Chris Plys

USA Curling

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EVENT - CURLING, FIFTH

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OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. National Championships: 2009
  • World Curling Championships: 2009 (5th)
  • World Junior Championships: 2009 (bronze), 2008 (gold), 2007 (5th), 2006 (9th)
  • U.S. Junior National Championships: 2009 (champion), 2008 (champion), 2007 (champion), 2006 (champion), 2005 (5th), 2004 (5th), 2003 (champion as Alternate on Gates team)
  • Minnesota State Junior Championships: 2009 (champion), 2008 (champion), 2007 (champion), 2006 (champion), 2004, 2003 (3rd)
  • Illinois State Junior Championships: 2005 (champion)
  • Junior B National Playdown: 2003 (champion)
  • World Junior B Championships: 2004
  • Minnesota State High School Curling Championships: 2003 (runner-up), 2002 (champion)
  • U.S. and Canadian World Curling Tour Events
  • 2008 US Curling Association Team of the Year
  • U.S. Junior Nationals All Star Team: 2008

PERSONAL

Home Club: Duluth Curling Club

Years Curling: 11

Curls: Right-handed

Favorite Food: Chinese  

Hobbies (other than curling!): music, skateboarding, going out with friends  

Favorite Music/Performers: Matt Costa, the Hush Sound, Dashboard Confessional, OAR, Say Anything, The Flaming Lips, Emery, Sims, Atmosphere, POS, @1507, Underoath, Bob Marley, Jimmy Eat World, Blink 182, ATITS, Shivogitt, Eminem, Young Joc, Ludacris, Dre, Michael Jackson, Third Eye Blind, Sublime, U2, Coldplay, The Frey, The Tide, Michael Tolcher, Toby Lightman, LA Symphony, Memories Fading, Bedlight for Blue Eyes, Anberlin, Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson, Rascal Flatts, Brookes and Dunn, Blake Shelton, Floggin Molly, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, A Thorn for Every Heart, TBS, Fallout Boy, TFK, Falling Up, 10 ft. Ganja Plant, Diamond Rio, Haystak, Pearl Jam, Cream, Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Wier and Ratdog, Dovavon Frankenreiter, G Love And Special Sauce, Dessa, POS, Cecil Otter, Sims, Mictlan, Grieves, Soulcrate Music, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Az, The Beatles, The Doors, The Killers, Heiruspecs, Beck, Everclear, Playradioplay!, Jurassic 5, Rachael Yamagata, Phil Lesh, Greatful Dead, Phish

Favorite Actors/Movies/TV Shows: Chapelle Show, The Office, Planet Earth, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Mentors/Tell About Them: Parents - get me through everything. If it weren't for them I wouldn't be where I am today. Grandparents - always keep me seeing things on the brighter side.

Career Highlights (In his own words): In 2007 I played with some friends and won the World University Games. This was my first International championship and was great because it was just a few guys who loved the game and had a good time whenever we were on the ice. In 2008 I lead my team to the World Junior Championshp in Ostersund, Sweden. This was a great experience to play with guys who I had played with for years and put everything we had into that team. To win that really made me feel like all I had post poned in school and everything else was worth it. This year we got the bronze at the World Juniors, and it was a highlight to stand on the podium one more time with my team and bring some hardware back for the USA.