Pete Fenson


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Position Skip
Delivers Right-handed
Born February 29, 1968, in Bemidji, Minn.
Hometown Bemidji, Minn.
Occupation Owner/operator of Dave's Pizza in Bemidji and Brainerd, Minn.
Family Married to Roxanne; two sons, Alex and Graem
Year started curling 1982
Height 6 feet, 1 inch
Weight 165 pounds
  Education Bachelor's degree in technical illustration and graphic design
  • Olympic Winter Games: 2006 (bronze)

  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2005 (champion), 1997

  • U.S. National Championships: 2006 (champion), 2005 (champion), 2004 (runner-up), 2003 (champion), 1994 (champion), 1993 (champion)8 additional appearances

  • World Curling Championships: 2006 (4th), 2005 (6th), 2003 (8th), 1994 (5th as vice skip with Scott Baird), 1993 (bronze as vice skip with Scott Baird)

  • Strauss Crown of Curling (World Curling Tour): 2005 (runner-up)

  • World Curling Tour Players Championship: 2006 (quarterfinalist), 2005 (quarterfinalist), 1997, 1995

  • Korbel International Cashspiel: 2005, 2004 (champion both years)

  • Minnesota State Men's Championships: Five-time champion; 2003 (runner-up)

  • USA Curling Athlete of the Year: 2005, 2003

  • Continental Cup of Curling: 2006, 2003 (runner-up)

  • U.S. Olympic Committee Team of the Month: December 2005

About Pete Fenson:

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Curls out of: Bemidji Curling Club


Curling start: "I was introduced to curling at age 13 by my parents who both curled."


Training regimen: "I enjoy training both on and off the ice, including cycling, swimming, and the occasional practice stone."


Other sports/hobbies: Golf, cycling/mountain biking, pinball, family time


In his own words: "When I'm not curling I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and scuba diving."


Greatest competitor: "Myself. It is a constant battle."


Favorite athlete to watch: Michael Jordan


Other Olympic sport he'd like to try: Downhill skiing

Curling heroes: Bob Fenson and Scott Baird

Cartoon character that best describes your personality: Roadrunner