Chris Plys


Plys, who started to curl in 1998, used to curl with Aanders Brorson, Matt Perushek, and Matt Hamilton. He has been in six State Curling Championships, taking first in the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. Doing this allowed Plys to advance to the national level championships, the title in which he has won for four straight years (2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009) ( He has made his way up the platform at the Junior Men's World Curling Championships. In 2006, Plys took 9th place in Jeonju, South Korea. The next year, in 2007, he took 5th place in Eveleth, Minnesota. And finally in 2008, Plys won the gold medal in Ostersund, Sweden ( Plys has also competed at the World University Games in 2007, in Pinerolo, Italy. He played second on the John Shuster team, and they won the gold. Plys currently holds the record for the most United States Junior National Championships by a skip (

Plys was chosen to be the alternate on the 2010 US Olympic team and represented the United States at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C. He was called in to skip the team (in place of John Shuster) during Draw 6 while the US team was still recovering from four losses in a row, and led the team to a 4-3 victory over France after a 10th end steal. Following the Olympics, Plys was drafted onto the Tyler George rink, where he threw third rocks (and sometimes fourth). The George rink finished as runners-up in the 2011 and 2013 national championships. In 2014, Plys moved to the third on the Heath McCormick rink, which placed second in both the 2017 Olympic Trials (to Shuster) and the 2018 national championships, as well as third in the 2014 and 2015 national championships. George, who had moved to the Shuster rink, then took a hiatus from curling after the Shuster rink won the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and Plys replaced him as third on that rink. The Shuster rink then won the 2019 national championships and represented the US at the 2019 World Men's Curling Championship.

Personal life

Plys works as a manager at a food commodity business.[1]


2005–06Chris PlysMatt Mielke Kevin Johnson Tommy KentAaron Wald2006 WJCC
2006–07Chris PlysAanders BrorsonMatt Perushek Joel Cooper2007 WJCC
2007–08Chris PlysAanders BrorsonMatt Perushek Matt Hamilton2008 WJCC
2008–09Chris PlysAanders BrorsonMatt Perushek Matt Hamilton2009 USOCT, 2009 WJCC
2009–10John Shuster Jason SmithJeff IsaacsonJohn BentonChris Plys2010 OG
2010–11Tyler GeorgeChris PlysRich RuohonenPhill Drobnick2011 USNCC
2011–12Tyler GeorgeChris PlysRich RuohonenColin Hufman2012 USNCC
2012–13Chris Plys (Fourth)Tyler George (Skip)Rich RuohonenColin Hufman2013 USNCC
2013–14Chris Plys (Fourth)Tyler George (Skip)Rich RuohonenColin Hufman2013 USOCT
Heath McCormickChris PlysRich RuohonenColin Hufman2014 USNCC
2014–15Heath McCormickChris PlysJoe PoloColin HufmanRyan Brunt2015 USNCC
2015–16Chris Plys (Fourth)Pete Fenson (Skip)Joe Polo Jason Smith 2016 USNCC
2016–17Heath McCormickChris PlysKorey DropkinTom Howell2017 USNCC
2017–18Heath McCormickChris PlysKorey DropkinTom HowellRich Ruohonen2017 USOCT, 2018 USNCC
2018–19John ShusterChris Plys Matt HamiltonJohn Landsteiner2019 USNCC, 2019 WCC
2019–20John ShusterChris Plys Matt HamiltonJohn Landsteiner


  1. 2019 Continental Cup Media Guide: Team Shuster
  • "The Concierge Questionnaire-Chris Plys Interview". 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  • Chris Plys on the World Curling Federation database
  • Chris Plys on the World Curling Tour database
  • Chris Plys on the CurlingZone database
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