Who\What introduced you to Curling?
Parents used to take me to practice and once I could sit up Father would let me sit on the rock and throw me and the rock down the ice.
Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?
Kick the coin during the coin toss!
What is your career highlight to date?
Russian National Champion
What is one shot you would like to try again?
Never think like that.
Who was influential in your curling development?
Going to put Father but also been blessed with a ton of great curling mentors and ridiculous oppertunities over the years.
What is your favourite sport other then curling?
Pretty big sports nut, but I will pick Basketball because thats the strangest for a midget curler.
What is your most embarrassing moment on the curling ice?
I don't get embarrassed easily but I like to slide fast backwards and not look where I am going and this often leads to awesome crashes. Once full speed in an arena backwards into a huge bumper and when flying all over the carpet behind the sheet.
What is your earliest curling memory?
Getting thrown down the sheet sitting on a rock when I was 3-4 I would guess.
What kind of Training Regimen do you follow?
Throw a million rocks everyday. Hit the gym and eat well in spurts.
What are your curling strengths?
Great hats! And slipper curling shoes!
What are your curling weaknesses?
Talk to much!
What kind of goals have you set for yourself?
I used to have goals, now I live in BC and do yoga and take each day as it comes.
Do others in your Family curl?
What do you enjoy most about curling?
Sliding on the ice. Not even like a curling delivery, just sliding around. Magical feeling to it.
What have you learned through curling?
Most everything can be learnt thru curling. It's like that movie where the one dude teaches the other dude all about European history relating every important person to WWE "superstars" Thats kinda how I learned about life, relate it to curling and then I understand.
Other Olympic Sport you'd like to try?
What would you like others to know about curling?
What I tell young guys when I a doing promotion and clinics. You can hang out with all smelly guys and win silly cheap medals in Hockey or you can hang out with super hot girls and play for money in curling. How is this not an easy choice. ( Supossibly your not supposed to say things like this when promoting your sport, but whatever its the truth)
Most memorable curling experience?
Playing in the trials in front of the massive crowds.
Who is your greatest competitor?
Place you'd like to build a curling club?
New Zealand or Japan
Who are your favourite athlete/heros?
Whoever is the best. I enjoy watching all the greatest athletes at their peaks. TIGER!
What other sports do you play?
Soccer, football, hockey, golf, billiards.
Do you have any hidden talents?
If I post them here they wouldn't be that hidden. I can play some pool.
What is the best advice you've ever received?
Don't be a sore loser and don't act like a tool on the ice.
Name one thing that's in your bucket list?
What sporting event would you most like to attend?
World Cup in Brazil would be special. Basically anything where the passion of the fans would be off the charts.
What do you wish you were better at?
Person past or present you would most like to have dinner with?
Anyone as long as they lose the Credit Card Roulette.
What is your favourite movie?
What are your favourite television shows?
Californiacation, BBC version of Sherlock.
What is your favourite music? Groups?
Where would you like to spend a week's vacation?
What hobbies do you have?
What's your Education background?
I like to read about things. I am lazy. Google is really smart.
What is your favourite food?
An equal oppertunity consumer of all foods.
Something special about your home town?
Something unique about yourself?
I am a bit of a strange dude, most things about me fit here.
Who is your favourite book?
Tomorrow when the world began. Series by a New Zealand autor. A bit far fetched but fun.
Coolest city you've lived in?
Hard to be colder then Winnipeg
What is your favourite colour?
Any interesting travel experiences?
When you travel as much as me and plan as poorly as me there are very few boring travel experiences.