Curling

I got asked a lot about how I got involved in curling and how I was able to join the Chinese Taipei Curling Team.

While in high school and college, I played all kinds of sports. My favorites are baseball and badminton. I played in the Medical College Baseball Team, and we won the champion of the NTU Cup (an intramural event at National Taiwan University) when I was a senior. Sometimes I thought I was born to play sports.

I first saw curling on TV was in Paris in 2000. I thought that looked like an interesting sport. So when I came to Madison in 2001 and a friend of mine introduced me the sport, I was eager to try. Guess what? I was totally hooked. During my first two seasons,I probably spent 4 nights a week on average at the Madison Curling Club. I started to play competitively in 2008, when I first represented Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) in the Pacific Curling Championships, later renamed as Pacific-Asia Curling Championships.

All my teammates in the Chinese Taipei Curling Team currently live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I am the only one in the United States.

In 2017, I launched Split The Tee. The website is all about curling, teamwork, and front end players.

Experience

Asian Winter Games

Sapporo, Japan, 2017 (4th Place)

Pacific-Asia Curling Championships

Uiseong, South Korea, 2016 (4th Place)
Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2015
Karuizawa, Japan, 2014
Karuizawa, Japan, 2009
Naseby, New Zealand, 2008

Equipment

Broom

Hardline Broom
icePad Maxim Cover, customized for Chinese Taipei Curling Team (Thanks to Hardline Curling!)

Shoes

BalancePlus Delux Curling Shoes (with 3 holes)

Gloves

Duluth Trading Company Get-a-Grip Gloves

Pants

Patagonia Softshell Pants