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Joel Dietz

    Athlete Bio



     Position:    Second
     Teammates:    Joey Bonfoey, Ted Trolson, Matt Carlson
     Delivers:    Left-handed
     Born:    June 7, 1979, in Rochester, Minn.
     Hometown:    Madison, Wis.
     Occupation:    Laboratory technician; Department of Ophthamology & Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
     Education:    Bachelor's degree in biology from UW-Madison
     Year started curling:    

    Curling Highlights:

    • U.S. Club National Championships: 2009 (champion)
    • Winter World University Games: 2003 (6th)
    • Three-tie Arlington Men's Champion


    Curls out of:  Madison Curling Club

    My part time job is an Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems Specialist in the Wisconsin Air National Guard. I have served 2 tours in Iraq.

    Junior Highlights: (information on your Junior Career)
    4 time participant at Junior Men's National Championship

    Who/What introduced you to Curling?
    Almost everyone in my family either is curling or has curled at some time. It was inevitable.

    What is one shot you would like to try one more time?
    The last shot I missed.

    What sporting event would you most like to attend?
    Watch the Vikings in a Super Bowl. I figure I'll live another 40 years so it might happen.

    Where would you like to spend a week's vacation?
    Riding my Harley across Europe

    What hobbies do you have?
    Working on my first house.

    Any nicknames?

    Curling Strengths? Weaknesses?
    Sweeping is probably my biggest strength. My skip seems to find a new weakness everytime we play.

    What kind of goals have you set for yourself?
    Make the next shot.
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