Matthew James Hamilton, from McFarland, Wisconsin, is an American curler. He has won the World Junior Championship, the World Men’s Bronze Medal, and the Olympic Gold Medal. Hamilton currently plays second base for the John Shuster team in Duluth, Minnesota.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, and Nationality
Matt Hamilton (full name Matthew James Hamilton) was born on February 19, 1989, under the sign of Pisces in Madison, Wisconsin.
Matt’s father is Scott Hamilton, though there are few details about his family and childhood.
Matt Hamilton has a younger sister named Rebecca Lynn Hamilton (nicknamed Becca). Becca, in fact, is a professional curler who has been curling since she was a child, alongside Matt.
She currently holds the titles of two-time national women’s champion, two-time national junior champion, and 2018 Olympian in both team and mixed doubles curling.
She also competed in mixed doubles with her brother, Matt, at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Becca is a student at Edgewood College in addition to her successful curling career.
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Hamilton began curling as a teen with his sister, Becca. Curling was introduced to them by their father, who used to take them while he was playing.
One of the members once asked Scott Hamilton, “Does he play?” while Matt was watching his father play. Matt began playing the next day, immediately following that question.
His sister eventually joined him as he began curling every day. They first learned the skill together at the Madison Curling Club in McFarland.
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Junior and Early Days
Matt Hamilton began his curling career as Jeremy Roe’s skip (captain) at the 2007 and 2008 United States Men’s National Championships.
Later that year, he joined Chris Plys’ junior team and helped them win two Junior National Championships in a row in 2008 and 2009.
Following that, Matt represented the United States at the World Junior Championships with team Plys. On this occasion, he received his major gold medal. Meanwhile, Hamilton received the championship’s 2008 Sportsmanship Award.
Matt then competed in the 2009 World Junior Championships, which were held at the Vancouver Olympic Centre. He was unable to defend his title, and thus finished with a bronze medal.
He then competed in the 2009 United States Olympic Trials, and by the end of the year, he was back on Jeremy Roe’s team as third. Matt rejoined Paul Pustovar in 2011.
He also competed in the 2011 US Men’s Curling Championship as the team’s second through the Medford qualifier and the challenge round. When the Nationals arrived, Matt took over as skipper.
Matt later joined Craig Brown as a third for three seasons as the new season began. Matt won his first men’s championship medal with them, a silver medal at the 2014 National Championship.
Post Olympics Days
After the Olympics, when George announced his intention to take a break from curling, Matt took his place as the team’s third. Following that, the team went on to win gold at the 2019 United States Men’s Championship.
However, in the same year’s World Men’s Championship, they were defeated by Japan and finished fifth.
The following year, in 2020, they went undefeated and defended their US title at the 2020 US Men’s Championship.
This gave them the opportunity to compete in the Champion’s Cup and the World Men’s Curling Championship. Unfortunately, due to the novel coronavirus, all of these events were postponed.
Matt Hamilton recently competed in the 2021 World Men’s Curling Championship. They did, however, compete in the playoff games against Switzerland
Awards and Achievements
- 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang (Gold)
- 2016 World Championship in Basel (Bronze)
- World Junior Championship (Gold and Bronze)
- US Men’s Championships (Gold (4) and Silver (2))
- 2017 US Olympic Trial in Omaha (Gold)
- 2017 US Mixed Doubles Olympic Title in Blaine (Gold)
- US Mixed Double Championships in Blaine, 2017 (Gold)
- 2008 Sportsmanship Award
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Net Worth and Salary
Matt Hamilton has yet to reveal his earnings and salary. He does, however, have a net worth of around $3-$4 million.
Matt Hamilton has also become a Remington Beard Boss brand ambassador. According to sources, he landed the contract after becoming famous for his facial hair.
The American curler is currently employed as a research and development technician for Spectrum Brands.
Matt Hamilton donates a portion of his earnings to various charities. He took part in the BMW Charity Pro-am in South Carolina. During it, he did, in fact, show off his pro moves.
Relationship Status| Is he Single or Married?
Matt Hamilton, as much of an athlete as he is, is also a family man. Yes, our curler hero is married to Jen Hamilton, his sweetheart. They met at a party following a Wisconsin Badgers football game.
Not to mention, the couple has a cute story about how their first meeting began with Matt’s pickup line. “Are you a Packers fan?” began the conversation.
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What’s even cuter is that Jen is a Packer fan, and as soon as they started talking, they were dating.
They later exchanged vows in 2017. They’ve been going strong ever since, and even though Jen isn’t into curling, she always supports him.
“The outpouring of support is the greatest thing. So many people have said, ‘I stayed up until 3 a.m. watching you.’ It’s so cool the sport is getting so much attention.”
– Jen Hamilton
Body Measurements, Height, Weight
Matt Hamilton is 1.88 meters (6 feet 1 inch) tall and weighs 98 kilograms (216 lb). Matt’s physical appearance is that of a fair man with a rectangular-shaped face.
He also has well-trimmed dark brown hair and eyes of a similar color. Matt is also well-known for his facial hair which has become his signature look. His fan base is now proudly sporting his full mustache look.
Social Media Presence
As much as Matt Hamilton is known for his curling abilities, he is also well-known for his facial hair. His Twitter followers increased from 4,000 to 22,000 as a result.
His Instagram followers increased from 3,000 to 20,000. You can keep up with his personal uploads and posts by following him on social media.
He has 19.3k followers on Instagram as Matt Hamilton (@hamscurl). Similarly, he has 20.6k followers on Twitter as Matt Hamilton (@MattJamilton).
|Full Name||Matthew James Hamilton|
|Date of Birth||February 19, 1989|
|Birth Place||Madison, Wisconsin|
|Height||1.88 meters (6 feet 1 inch)|
|Weight||98 kg (216 lb)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Father’s Name||Scott Hamilton|
|Mother’s Name||Name Unknown|
|Siblings||A sister, Becca Hamilton|
|Curling Club||Madison CC
|Member Association||United States|
|Matt’s Team Members||
|Net Worth||Around $3-$4 million|
|Merch||Madison WI Pullover Hoodie|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
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