Augusto Perez

USA Curling

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  • 2006
  • 2010
 Position:    Retired
 Teammates:    
 Delivers:    Right-handed
 Born:    November 9, 1972, in Madrid, Spain
 Hometown:    East Syracuse, NY
 Occupation:    
 Education:    Bachelor's degree in Spanish with a minor in education from Lemoyne College
 Family:    Married, twins -- son & daughter
 Year started curling:    2005

Curling Highlights:

  • World Wheelchair Championship:  2011 (7th), 2009 (4th), 2008 (bronze), 2007 (5th)
  • Paralympic Winter Games:  2010 (4th), 2006 (8th)
  • 2008 USA Curling Male Athlete of the Year
  • Sportsmanship Award recipient at 2007 Wheelchair World Championship

Canoe/Kayak highlights:

  • World champion, 2009 ICF World Championships, C2 200 meters sprint
  • 2007 OC 12 national champion
  • 2008 OC 1 world champion
  • 2008 OC 12 silver medalist
  • Inducted into the International Canoe Hall of Fame, 2009

About Augusto Perez:

Curls out of:
Utica Curling Club, Utica, NY

Curling start:
"I was introduced to curling by Marc Deperno at Sitrin Rehab Center in Utica."

Curling goals:

"To be the best I can."

Member of:
Syracuse Flyers wheelchair basketball team

Hobbies:
Target shooting, soccer, wheelchair road racing, mechanics, wheelchair basketball

Favorite place to travel:

Spain and Puerto Rico