in 4th place. At the 2009 World Junior Curling Championships he played second for the team, finishing in 5th place. And at the 2010 World Junior Curling Championships, he played second for the Steffen Mellemseter, finishing 5th overall.

Walstad has played in four Winter Universiades; playing in the 2011 Winter Universiade, he played third for Markus Høiberg, finishing 7th. The team represented Norway again at the 2013 Winter Universiade, where they improved to a fourth place finish. At the 2015 Winter Universiade, Walstad skipped the University of Oslo rink to a gold medal, defeating Russia's Evgeny Arkhipov in the final. Walstad again skipped Norway at the 2017 Winter Universiade, where he won a bronze medal.

Men's career[edit]

Walstad has won two Norwegian men's championships, in 2016 and 2017. His 2017 win included a best-of-three playoff against perennial Norwegian national team skip Thomas Ulsrud to represent Norway at the World Championships, which they won, earning Walstad a right to represent Norway at the 2017 Ford World Men's Curling Championship.[1]

On the World Curling Tour, Walstad won his first career event at the 2017 German Masters.

Mixed curling[edit]

Walstad has found much success in mixed curling. He has skipped Norway twice at the European Mixed Curling Championship and once at its successor tournament, the World Mixed Curling Championship. He led Norway to a 5th place finish at the 2012 European Mixed Curling Championship. He found more success at the 2014 European Mixed Curling Championship, where he would lead his rink of Kristin Moen Skaslien, Magnus Nedregotten and Julie Kjær Molnar to a silver medal finish, after losing to Sweden in the final. He found even more success at the 2015 World Mixed Curling Championship. There he led his team of Molnar, Sander Rølvåg and Pia Trulsen to a gold medal.

Personal life[edit]

Walstad is employed as a photographer.[2]

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
Even 2017–18 2018–19
Elite 10 DNP DNP
Masters DNP Q
Tour Challenge F DNP
The National DNP DNP
Canadian Open DNP
Players' Championships DNP
Champions Cup DNP

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