Matt Hamilton (curler)

Career

In 2007 and 2008, Hamilton participated in the US Men's National Championships, placing 9th in both events.[1] In 2008 and 2009, he participated in the United States Junior National Championships, where he took first place on both occasions.[1]

Hamilton traveled to the 2008 World Junior Curling Championships in Östersund, Sweden as a member of the Chris Plys rink where he took home the gold medal after beating Sweden 9-5. While in Sweden, Hamilton won the championship's 2008 Sportsmanship Award, an award only given out to one male junior curler and one female junior curler.[1]

In the 2009 World Junior Curling Championships, held in the newly completed Vancouver Olympic Centre, Hamilton's team won the bronze medal.

In the stages leading up to the 2011 United States Men's Curling Championship, he played as Paul Pustovar's second through the Medford qualifier and the challenge round, eventually qualifying for the Nationals. He replaced Pustovar as skip in the Nationals, and finished seventh with a 3–6 win-loss record.

For the 2011–12 curling season, Hamilton played as Craig Brown's third in the World Curling Tour.

He won a Gold Medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Personal life

Hamilton works as an R&D technician[2][3] for Spectrum Brands. He is married[4] and resides in McFarland, Wisconsin. His sister, Becca Hamilton, is also an elite curler. She played with Nina Roth in the women's event at the 2018 Winter Olympics as well as with Matt in the mixed doubles event.

Social Media

Hamilton gained a following on Twitter after tweets comparing him to Mario surfaced.[5]

References

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