Ryan Brunt (curler)

Ryan Brunt (born November 18, 1985 in Portage, Wisconsin) is an American curler. He is currently the lead for the Pete Fenson rink. He lives in Bloomington, Minnesota and curls out of the St. Paul Curling Club. He curls with a left-hand delivery.

Ryan Brunt
Born (1985-11-18) November 18, 1985
Team
Curling clubSt. Paul CC, St. Paul, Minnesota
SkipChris Plys
ThirdColin Hufman
SecondJoe Polo
LeadRyan Brunt
Career
World Championship
appearances
2 (2011, 2014)

Career

Brunt began curling in 1992. He participated in various bonspiels in high school and won the Wisconsin State High School Champions in 2001. He played in the United States Men's Junior Curling Championship five times, and his best finish was bronze in 2007.

Brunt began to curl with Pete Fenson and teammates Shawn Rojeski and Joe Polo during the 2010-11 curling season. His first appearance with the Fenson rink was at the 2011 Continental Cup of Curling, where he and Team North America won the cup over Team World. He participated with the Fenson rink in the 2011 United States Men's Curling Championship, where they won the right to represent the United States at the world championship in Regina, Saskatchewan. He and his team started off well but lost many close games and finished in 10th place with a 3-8 win-loss record.

Personal life

Brunt graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire with a double major in math and economics. He is currently a substitute teacher, and enjoys playing golf. His sister, Maureen Clark, is a world junior champion who competed on the United States's women's curling team at the 2006 Torino Olympics.[1]

Teams

SeasonSkipThirdSecondLeadAlternateEvents
2006–07Zach JacobsonJeff ThuneRyan BruntZane Jacobson
2010–11Pete FensonShawn RojeskiJoe PoloRyan Brunt2011 Cont., USNCC, WCC
2011–12Pete FensonShawn RojeskiJoe PoloRyan Brunt2012 Cont., USNCC
2012–13Pete FensonShawn RojeskiJoe PoloRyan Brunt2013 USNCC
2013–14Pete FensonShawn RojeskiJoe PoloRyan Brunt
2014–15Heath McCormickChris PlysJoe PoloColin HufmanRyan Brunt2015 USNCC
2015–16Chris PlysColin HufmanJoe PoloRyan Brunt

References


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