Torger Nergård

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Torger Nergård
Torger Nergård 2010.jpg
Born (1974-12-12) 12 December 1974 (age 44)
Team
Curling clubSnarøen CC,
Oslo, NOR
SkipThomas Ulsrud
ThirdTorger Nergård
SecondChristoffer Svae
LeadHåvard Vad Petersson
AlternateMarkus Høiberg
Career
World Championship
appearances
12 (1998, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
European Championship
appearances
18 (1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Olympic
appearances
5 (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018)

Torger Nergård, also spelled Nergaard (born 12 December 1974 in Trondheim) is a Norwegian curler from Oslo.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Nergård has curled professionally since 1987 and currently plays third for Team Thomas Ulsrud.[2] At Junior level, he played third at the 1991 and 1992 World Junior Curling Championships for Thomas Due, and skipped his own team in 1996. Nergård was the alternate for Pål Trulsen's team when Norway won the gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics and the 2005 European Curling Championships.

With Team Ulsrud, Nergård played lead in 1997, second in 1998, and third in 2000, 2002–2003 and 2006–2010; the latter years saw the team winning six World Curling Tour events, four European Curling Championship medals (silver in 2007 and 2008; bronze in 2002 and 2009), three World Curling Championship bronze medals (2006, 2008 and 2009), and silver at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.[3][4][5]

Nergård, right, with Thomas Ulsrud at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Nergård competed as skip during the 2010 World Curling Championship in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, when Thomas Ulsrud had to return home for family reasons. Team Nergård won the silver medal having played some memorable matches, including a 9–8 win against Canada's Team Kevin Koe in the final round-robin game, which placed Norway first in the rankings (10–1), and a 9–7 win against Scotland's Team Warwick Smith in the semi-final.[6][7][8] On the strength of Norway's national team during the tournament, Nergård commented that "it wasn't easy coming into the championship without Tom [Ulsrud], but I think we have shown that we can play well. We are a small nation and there are not many curlers compared to the choice in Canada."[7] At the closing ceremony of the championship, Nergård was honoured by his fellow competitors with the 2010 Colin Campbell Memorial Award, a recognition given to an athlete who "by deed and action in the course of their performance, best exemplified the traditional curling values of skill, honesty, fair play, friendship and sportsmanship."[9]

Following 2010, the team would not medal again at the World Championships, but they did win back-to-back golds at the European Curling Championships in 2010 and 2011 and won silver in 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Nergård is married to fellow curler Marianne Rørvik and has two children.[10][11] He is employed as an engineer[12] with Goodtech Projects and Services.[13]

Teams[edit]

Season Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Events
1990–91 Thomas Due Torger Nergård Mads Rygg Johan Høstmælingen Krister Aanesen 1991 WJCC
1991–92 Thomas Due Torger Nergård Mads Rygg Johan Høstmælingen Thomas Ulsrud 1992 WJCC
1995–96 Torger Nergård Robert Kokkinn Magnus Utgård Jan Øivind Hewitt Kenneth Andersen 1996 WJCC
1997–98 Thomas Ulsrud Johan Høstmælingen Thomas Due Torger Nergård Rolf Andreas Lauten 1997 ECC
Thomas Ulsrud Thomas Due Torger Nergård Johan Høstmælingen Rolf Andreas Lauten 1998 WCC
2000–01 Thomas Ulsrud Torger Nergård Thomas Due Johan Høstmælingen Flemming Davanger 2000 ECC
2001–02 Pål Trulsen Lars Vågberg Flemming Davanger Bent Ånund Ramsfjell Torger Nergård 2001 ECC, 2002 OG
2002–03 Thomas Ulsrud Torger Nergård Thomas Due Johan Høstmælingen Thomas Løvold 2002 ECC
2003–04 Thomas Ulsrud Torger Nergård Thomas Due Jan Thoresen Thomas Løvold 2003 ECC
Pål Trulsen Lars Vågberg Flemming Davanger Bent Ånund Ramsfjell Torger Nergård 2004 WCC
2005–06 Pål Trulsen Lars Vågberg Flemming Davanger Bent Ånund Ramsfjell Torger Nergård 2005 ECC, 2006 OG
Thomas Ulsrud Torger Nergård Thomas Due Jan Thoresen Christoffer Svae 2006 WCC
2006–07 Thomas Ulsrud Torger Nergård Thomas Due Jan Thoresen Christoffer Svae
Petter Moe
Thomas Løvold
2006 ECC, 2007 WCC
2007–08 Thomas Ulsrud Torger Nergård Christoffer Svae Håvard Vad Petersson Thomas Due 2007 ECC, 2008 WCC
2008–09 Thomas Ulsrud Torger Nergård Christoffer Svae Håvard Vad Petersson Thomas Due
Thomas Løvold
2008 ECC, 2009 WCC
2009–10 Thomas Ulsrud Torger Nergård Christoffer Svae Håvard Vad Petersson Thomas Løvold 2009 ECC, 2010 OG
2010–11 Thomas Ulsrud Torger Nergård Christoffer Svae Håvard Vad Petersson Markus Høiberg 2010 ECC, 2011 WCC
2011–12 Thomas Ulsrud Torger Nergård Christoffer Svae Håvard Vad Petersson Markus Høiberg 2011 ECC, 2012 WCC
2012–13 Thomas Ulsrud Torger Nergård Christoffer Svae Håvard Vad Petersson Thomas Løvold
Markus Høiberg
2012 ECC, 2013 WCC
2013–14 Thomas Ulsrud Torger Nergård Christoffer Svae Håvard Vad Petersson Markus Høiberg 2013 ECC, 2014 OG, 2014 WCC
2014–15 Thomas Ulsrud Torger Nergård Christoffer Svae Håvard Vad Petersson Markus Høiberg

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