ISRAEL MEN'S CURLING TEAM BIOGRAPHIES (provided by Jeff Lutz)
Skip: Adam Freilich, 21, Montreal. Curled for 7 years. Father is Israeli. Home club is Montreal West. Student at Concordia.
Vice: Yuval Grinspun, 35, Toronto. Curled for 18 years. Born in Kfar Saba, Israel. Home club is East York. Business Process Analyst for Toronto Transit Commission.
Second: Jeff Lutz, 30, Detroit (Bloomfield Hills, MI). Curled for 15 years. Took up citizenship this year. Home club is Roseland in Windsor, Ont. Dir of Marketing for gloStream.
Lead: Gabriel Kempenich, 18, Rockville, MD. Curled for 12 years. Born in Beer Yaakov, Israel. Home club is Potomac. Student at UMBC.
Fifth: Gilad Kempenich, 22, Rockville, MD. Curled for 12 years. Born in Tel Aviv. Home club is Potomac. Student at Univ of Maryland.
3 of the 5 born in Israel, one with an Israeli father. 2 Canadian-based, 3 US-based.