Denni Neufeld started curling at 10 years old. Growing up, Denni admired his father, who played second for Vic Peters for many years. His father won three provincial championships and was a Brier champion in 1992, and is a large part of the reason Denni started curling. Denni’s father remains one of his primary driving factors in curling, and he aspires to become a champion like his dad. As is the case with many in the sport, Denni grew up with curling all around him. In 1999, Denni played skip for Manitoba at the Canada Winter Games, winning gold with his team.
What he loves most about the sport – and always has – are the people. This past year was a big one for Denni, as he and Team McEwen won their first-ever Manitoba Provincial Championship, earning them a ticket to compete at the 2016 Brier. The Brier was Denni’s first National Championship, and he was named first team all-star. Denni’s ultimate goal is to become an Olympic gold medallist and World Champion.
Outside of curling, Denni loves to travel and has always wanted to visit Australia.