Sean Silver

USA Curling

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 Position:    Vice skip
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 Delivers:    Right-handed
 Born:    August 5, 1966, in Maine
 Hometown:    Chicago, IL
 Occupation:    Commercial banker with LaSalle Bank
 Education:    Bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University
 Family:    Married to Ann Swisshelm Silver
 Year started curling:    1978

CURLING HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. National Championships: 2006 (8th), 2003 (quarterfinalist), 2002 (quarterfinalist), 2001, 2000, 1999 (quarterfinalist), 1998
  • U.S. Club National Championships: 2005 (champion)
  • Men's Second Chance: 2004, 2001 (qualified to Nationals), 1997
  • Mixed National Championship: 2001
  • U.S. Junior Nationals: 1988 (semifinalist), 1986, 1984
  • Illinois State Men's Champion: 2005
  • Participant in several Men's National Championships, Mixed Nationals and Junior Nationals
  • Runner-up at the 2002 Exmoor Mixed Bonspiel

About Sean Silver:

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Curls out of: Exmoor Curling Club

Curling start: "I was taught to curl by my father, Dick Silver, who began his career as 1954 Quebec Junior Champion. For more than 20 years, I had the privilege of playing with my father in more bonspiels than I can recall, from Seattle to Newfoundland (which is where he was born, which I guess makes me a Newfie). Prior to him passing away, he coached my team to a memorable quarterfinal finish at the 1999 Men's National Championship in Duluth."

Most memorable curling experience: "While I have had many memorable curling experiences, the most meaningful was watching my curling practice partner (oh, and also my wife), Ann Swisshelm Silver, represent the USA at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City."