Chris Plys

Firm believer that miracles happen

Chris Plys at the Duluth Curling Club in Duluth, MN on March 02, 2016
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Hi, my name is Chris Plys. My discipline is curling. My friends call me Ceeps. I was born on 13 August 1987 in Duluth, Minnesota. My special talent is I really enjoy backpacking and riding my mountain bike. Also like to play guitar.. My philosophy of life is "Live as much as you can, while being as nice to as you can to everyone you meet. And never let your time indoors outweigh the time you spend outdoors". The most important person in my life is my family, friends and fiancée (and my two dogs and two cats). My favourite food is Chicago dogs, any good sandwich and turkey dinner. My favourite music is mostly hip-hop, lots of blues and folk music..


Born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, Chris Plys fell in love with curling like many have in Minnesota, after catching a glimpse of it while en route to an ice hockey game. Plys went to the rink and threw his first stone. He was hooked.

Since 1998, Chris has dominated in Minnesota state championships and currently holds the record for most United States Junior National Championships by a skip. He's medalled in the US National Championships and World University Games as well as competing around the world, including at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Chris currently curls at the Duluth Curling Club and has been training for the 2017 Olympic Team Trials as part of the US Curling High Performance Program, a hand-picked team of elite curlers sponsored by the US Olympic Committee.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 2016 St Paul Cash Champion

      Minnesota, USA

  2. 2015
    1. 3rd Place: US Men’s Curling Championship

      Kalamazoo, MI, USA

  3. 2014
    1. 3rd Place: US Men’s Curling Championship

      Philadelphia, PA, USA

  4. 2013
    1. 2nd Place: US Men’s Curling Championship

      Green Bay, WI, USA

  5. 2011
    1. 2nd Place: US Men’s Curling Championship

      Fargo, ND, USA

  6. 2009
    1. 3rd Place: World Junior Championships

      Vancouver, Canada

  7. 2008
    1. 1st Place: World Junior Championships

      Östersund, Sweden

  8. 2007
    1. 1st Place: World University Games

      Pinerolo, Italy