Special thank you to all of our Celebrity Curlers for taking time out to help support two great causes!
Four-time Olympian Debbie McCormick is one of the most famous and recognizable names in American Curling. In addition to four Olympic appearances, she has represented the U.S. at nine Women’s World Championships, taking silver in 2006 and gold in 2003. She is a five-time Continental Cup participant, and has been to the U.S. National Championships sixteen times.
Follow Debbie on Twitter @Deb_McCormick
Eden Riegel is best known as lesbian soap queen Bianca Montgomery on the long-running soap opera All My Children, for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award and several nominations. She also starred as ADA Heather Stevens on The Young and the Restless. She can be seen opposite Jack Black in Harold Ramis's Year One, and in the original American Pie movie directed by Paul Weitz. She won a Webby Award and an Emmy Nomination for her web series starrer Imaginary Bitches, which has racked up over 7 million views. For more information visit edenriegel.net. She grew up figure skating, but as the wife of a good Canadian boy, she hopes somehow curling is in her blood!
Follow Eden on Twitter @EdenRiegel
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Don Bartlett is a very well known curler from Edmonton, Alberta, having played lead for Kevin Martin from 1991-2006. He has made eight Brier appearances in Canada (Gold 1991, 1997; Silver 1985, 1996; Bronze 1992, 1995). Internationally, Bartlett has been to two World Curling Championships (Silver Medal, 1991), and two Winter Olympics (Silver Medal, 2002).
Discovered on the streets of Vancouver, Brendan Fehr quickly emerged as one of Hollywood’s most versatile talents. Currently set to star opposite Freddy Rodriguez in NBC’s recently picked up a role in the series Night Shift. With his standout performance in the popular cult television series Roswell, Brendan gained a loyal fan base. Also seen as the co-lead in ABC Family’s Television series, Samurai Girl, and starred in the television feature Cutting Edge 4: Fire and Ice. TV credits also include Millennium, CSI: Miami, Nikita, and Bones. Feature credits include The Long Weekend, Final Destination, Child Star with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Biker Boyz alongside Laurence Fishburne, The Fifth Patient, and X-MEN: First Class. Fehr currently resides in Los Angeles.
Follow Brendan on Twitter @unrealfehr
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Silvana Tirinzoni joins us all the way from Aarau, Switzerland, where she is a very accomplished competitive curler. She has made three appearances at the Women’s World Curling Championships, and one appearance at the European Championships. In 2011, she won her first World Curling Tour event, the Red Deer Curling Classic. In 2013, she skipped Switzerland at the World Women’s Curling Championship, where she took fifth after losing a tiebreaker to Erika Brown of Team USA. She has since won several World Curling Tour Events. Prior to these events, she was the 1999 World Junior Gold Medalist for Switzerland.
Francis Capra was born April 27, 1983 in New York and raised in the Bronx. Discovered by Robert De Niro & Chazz Palminteri when they were casting the film A Bronx Tale, he began to work as a child actor and moved to Los Angeles with his mother & his siblings.
Francis is probably most well-known for playing the recurring character of Eli "Weevil" Navarro on the critically acclaimed TV series Veronica Mars. He is also is recognized for his guest role on The O.C.
Follow him on Twitter @franciscapra
Check out his official website www.franciscapra.com
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Patrick McDonald is a two time Paralympic Curler, having skipped the U.S. team in Vancouver in 2010 (fourth place), and in Sochi earlier this year (fifth place).
Follow Patrick on Twitter @jstgolfin
Ransford Doherty has built a solid resume and reputation for himself since arriving in Hollywood. His previous credits include several recurring roles on network television shows, including THE CLOSER, JONAS, LAS VEGAS, and JOAN OF ARCADIA, and in two action web series CARIBE ROAD and SAFETY GEEKS: SVI. He’s also made numerous appearances on top-rated shows, including TOUCH, CASTLE, THE OFFICE, BONES, GIRLFRIENDS, WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE, and ER, just to name a few. Doherty has also appeared on the big screen, most notably in the films HOSTAGE, opposite Hollywood heavy-weight Bruce Willis, and in SOMETHING LIKE A BUSINESS, alongside Kevin Hart.
You can currently catch Ranford Doherty on TNT’s highly acclaimed series MAJOR CRIMES, as C.I. Kendall.
