Patti Lank

USA Curling

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Mackenzie Lank  Nina Spatola, Caitlin Maroldo

Delivers Right-handed
Born July 4, 1964, Midale, Saskatchewan, Canada
Hometown Lewiston, N.Y.
Occupation Full-time mom
Family Married with two children, Madisson & Mackenzie 
Year started curling 1978
Height 5 feet, 8 inches
Weight 135 pounds
Education Degree in creative fashion design, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada
CURLING HIGHLIGHTS
  • Women’s World Championship: 2011 (7th), 2004 (4th), 2002 (7th), 1999 (silver), 1997 (5th)
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Curling: 2009 (2nd), 2005 (3rd), 2001 (2nd), 1997 (4th)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2013 (5th), 2012 (8th), 2011 (champion), 2010 (runner-up), 2009 (runner-up), 2008 (runner-up), 2007 (bronze), 2006 (2nd), 2005 (3rd), 2004 (champion), 2003 (runner-up), 2002 (champion), 2001 (runner-up), 2000 (runner-up), 1999 (champion), 1998 (runner-up), 1997 (champion), 1996 (3rd), 1994 (4th)
  • Karuizawa International Bonspiel: 2011 (bronze), 2007 (runner-up)
  • Shorty Jenkins Classic: 2003 (champion)
  • Continental Cup: 2012 (runner-up), 2004 (champion), 2002 (champion)
  • Wisconsin State Women's Curling Championship: 2004 (champion)
  • U.S. Mixed National Championship: 1995 (runner-up)
  • USA Curling Female Athlete of the Year: 2011, 1999
  • USA Curling Team of the Year: 2004, 1999
  • Canadian Provincials: Six years

Other highlights include:

  • 2000-01 – Wisconsin State Championships (champion); Southwest Ontario Women's Classic, London, Ontario, Canada (semifinalist); St. Paul Cashspiel, St. Paul, Minn. (semifinalist); JVC Cashspiel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (quarterfinalist); Autumn Gold Curling Classic, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (semifinalist).
  • 1999-2000 – Autumn Gold Curling Classic in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (semifinalist); Sask Power Women’s Classic in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (semifinalist);
  • 1998-99 – United States Challenge Competition in Milwaukee, Wis. (champion); European Masters in Stockholm, Sweden (finalist); Weston Curling Classic in Ontario, Canada (finalist); Southwest Ontario Women’s Classic in London, Ontario, Canada (Semi-finalist)
  • 1997-98 – European Masters in Stockholm, Sweden (finalist).
  • 1996-97 – Investor's Group Cashspiel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (qualifier); Bacardi 'Spiel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (qualifier)

About Patti Lank:

Lank has always enjoyed all sports. She grew up with five brothers and one sister, so competition started early in life. She loves the draw game. She has recorded an 8-ender (a perfect end in curling, similar to a hole-in-one in golf).  Her entire family curls; her mother played Seniors out of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. She thanks five very competitive brothers and a sister for helping her develop the fierce intensity she displays.

In her own words: I began curling when I was 11 years old. By age 25 I had committed myself to becoming a world-class athlete. I chose the sport of curling because of the patience, mental toughness and balance it requires. And the support from curler to curler, no matter what the ability, is tremendous. I practice a minimum of 15 hours a week during mid-season. My training sessions consist of on-ice practice and drills, cardio workouts, weight training, and swimming. I also try to eat sensibly.

Training regimen: Work out five times per week, and include swimming.

Hobbies: Landscaping

Other favorite sports: Golf, baseball, volleyball, billiards, family biking.

What I'd like the world to know about curling: The support from curler to curler, no matter what the ability, is tremendous.