William "Bill" Strum (born April 16, 1938 in Bemidji, Minnesota, United States; died August 28, 2010) was an American curler from Superior, Wisconsin.
|Born||April 16, 1938|
|Died||August 28, 2010 72)(aged|
|Curling club||Superior CC,|
|5 (1965, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1978)|
|2 (1988, 1992; demo)|
He is a three-time World Men's champion (1965, 1974, 1978) and a five-time United States men's curling champion (1965, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1978).
He played in the 1988 Winter Olympics and at the 1992 Winter Olympics when curling was a demonstration sport. In 1988, the USA men's team finished in fourth place, in 1992 they won bronze medal.
Strum attended Superior Central High School. He was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard and was a partner with Central Sheet Metal. He was also a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church. He was married to Betty and had three children.
- United States Curling Association Hall of Fame:
- 1989 (as curler);
- 1994 (with all 1965 world champions team: skip Bud Somerville, second Al Gagne and lead Tom Wright).
- 2017 (with all 1974 world champions team: skip Bud Somerville, third Bob Nichols and lead Tom Locken).
- 2017 (with all 1978 world champions team: skip Bob Nichols, second Tom Locken and lead Bob Christman).
|1962-63||Bud Somerville||Jack Horst||Ray Somerville||Bill Strum|
|1964–65||Bud Somerville||Bill Strum||Al Gagne||Tom Wright||USMCC 1965 |
|1965–66||Bud Somerville||Bill Strum||Al Gagne||Tom Wright|
|1967–68||Bud Somerville||Bill Strum||Al Gagne||Tom Wright||USMCC 1968 |
|1968–69||Bud Somerville||Bill Strum||Franklin Bradshaw||Gene Ovesen||USMCC 1969 |
|1973–74||Bud Somerville||Bob Nichols||Bill Strum||Tom Locken||USMCC 1974 |
|1974–75||Bud Somerville||Bob Nichols||Bill Strum||Tom Locken|
|1975–76||Bud Somerville||Bob Nichols||Bill Strum||Tom Locken|
|1976–77||Bud Somerville||Bob Nichols||Bill Strum||Tom Locken|
|1977–78||Bob Nichols||Bill Strum||Tom Locken||Bob Christman||USMCC 1978 |
|1987–88||Bob Nichols (4th)||Bud Somerville (skip)||Tom Locken||Bob Christman||Bill Strum|
|WOG 1988 (4th)|
|1991–92||Tim Somerville (4th)||Mike Strum||Bud Somerville (skip)||Bill Strum||Bob Nichols|
|USOCT 1991 |
- USA Curling ("Curler Bill Strum, who won the world championships three times and was a member of the U.S. Olympic team when curling was a demonstration sport in 1988 and 1992, has passed away at age 72.")
- Tales from Sheet Nine - Passing of curlers both sad and uplifting - Sep 2010 - USAcurl
- Hall of Fame Members - USA Curling - Team USA
- "Wisconsin State Champions - Men's". Wisconsin State Curling Association. Retrieved Dec 13, 2019.
- Bill Strum on the World Curling Federation database
- Bill Strum at the International Olympic Committee
- Bill Strum at the Olympic Channel
- Curling Superiority!: A History of Superior Wisconsin's Champioship Curling Club - Google Books (p. 49)
- Video: 1978 Air Canada Silver Broom Highlights on YouTube
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