Joe Polo

USA Curling

  • 2006
 Position:    Second
 Teammates:    Pete Fenson, Shawn Rojeski, Ryan Brunt
 Resides:    Duluth, Minn.
 Hometown:    Cass Lake, Minn.
 Age:    31
 Occupation:    Project manager with Lakehead Constructors
 Education:    Mechanical engineering degree from the University of North Dakota-Grand Forks
 Family:    Married
 Year started curling:    1992
 Height:    5'10 feet
 Curling Club:   Duluth (MN) 

Curling Highlights:

  • Olympic Winter Games: 2006 (bronze)
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2014 (runner-up), 2010 (5th), 2006 (champion)
  • World Curling Championships: 2014 (10th), 2011 (10th), 2010 (4th), 2006 (4th), 2005 (6th)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2014 (champion), 2013 (6th), 2012 (silver), 2011 (champion), 2010 (champion), 2009 (5th), 2008 (6th), 2007 (5th), 2006 (champion), 2005 (champion)
  • Continental Cup: 2012 (runner-up), 2011 (champion), 2006 (runner-up)
  • World Curling Tour Players Championship: 2006 (quarterfinalist), 2005 (quarterfinalist)
  • Junior Nationals: 2004 (runner-up), 2003
  • Junior National All-Star Team:  2004
  • USA Curling Athlete of the Year: 2010
  • USA Curling Team of the Year: 2006
  • U.S. Olympic Team of the Year: 2006

2013-14 Competition Schedule:

Dates  Event  Location  Results 
Sept. 5-8  Stu Sells Oakville Tankard  Oakville, ON  1-3 
Sept. 20-22 Shorty Jenkins Classic Brockville, ON  1-4 
Sept. 27-30 Point Optical Curling Classic Saskatoon, SK 4-3
Oct. 11-14 Stu Sells Toronto Tankard Toronto, ON 0-3
Oct. 25-28  Bernick's Miller Lite Open Bemidji, MN 4-1, semifinals
Nov. 10-17  2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials  Fargo, ND  6-5, runner-up 
Nov. 29-Dec. 1  Coors Light Cashspiel  Duluth, MN  4-2, semifinals 
Jan. 3-5 Four Seasons Cashspiel Blaine, MN 5-2, semifinals
March 1-8 2014 National Championships Philadelphia, PA 9-3, champion 
March 29-April 6  World Men's Championship  Beijing, China   

About Joe Polo:

Curling Start: "I started curling when I was 10 in the Bemidji Curling Club's Sunday Night Junior League with a friend."