Team Rich Ruohonen

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Team Profile

Hometown: Chaska, MN | Twitter: @TeamPersinger

Fourth Skip Second Lead
skip
Greg
Persinger
third
Rich
Ruohonen
second
Colin
Hufman
lead
Phil
Tilker
Birthdate: Feb. 26, 1978
Birthplace: Fairbanks, AK
Resides: Fairbanks, AK
Birthdate: March 31, 1971
Birthplace: St. Paul, MN
Resides: Brooklyn Park, MN
Birthdate: May 15, 1984
Birthplace: Fairbanks, AK
Resides: Minneapolis, MN
Birthdate: April 18, 1977
Birthplace: Bracebridge, ON
Resides: Seattle, WA
- Two-time U.S. men’s curling champion (2016 & 2018) - Two-time U.S. men’s curling champion (2008 & 2018) - Two-time U.S. men’s curling champion (2016 & 2018)
- U.S. junior men’s curling champion (2002)
- Three-time U.S. men’s curling champion (2013, 2016 & 2018)

Team Bio

Greg Persinger previously threw third stones on the team with Brady Clark at skip and the team captured the U.S. national championship in 2016. They did not earn enough Order of Merit points to represent the nation at the world championship that year, however, the title victory earned them a berth in the inaugural Humpty’s Champions Cup.

The team finished last at the 2017 U.S. Olympic curling trials and Clark was dropped from the lineup. Persinger moved up to fourth stones with Rich Ruohonen joining at third and calling the game. Team Persinger finished with a 10-1 record at nationals winning the championship with a 7-5 victory over Team Heath McCormick.

Team Ruohonen represented the U.S. on home ice at the 2018 world men’s curling championship and made it to the qualification round.


2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Tour Challenge (Tier 1)
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin Gushue L 4-7
Round Robin Gunnlaugson W 7-4
Round Robin Epping W 5-4
Round Robin Paterson W 10-5
Quarterfinals Bottcher L 1-5