Todd Birr

Todd Birr (born April 20, 1968 in Mankato, Minnesota) is an American curler.

Todd Birr
Born (1968-04-20) April 20, 1968
Team
Curling clubFour Seasons CC,
Blaine, MN
SkipTodd Birr
ThirdGreg Johnson
SecondHunter Clawson
LeadTom O'Connor
Career
World Championship
appearances
1 (2007)

Career

Birr relatively came out of nowhere when he skipped his team to a victory at the 2007 United States Curling Men's Championships beating out such teams as Olympic bronze medalist Pete Fenson and former national champion Jason Larway in the process. He had relative success in prior nationals finishing fourth in 2006 and as a semi-finalist in 2004.

His victory qualified his team of Bill Todhunter, Greg Johnson and Kevin Birr to a berth at the 2007 Ford World Men's Curling Championship representing team USA. There, Birr's was the only team to defeat Glenn Howard's Canadian team in the round robin when Howard wrecked on his last rock, and Birr bumped out a Canadian stone to score three giving him a victory. USA finished second behind Canada going into the playoffs. However, in the playoffs Birr lost 7-2 to Canada in the 1-2 page playoff game, and then lost in the semi-final to Germany's Andy Kapp rink by a score of 6-4 earning Todd and the rest of team USA a bronze medal.

In 2009, Birr skipped the U.S. team to 3 game sweep over the Brazilian national team at the first ever Americas Challenge to determine the second American berth at the 2009 Ford World Men's Curling Championship.

Birr works as the ice man at The Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine Minnesota.

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