Patti Wuthrich

Patti Wuthrich (born July 17, 1958 in Winnipeg[1] as Patti "Vande" Vandekerckhove) is a Canadian curler and curling coach.

Patti Wuthrich
Other namesPatti Vande,
Patti Vandekerckhove
Born (1958-07-17) July 17, 1958
Curling clubGranite CC (Winnipeg)
Member Association Canada
Hearts appearances5: (1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1996)
1 (1988) (demo)

As a junior curler, she won the 1974 Canadian Junior Curling Championships playing second for the Chris Pidzarko rink. She won the 1978 Canadian women's championship playing lead for Cathy Pidzarko.

She competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics when curling was a demonstration sport. The Canadian women's team won the gold medal, defeating Sweden in the final.

Patti Vandekerckhove was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 1986.[2]

After retirement she began coaching teams on the national and international level, for example the team of Kerri Einarson[3] or the Korean team of Kim Eun-jung.[4]

She is married to well-known Canadian ice maker Hans Wuthrich.[5][6]


1973—74Chris PidzarkoCathy PidzarkoPatti VandekerckhoveBarbara RudolphCJCC 1974
1975—76Patti VandeDenise LedoyenConnie LaliberteDonna RogalskiCJCC 1976 (4th)[7]
1976—77Patti VandeCindy JensenColleen ClarkConnie LaliberteCJCC 1977 (? th)
1977—78Cathy PidzarkoChris PidzarkoIris ArmstrongPatti VandekerckhoveSTOH 1978
1978—79Christine PidzarkoRose TanasichukIris ArmstrongPatti VandeSTOH 1979
1979—80Donna BrownridgePatti VandeCarolyn HallConnie LaliberteSTOH 1980 (7th)
1982—83Patti VandeCarol DunstoneIris ArmstrongMaureen BonarSTOH 1983 (4th)
1987—88Linda MooreLindsay SparkesDebbie JonesPenny RyanPatti VandeOG 1988
1995—96Maureen BonarGerri CookeAllyson BellPatti WuthrichSTOH 1996 (5th)

Record as a coach of national teams

YearTournament, eventNational teamPlace
20142014 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships South Korea (women)

Record as a coach of club teams

2015-16Kerri Einarson2016 STOH
2016-17Kerri Einarson2016 Canada Cup of Curling
2018-19Kerri Einarson2018 Canada Cup
2018-19Kerri Einarson2019 STOH


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