US Curling Power Rankings – December 13, 2016

A light schedule since the Duluth Cash Spiel results in little movement in the power rankings, with Heath McCormick and Jamie Sinclair maintaining their #1 positions. No women’s team has played on tour since Duluth, so their rankings remain the same from two weeks ago, while the men’s poll sees Stephen Dropkin move up following another playoff qualification in Manitoba.


  1. Heath McCormick – Idle.
  2. Craig Brown – Idle.
  3. Brady Clark – Idle.
  4. Stephen Dropkin – B-qualifier at the Thistle Integrity Stakes (third playoff appearance in four events) (PW: 6)
  5. John Shuster – 0-4 at the Boost National, missed playoffs (PW: 4)
  6. Todd Birr – Idle. (PW: 5)


  1. Jamie Sinclair – Idle.
  2. Nina Roth – Idle.
  3. Cory Christensen – Idle.
  4. Jessica Schultz – Idle.
  5. Cassie Potter – Idle.
  6. Cristin Clark – Idle.


This week will see all the listed teams except for Craig Brown and Nina Roth playing in the Curl Mesabi Classic in Eveleth, MN (Brown and Roth are representing the US in the Qinghai International in China, with both posting 2-1 records in the event as of this post). With Curl Mesabi being the final event before automatic berths to the USA Nationals are allocated (top five men’s rinks and top four women’s rinks qualify directly), a jostle for points this weekend will make for some fierce action amongst our ranked teams. Next week, we will do a first-half review and look for a spotlight piece on Tom Howell, lead for Team McCormick, to appear in a future edition of the rankings. Also, congratulations to Alex Leichter on being named to Team USA for the 2017 Winter University Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan.


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