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    John Landsteiner
Age: 28
Birthplace: Mankato, Minnesota
Resides: Duluth, Minnesota
Throws: Left
Profession: Corrosion Engineer, Lake Superior Consulting, LLC
High School: Maple River High School
College/University: University of Minnesota, Duluth
Biography
In Own Words:
Curling is a part of who I am. If it wasn't for curling I would not have met many of my friends, I wouldn't have been able to travel the world, and I wouldn't be the same person I am today. The previous six months of my life leading up to these championships have given me memories for a lifetime that I would never have had if it weren't for the sport of curling.

Curling Highlights:
2014 Olympic Winter Games, 2014 Olympic Trials, 2012 U.S. National Championships, 2013 U.S. National Championships, U.S. Junior National Championships (07, 08, 09, 10, 11)

 
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Questions and Answers

Who\What introduced you to Curling?
I was introduced to curling by my father and other family at the Heather Curling Club in Mapleton, Minnesota. I started playing leagues at a young age and was fortunate enough to meet many good people.

Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?
I need my 30 minutes of rest between games, at least according to Ike.

What is your career highlight to date?
2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

What is one shot you would like to try again?
N/A

Who was influential in your curling development?
All of the curling instructors I have worked with growing up while attending curling camps across the Midwest. You know who you all are! Also, my parents for supporting me and allowing me to travel and do everything I have done.

What is your favourite sport other then curling?
To play, golf. To watch, probably football.

What is your most embarrassing moment on the curling ice?
Last time we curled at nationals in Philadelphia, we were playing in the semi final against Pete. Well, I was sweeping my you know what off and decided, hey, I can avoid these six rocks in front of the house and still sweep. I think I moved every one of them.

What is your earliest curling memory?
Not sure.

What are your curling strengths?
Sweeping. I guess I am good at throwing guards and rocks into the top four foot.

What are your curling weaknesses?
Some would say that I am left handed, but they just don't know any better.

Do others in your Family curl?
Father, sister.

What do you enjoy most about curling?
I enjoy the competition, especially when we are playing in highly competitive bonspiels, but I also enjoy the comradery at men's and open bonspiels at clubs everywhere.

What have you learned through curling?
Be patient.

Other Olympic Sport you'd like to try?
I wouldn't want to hurt myself trying any.

What would you like others to know about curling?
Just give a try. You might be hooked.

Most memorable curling experience?
Olympics.

Who is your greatest competitor?
Uknown

Who is your curling rival?
Uknown

Place you'd like to build a curling club?
Mapleton. Or least give it the upgrades it deserves to improve curling conditions.

What sporting event would you most like to attend?
A Superbowl would be pretty cool.

What is your favourite movie?
Back to the Future, all of them.

What are your favourite television shows?
Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Dexter, Entourage, Breaking Bad

What is your favourite music? Groups?
I don't even know anymore.

Where would you like to spend a week's vacation?
Somewhere warm.

Any Nicknames?
Lance, Johnny... there are many, just depends who is talking to me.

What's your Education background?
Graduated high school in 2008 at Maple River High School in Mapleton, MN. Attended the University of Minnesota, Duluth for five years while curling. Graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering in spring of 2013.

What is your favourite food?
You spelled favorite wrong.

Something special about your home town?
Proud Scottish heritage and love for the game. The amount of support I have seen during the Olympic Games is unbelievable.

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