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    Patrick Janssen
Age: 30
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Resides: Toronto, Ontario
Throws: Right
Profession: Industrial Engineer, Syncreon
High School: Sir Oliver Mowat C.I.
College/University: University of Toronto
Biography
Curling Highlights:
2012 KW Fall Classic (Champion)
2012 OCT Championship (Runner-up)
2012 Mount Lawn Gord Carroll Classic (Runner-up)
2012 CCA La Releve Athlete
2011 Dominion Tankard (Finalist)
2011 CCA La Releve Athlete
2010 Dominion Tankard (Finalist)
2010 Dominion Curling Club Championship (Runner-Up)


Junior Highlights:
3x Ontario Junior Provincial Finalist
U18 Optimist Championships (Runner-up)
Ontario Junior Curling Tour points leader

 
  2017 Challenge de Curling de Gatineau Open
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Questions and Answers

Who\What introduced you to Curling?
My mother introduced me to curling and my friends kept me in it.

Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?
No. Just do whatever I feel like I need to do on a given day to get ready.

What is your career highlight to date?
2010 dominion club nationals. Great time with awesome people and played well to top it off.

What is one shot you would like to try again?
Had hack weight hit and roll for eight in a league game that I would like to try again.

Who was influential in your curling development?
Coaches and teammates. Alex Bianchi, Paul Bourque, Tim March, Matt Pyne and Tyler Anderson. Spent a lot of hours on the ice with those 5 guys working on our game.

What is your favourite sport other then curling?
Baseball

What is your most embarrassing moment on the curling ice?
Tripping to burn 2 rocks in 2 ends at the 2011 Shorty Classic.

What is your earliest curling memory?
Winning my first ever spiel in little rocks at the Bayview GCC.

What kind of Training Regimen do you follow?
During the season: on-ice practice 4-5 times a week, league game 1 time a week, with personal training once a week and gym sessions twice a week Off season: personal training sessions twice a week, gym sessions twice a week, running twice a week

What are your curling strengths?
Sweeping and hitting

What are your curling weaknesses?
Keeping level emotions at all times

What kind of goals have you set for yourself?
I want to be one of the best seconds in the game and wear the canadian maple leaf at a world competition.

Do others in your Family curl?
My brother used to curl.

What do you enjoy most about curling?
Social aspect of the game.

What have you learned through curling?
Nothing comes easy. Hard work and preparation is need to succeed in every aspect of life.

Other Olympic Sport you'd like to try?
Javelin or Fencing

What would you like others to know about curling?
It's harder then it looks on tv.

Most memorable curling experience?
Playing in my first grand slam event close to my home town.

Place you'd like to build a curling club?
In my basement.

Who are your favourite athlete/heros?
Roy Halladay

What other sports do you play?
Baseball

Do you have any hidden talents?
Not really

What is the best advice you've ever received?
Stop overthinking

Name one thing that's in your bucket list?
Attend an olympics whether its competing or watching.

What sporting event would you most like to attend?
Blue jays world series clinching game

What do you wish you were better at?
Public speaking

What is your favourite movie?
Remember the titans

What are your favourite television shows?
How I met your mother, tosh. O, modern family, big bang theory, game of thrones

What is your favourite music? Groups?
Country, but I listen to everything. Kenny chesney and eric church are top of the list for me right now.

Where would you like to spend a week's vacation?
St. Lucia

What hobbies do you have?
Sports

What's your Education background?
Industrial engineering degree from University of Toronto

What is your favourite food?
Pizza

Who is your favourite book?
Don't read a lot, but The Lord of the Rings

Coolest city you've lived in?
Only ever lived in Toronto

What is your favourite colour?
Blue

Any interesting travel experiences?
Taken a boat along the canals in the netherlands and been to a chalet in switzerland to ski down a glacier.

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