Tyler George

Tyler George (born October 6, 1982) is an American curler.

Tyler George
Born (1982-10-06) October 6, 1982
Team
Curling clubDuluth CC,
Duluth, MN
Career
World Championship
appearances
4 (2010, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Olympic
appearances
1 (2018)

Career

George went to junior nationals on three occasions, but was never successful. He was invited to be the alternate on the 2001 U.S. national junior team skipped by Andy Roza which won a bronze medal at the 2001 World Junior Curling Championships.

He was a member of the 2010 American national championship team. George has played in three national championships. At the 2010 United States Men's Curling Championship, George played lead for the Pete Fenson rink which won. The team would represent the United States at the 2010 Capital One World Men's Curling Championship, where they finished fourth.

George left the Fenson rink in 2010 to form his own team consisting of Chris Plys, Rich Ruohonen and Phill Drobnick. They played in the 2011 US Nationals, where he went through the round robin with a 7-2 win-loss record. He was defeated by Pete Fenson in the 1 vs. 2 playoffs and in the final.

Upon their semifinal win at the 2013 United States Men's Curling Championship, George and his team were qualified to participate at the 2014 United States Olympic Curling Trials.[1]

In 2018, George was the vice skip on the U.S. Olympic men's curling team that won the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics. After winning the 2017 United States Men's Curling Championship and the 2017 United States Olympic Curling Trials, the John Shuster rink went on to win gold in 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea[2][3].

After winning gold, George elected to temporarily step away from curling and left the Shuster rink, citing his desires to take time off to "...recharge the battery, let my body heal."[4]

Personal life

George works as a general manager for George's Liquor.[5]

Teams

SeasonSkipThirdSecondLeadEvents
Men's curling
2008–09Tyler GeorgeKris Perkovich Kevin JohnsonMark Haluptzok2009 USOCT
2009–10Pete FensonShawn RojeskiJoe PoloTyler George2010 USNCC
2010 WCC (4th)
2010–11Tyler GeorgeChris PlysRich RuohonenPhill Drobnick2011 USNCC
2011–12Tyler GeorgeChris PlysRich RuohonenColin Hufman2012 USNCC (8th)
2012–13Chris Plys (Fourth)Tyler George (Skip)Rich RuohonenColin Hufman2013 USNCC
2013–14Chris Plys (Fourth)Tyler George (Skip)Rich RuohonenColin Hufman2013 USOCT (4th)
Tyler GeorgeBill StoperaDean GemmellMartin Sather2014 USNCC (6th)
2014–15John ShusterTyler GeorgeMatt HamiltonJohn Landsteiner2015 USNCC
2015 WCC (5th)
2015–16John ShusterTyler GeorgeMatt HamiltonJohn Landsteiner2016 USNCC
2016 WCC
2016–17John ShusterTyler GeorgeMatt HamiltonJohn Landsteiner2017 USNCC
2017 WCC (4th)
2017–18John ShusterTyler GeorgeMatt HamiltonJohn Landsteiner2017 USOCT
2018 OG
Mixed curling
2018–19Tyler GeorgeCourtney GeorgeDerek BensonJordan Moulton2019 USMxCC (8th)
Mixed doubles curling
2011-12Tyler GeorgeCourtney George2011 USMDCC
2014-15Tyler GeorgeCourtney George2015 USMDCC (DNQ)
2016-17Tyler GeorgeCourtney George2017 USMDCC (DNQ)

References

  1. "Field set for 2014 US Olympic Team Trials". USA Curling. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  2. "Tyler George". Team USA. USA Curling. 2018. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  3. "2018 U.S. Olympic Curling Team". Team USA. USA Curling. 2018. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  4. "Tyler George to 'step away' from curling team, replaced by Chris Plys". ESPN. Associated Press. 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-12-06. ... recharge the battery, let my body heal. 
  5. http://cloudfront10.curling.ca/2015worldmen-en/files/2015/03/EYE-OPENER-MONDAY-ALL.pdf
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