When the acting business slows down, he substitute teaches high school students for LAUSD, assistant coaches JV and Varsity basketball at Manual Arts High and is working on receiving his Masters in Special Education.
Shout out to Zonia Trejo, Alicia Aguirre , Joshua Mezquita, Karen Martell,Valene Molina, Yesenia Ortiz , Yusef Everettez, from EAST YOUTH SERVICES and Jeremy S. Lange repping LACER! These great individuals had my back during my time with LA84 after school programs!
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Like her teammate Silvana, Marlene joins us all the way from Switzerland where she plays lead for Team Tirinzoni.
A curler since 1995, Marlene won the EYOF tournament in 2005, and has been a multiple Swiss Champion. Team Tirinzoni played in the 2013 World Women's Championships, and continue to pursue their competitive careers.
Follow Team Tirinzoni on Twitter @teamtirinzoni
Gregory can currently be seen as a regular on Blue Bloods as DCPI Garrett Moore, alongside Donnie Wahlberg and Tom Selleck. His voice is equally as recognizable as his face, having voiced many characters in animated series such as American Dad, The Cleveland Show, and Family Guy. Other film and television credits include Remember Me, Epic Movie, Big Miracle.
Gregory is also an accomplished stage actor, and won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his portrayal as Jackie Elliott (Dad) in Billy Elliott.
Follow Gregory on Twitter @gregoryjbara
View his Website http://www.gregoryjbara.com
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Hailing from Perth and Kinross, Scotland, she has competed internationally for Scotland and Great Britain. In 1998, Edith's team took fourth place in the Nagano Olympics. In 2002, she took Gold at the Women's World Championship. Additionally, she took silver at the European Championships in 1988, 1990 and 1995.
Kristy is a Big Screen, Television and Web Series actress with more than 100 credits to her name such as The Chase, Flowers in the Attic, Higher Learning, Hot Shots, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Phantom, The Program, Eight Heads in a Duffle Bag and many more. Kristy is also the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Kristy is now doing movies on networks like LIfetime, Hallmark etc with some fabulous Weekly Movies that have taken some prestigious awards like the movie What If , which was a huge hit in the Christian Community. Kristy spends a lot of time giving back to the Troops and was in Afghanistan to Entertain the Troops last Thanksgiving.
Follow Kristy on Twitter @KristySwansonXO
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Our next Celeb Skip is Mike Harris, who joins us all the way from Ontario, Canada. Mike Harris was the skip of the Silver Medal Canadian team at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. He has competed competitively in all arenas of the sport, including Canadian Junior Championships, Canadian Mixed Championships, and the Brier. He remains a competitive curler and a golf pro. His voice is also incredibly well known to Canadians and curling fans alike as a lead curling analyst for CBC Sports.
Follow Mike on Twitter @mikeharriscurls
Glendon Rusch grew up in Seattle Washington where he played baseball and basketball. He is most famous for his 12 year stint in Major League baseball as a left handed specialist and having gone to the World Series in 2000. Glendon spent time with the Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres & Colorado Rockies. Now, Glendon is the VP of Business Development & Strategic Alliances for 360 Elite Performance Sports in Pasadena, CA. Mr. Rusch currently resides in the beautiful suburbs of La Canada, CA with his loving wife Kelley as well as his two boys Cade and Trevor.
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Lloyd is one of the most decorated Pairs Figure Skaters that Canada has produced, winning 2 Olympic Bronze Medals, 1 World Champion title, 5 World Podium Medals and 6 Nationals tiles while participating in 4 Olympic Games for Canada with his partner Isabelle Brasseur. Lloyd is also a member of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Lloyd also toured Professionally with Stars On Ice and Champions On Ice for 14 years performing world wide. Lloyd currently is the GM of the LA Kings Valley Ice Center where he Coaches both figure skating and Hockey full time.
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Gilles joins us from Toronto, Ontario, where he has been a curler for over 35 years. He has participated in Senior Provincials in Ontario on multiple occasions, and is a Senior Champion. 3 time club champion at Donalda Club, 2 time club champion at St. George's Golf and Country Club, and four year member of the Dominion Curling Club Championships. He is also a level 2 coach and level 2 official.