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Paul Pustovar
Born: Dec 17, 1951
in Chisholm, Minnesota
Resides: Hibbing, Minnesota
Throws: Right
Profession: Chartered Life Underwriter / Owner/Insurance Agent for Country Financial, Pustovar Insurance
High School: Chisholm High School
College/University: UW-Duluth / Mankato State University
Biography
In Own Words:
Curls out of: Hibbing Curling Club, Hibbing, Minn.

Along with playing the game for over four decades now, Paul has also instructed and coached many curlers along the way. He even developed a one-credit college curling course while teaching at Hibbing Community College. In 1979, Paul coached the Minnesota Junior men's State Champions into the Junior Nationals. He also coached a Minnesota women's team in two national championship competitions.

Paul is a certified Level II instructor and Level II coach.

Curling Highlights:
* U.S. National Championships: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 (6th), 2006 (7th), 2004 (quarterfinalist), 2003; 2002,2001,2000, 1999,1998,1997,1996,1995, 1994,1992 '91,'90, '84,'82 '80 and '77 (champion each year); 2000, '95, '92, and '82 (runner-up each year ); 2001, 1999, ’97, '96, '94, '90 and '87 (semifinalist each year)
* World Championships: 2007 (bronze as coach of Todd Birr team), 2002 (4th), 1998 (6th); 91 (4th), '84 (4th), '80 (4th), 1977 (bronze)
* U.S. Senior National Championships: 2010, 2009
* U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2001, 2010
* U.S. Mixed Nationals: 1985
* St. Paul Cashspiel: 2005, 2003 (champion both years)
* Duluth Cashspiel: 2005 (champion)
* Karuizawa International Bonspiel: 2003 (champion)
* Continental Cup: 2002 (champion)
* Movado Touring Trophy, Biel, Switzerland: 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999 (champion each year)
* U.S. and World Challenge Champion: 1989
* World Curling Championships All-Star Vice Skip: 1977
* U.S. Curling Association and U.S. Olympic Committee Male Curling Athlete of the Year: 2002, 1998.
World Senior Champion--2010 Chelyabinsk, Russia. Silver Medalist--World Seniors--2009--Dunedin, New Zealand.

The Philadelphia Nationals will be my 25th Nationals winning 5 National titles.


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2014-15
 Team Pustovar  Seattle, Washington 
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Paul
Pustovar

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Third
Chris
Bond

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Second
Sam
Galey

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Duane
Rutan

Questions and Answers
What hobbies do you have?
My main hobby revolves around bicycling. I am a certified tour guide for American Youth Hostels located in Washington, D.C. I have led two American bicycle tours for AYH, eight European bicycle tours, one hiking tour in Ireland, and a bicycle tour of China and Hong Kong.

What's your Education background?
Paul earned a bachelor's of science degree in education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, in 1973, and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Mankato State University in 1976. After college, he taught biology at the Hibbing (Minn.) Community College for six years. During that same time he created and taught a one-credit curling class at the college.

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