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CURLING: Olympic medalist Fenson stops coaching, will return to competition in 2015

STEVENS POINT, Wis. -- Pete Fenson is setting aside his coaching gear. For now, at least. The Bemidji native and Olympic bronze medalist announced Monday that he was resigning from his position at USA Curling after one season, in hopes of returni...

Pete Fenson
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STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Pete Fenson is setting aside his coaching gear. For now, at least.
The Bemidji native and Olympic bronze medalist announced Monday that he was resigning from his position at USA Curling after one season, in hopes of returning to Team USA on the ice as an athlete.
Fenson, 47, plans to be considered along with the 92 other applicants for the 2015-16 USA Curling High Performance Program.
“I really enjoyed being a part of the High Performance coaching staff this past season,” Fenson said in a press release from USA Curling. “It was a great opportunity to see the game from a different perspective. But I am looking forward to getting back on the ice and returning to competition next season.”
Fenson had joined the USA Curling coaching staff after announcing his retirement from curling last summer.
He is the only skip to lead the Americans to an Olympic medal - which he won at the 2006 Torino Olympic Winter Games in Italy - and has won eight men’s national titles, most recently in 2014.

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