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    Jim Cotter
Age: 45
Birthplace: Kamloops, British Columbia
Resides: Vernon, British Columbia
Throws: Right
Profession: Health Care Computer Programmer/Analyst, Iatric Systems
High School: Norkam Sr. Secorndary
College/University: Thompson Cariboo Univ. (TRU)
Biography
In Own Words:
Curling has been a major part of my life since I was 8 years old. My first year of juniors began when I was 12 years old.

I currently help run the Vernon Junior Program for the past 6 years and am the Vernon rep for the Okanagan Junior Inter City League. My belief is that curling has given me so much over the years it's time that I give back to the game that has given me so much.

My oldest daughter Jaelyn, 12 years, is now actively curling and played her first year of juveniles last year. I was fortunate enough to coach the team. Some ask me what the pressure is like when curling and often say, there is no pressure in curling. Coaching your child and watching behind the glass is more pressure then I can handle..... My other 2 children are now getting the itch to start curling. I look forward to coaching them one day as well.

Since I was 9 years old, it's been a major goal to win the Brier. Hopefully one day this dream will come true. In recent years curling as become an Olympic sport and like most competitive curlers, the Olympics is extremely high on the bucket list.




Curling Highlights:
2012 BC Men's Champion
2011 BC Men's Champion
2008 BC Men�s Champion
4th at 2008 Tim Horton's Brier
Winner of 2008 Bear Mountain Classic Victoria
2005 Olympic Trials � curled with Pat Ryan


Junior Highlights:
1990 BC Junior Champ - finished 4th at Junior Nationals.
1995 BC Junior Champ - finished 4th at Junior Nationals.
3 Time Highschool Provincial Champ (1990,91,93)

 
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Questions and Answers

Who\What introduced you to Curling?
Parents introduced curling at a very young age but the great thing is you can start at anytime in your life and still have success.

Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?
Once I stopped playing baseball most of the superstitions went away - that's good thing. Team superstitions would be sitting in the same place when winning and changins seating arrangements if we lose a game.

What is your career highlight to date?
2005 Olympic Trials and 3 Brier appearances

What is one shot you would like to try again?
Shot against Ferbey in the Olympic Trials - had double to win the game. Would have put us in the playoffs.

Who was influential in your curling development?
My Dad Rick Cotter and Pat Ryan

What is your favourite sport other then curling?
Baseball

What is your earliest curling memory?
Jam Can Curling - playing at Memorial Arena in Kamloops

Who are your favourite athlete/heros?
Nolan Ryan

What other sports do you play?
Baseball, Golf

What is the best advice you've ever received?
Life is too short, take the time to stop and smell the roses.

Name one thing that's in your bucket list?
Win a World Championship or see my kids win a World Championship.

What sporting event would you most like to attend?
2010 Men's Hockey Olympic Gold Medal Game.

What do you wish you were better at?
This list could be huge. Curling, time management, etc.

Person past or present you would most like to have dinner with?
Marilyn Monroe

What is your favourite movie?
Field of Dreams

Where would you like to spend a week's vacation?
Somewhere hot, sandy and free drinks

What hobbies do you have?
Play with the kids


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