Patti Lank

Patti Lank (born July 4, 1964 in Midale, Saskatchewan) is an American curler from Lewiston, New York.

Patti Lank
Born (1964-07-04) July 4, 1964
Career
World Championship
appearances
5 (1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2010)

Career

Patti Lank began curling at the age of eleven and competed at her first US National Championships in 1994 and her team placed fourth. She has since gone on to compete in 20 National Championships. Patti Lank has won the United States title five times (1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, and 2011) and competed in the World Championships held in those years.[1]

In 1995 Lank earned a silver medal at the United States Mixed Curling Championship.[1]

At her first world championships, held in Berne, Switzerland in 1997, she and her team placed sixth with a 4 - 5 record.[2] She won the silver medal two years later at the 1999 World Championships, losing to Elisabet Gustafson's Swedish team in the final.[3] That is her best finish at World's. Lank's team placed seventh at the 2002 World's and fourth in 2004.[4]

Four times Lank has competed at the US Olympic Trials, in 1997, 2001, 2005, and 2009. Lank's team has finished in the top 4 every time, making it to the final in both 2001 and 2009, but fell short of earning the spot at the Olympics each time.[1]

In 2011, Lank and her team of Caitlin Maroldo, Jessica Schultz, and Mackenzie Lank went through the 2011 US Nationals round robin with an 8-1 record. They won the championship by defeating Allison Pottinger in the final. They represented the US at the 2011 World Championship in Esbjerg, Denmark, where they finished 7th with a record of 6-5.[4]

Lank made her first appearance at the World Senior Curling Championships in 2017 after winning the US Senior National title. Her team finished fourth, losing to Team Scotland in the bronze medal match 5-8.[5]

Teammates

1997 Berne World Championships

  • Patti Lank, Skip
  • Analissa Johnson, Third

1999 Saint John World Championships

  • Patti Lank, Skip

2004 Gävle World Championships

  • Patti Lank, Skip

2011 Esbjerg World Championship

  • Patti Lank, Skip

Grand Slam record

Lank has not played in a Grand Slam event since the 2011 Curlers Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic.

Event 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12
Autumn Gold DNP DNP DNP DNP Q
Players' Championships DNP DNP Q DNP DNP

Former Events

Event 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Manitoba Lotteries DNP DNP DNP Q
Sobeys Slam Q Q N/A Q

References

  1. Patti Lank - TeamUSA profile
  2. "Ford World Curling Championships 1997: Tournament details". results.worldcurling.org. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  3. "Ford World Curling Championships 1999: Tournament details". results.worldcurling.org. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  4. "Personal details". results.worldcurling.org. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  5. "World Senior Curling Championships 2017: Tournament details". results.worldcurling.org. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
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