Lisa Schoeneberg

Lisa Schoeneberg (born September 29, 1957) is an American curler and Olympian.[1] She was a successful skip in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, leading her teams to two silver medals at the World Championships and represented the United States at the Olympic Games twice.

Lisa Schoeneberg
Born (1957-09-29) September 29, 1957
Curling clubMadison CC,
Madison, Wisconsin
World Championship
4 (1990,1992,1995,1996)
2 (1988,1998)

Curling career

In 1987 Schoeneberg and her team of Carla Casper, Lori Mountford, and Erika Brown competed at the United States' first Olympic Curling Trials, as curling was reintroduced at the 1988 Winter Olympics as a demonstration event. They upset the top two teams from that year's national championship to win the Trials and earn their spot as the American women's team at the Olympics.[2] At the Games they finished 5th out of 8 teams, with a 4-4 record.[3]

Also in 1988, Schoeneberg played as vice-skip for Steve Brown when they won the United States Mixed Curling Championship.[4]

Schoeneberg made her first appearance at the World Championships in 1990 in Västerås when she joined Bev Behnke's team, who had won the US National Championship, as alternate. They finished in 8th with a record of 3-7.[5]

Three times in the next six years Schoeneberg returned to the World Championships, but as skip instead of alternate. In 1992, 1995, and 1996 Schoeneberg led her team to the gold medal at the US National Championships and on to represent the United States at World's. At the 1992 World Championship in Garmisch-Partenkirchen the American women lost to Team Sweden in the championship game, resulting in a silver medal.[6] At the 1995 World Championship in Brandon they missed the playoffs, finished tied for 5th with a 4-5 record.[7] At the 1996 World Championship in Hamilton Schoeneberg's team again found success, making it to the championship game for a second time. This time they lost to Team Canada, again claiming the silver medal.[8]

Schoeneberg returned to the Olympics as skip at the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, where curling made its debut as a full event. The American team achieved 2 wins and 5 losses in the round-robin tournament, finishing tied for 5th place.[9]

Schoeneberg was inducted into the United States Curling Association (USCA) Hall of Fame in 2006[10] and four times she has been named the USCA Female Athlete of the Year: in 1987, 1992, 1995, and 1996.[11]


1988 Calgary Olympic Games[3]

1992 World Women's Championship[6]

1995 World Women's Championship[7]

1996 World Women's Championship[8]

1998 Nagano Olympic Games[9]


  1. "Lisa SCHOENEBERG - Olympic Curling | United States of America". International Olympic Committee. 2016-06-21. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  2. Vader, J. E. "No Stone Unturned". Vault. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  3. "XV. Olympic Winter Games 1988: Tournament details". Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  4. "Mixed Champions". Team USA. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  5. "World Curling Championships 1990: Tournament details". Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  6. "Canada Safeway World Curling Championships 1992: Tournament details". Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  7. "Ford World Curling Championships 1995: Tournament details". Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  8. "Ford World Curling Championships 1996: Tournament details". Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  9. "XVIII. Olympic Winter Games 1998: Tournament details". Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  10. "Hall of Fame Members". Team USA. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  11. "Female Athlete of the Year". Team USA. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
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