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    Rick Sawatsky
Age: 44
Birthplace: Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Resides: Kelowna, British Columbia
Throws: Right
Profession: Utilities Technician, Corix Utilities
High School: Vernon Secondary School
College/University: Okanagan College and Camosun College
Curling Highlights:
2014 Brier finalist
2014 BC Men's Champion
2013 Tim Horton's Roar of the Ring Olympic Trials finalist.
2013 Olympic Pretrials Winner
2012 BC Mens Champion/ 2012 Brier
2011 BC Mens Champion/ 2011 Brier
2009 Kariuzawa International Championships Gold Medalist
2009 Olympic Pre-Trials
2008 BC Mens Champion/ 4th @ 2008 Brier
2008 Bear Mountain Champion
2008 Canada Cup West Champion
2005 Olympic Trials 4th place
2004 Canada Cup West Champion

Junior Highlights:
1996 BC Jr Men's Champion/ 4th @ Nationals
1992-93 BC High School Champion

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Questions and Answers

Who\What introduced you to Curling?
My parents Linda and Mel as well as former Vernon Curling Club manager Ron Houston.

What is your career highlight to date?
2013 Olympic Trials 2014 Brier (set two Brier records, 1)highest cumulative shooting percentage after round robin 2) most 100% games during a Brier)

Who was influential in your curling development?
As a child: My parents, Ron Houston (former VCC manager), Ernie and Maureen Bird and Janice Mori (former junior league organizers) As an adult: Pat Ryan

What is your favourite sport other then curling?
Hockey, golf.

What is your most embarrassing moment on the curling ice?
2012 Brier vs Jacobs sweeping a shot of Jim's where he was throwing heat and I clipped a corner guard with my ankle and went down hard. Proceeding to slide on my back in the full roasted turkey position through the house somehow managing to avoid touching any of the numerous rocks that were flying as a result of the shot. Didn't help that TSN showed several slow motion replays of the mishap.

What is your earliest curling memory?
Watching my mom curl from behind the glass in the lobby at the Vernon Curling Club.

What kind of Training Regimen do you follow?
Practice regularily onice. Training in the gym 3-5 times a week depending on schedule Work with personal trainer once a week. Hot yoga class once a week.

What are your curling strengths?
Sweeping/judging weight. Draws.

What are your curling weaknesses?
Peels because I hardly ever get to play them.

What kind of goals have you set for yourself?
Winning an Olympic gold medal. Brier and world champion.

Do others in your Family curl?
My dad Mel still plays, both mom and sister hung up the sliders and no longer play.

What do you enjoy most about curling?
Winning, and the friendships created over the years with people all over the world.

What have you learned through curling?
It's not always what you make, but sometimes it's what you leave.

Other Olympic Sport you'd like to try?

What would you like others to know about curling?
That it is a great game you can play for a lifetime.

Most memorable curling experience?
Travelling to Europe and Japan to curl. Playing the Brier is always a great experience. 2005,Olympic Trials 2013 Pre-trials and Olympic Trials.

Place you'd like to build a curling club?
Somewhere hot and tropical would be nice.

Who are your favourite athlete/heros?
Carey Price.

What other sports do you play?
Hockey, golf, tennis, softball

Do you have any hidden talents?
No, I try not to hide my talents.

What is the best advice you've ever received?
You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away and know when to run.

Name one thing that's in your bucket list?
Win an Olympic gold medal

What sporting event would you most like to attend?
NFC Championship game 49er's vs Seahawks at CenturyLink field.

What do you wish you were better at?
Golf and understanding women.

Person past or present you would most like to have dinner with?
Mila Kunis

What is your favourite movie?
Old School, Fletch, Three Amigos

What are your favourite television shows?
The Simpsons, Modern Family, Game of Thrones.

What is your favourite music? Groups?
Tom Petty, Tragically Hip, Beastie Boys.

Where would you like to spend a week's vacation?
Anywhere hot and tropical.

What hobbies do you have?
Spend time with my family and friends. Play sports.

Any Nicknames?

What's your Education background?
Diploma in Criminal Justice

What is your favourite food?

Something special about your home town?
Grew up in Vernon BC, home of Okanagan Spring Brewery.

Who is your favourite book?
Open (Andre Agassi bio)

Coolest city you've lived in?
Victoria BC

What is your favourite colour?

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