Yusuke Morozumi

Yusuke Morozumi (両角 友佑, Morozumi Yusuke, born January 16, 1985 in Nagano) is a Japanese curler from Karuizawa. He skipped the Japanese men's team at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[2] He currently coaches the Chubu Electric Power Curling Team.

Yusuke Morozumi
Born (1985-01-16) January 16, 1985 (age 37)
Team
Curling clubKaruizawa CC,
Karuizawa, JPN
SkipYusuke Morozumi
ThirdMasaki Iwai
SecondRyotaro Shukuya
LeadKosuke Morozumi
Career
Member Association Japan
World Championship
appearances
6 (2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Pacific-Asia Championship
appearances
10 (2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2021)
Olympic
appearances
1 (2018)

Curling careerEdit

Yusuke Morozumi was the skip of the Japanese team at the 2004 World Junior Curling Championships,[3] placing 9th.

In 2008, by finishing 2nd at the Pacific Curling Championships he and his team qualified for the 2009 World Men's Curling Championships, finishing 10th overall. Since then, he has skipped Japan at the 2013 (11th place), 2014 (5th), 2015 (6th), 2016 (4th) and 2017 (7th) World Championships. In total, he has played in 9 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships (as of 2017), with his best finish coming at the 2016 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships where he captured gold.

Morozumi skipped the Japanese team which also included Tetsuro Shimizu, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Kosuke Morozumi and Kohsuke Hirata at the 2018 Winter Olympics. There, he led his team to a 4-5 record, in 8th place overall.

Personal lifeEdit

Morozumi is married and works as a sports instructor.[4] He is a graduate of Kanazawa University.[5] He has three children.[6]

TeamsEdit

Season Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Events
2002–03 Hiroaki Kashiwagi Kazuto Yanagizawa Yoichi Nakasato Yusuke Morozumi Keita Satoh 2003 WJCC
2003–04 Yusuke Morozumi Masahori Satoh Yoichi Nakasato Keisaku Fujimaki Kazuya Kobayashi 2004 WJCC
2005–06 Yusuke Morozumi Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi Masahori Satoh Yoichi Nakasato Kosuke Morozumi 2006 PJCC
2006–07 Yusuke Morozumi Masonori Satoh Yoichi Nakasato Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi
Yusuke Morozumi Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi Masanori Satoh Tetsuro Shimizu Ryo Ogihara 2007 WUG[7]
2007–08 Yusuke Morozumi Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi Tetsuro Shimizu Yuta Matsumura
2008–09 Yusuke Morozumi Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi Tetsuro Shimizu Kosuke Morozumi Keita Satoh 2008 PCC, 2009 WCC
2009–10 Yusuke Morozumi Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi Tetsuro Shimizu Kosuke Morozumi Hayato Sato 2009 PCC
2010–11 Yusuke Morozumi Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi Tetsuro Shimizu Kosuke Morozumi
2011–12 Yusuke Morozumi Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi Tetsuro Shimizu Kosuke Morozumi
2012–13 Yusuke Morozumi Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi Tetsuro Shimizu Kosuke Morozumi Yoshiro Shimizu 2012 PCC, 2013 WCC
2013–14 Yusuke Morozumi Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi Tetsuro Shimizu Kosuke Morozumi Shinya Abe 2013 PCC, OQE, 2014 WCC
2014–15 Yusuke Morozumi Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi Tetsuro Shimizu Kosuke Morozumi Yuta Matsumura 2014 PCC, 2015 WCC
2015–16 Yusuke Morozumi Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi Tetsuro Shimizu Kosuke Morozumi Kohsuke Hirata / Yasumasa Tanida 2015 PCC, 2016 WCC
2016–17 Yusuke Morozumi Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi Tetsuro Shimizu Kosuke Morozumi Kohsuke Hirata 2016 PCC, 2017 AWG, WCC
2017–18 Yusuke Morozumi Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi Tetsuro Shimizu Kosuke Morozumi Kohsuke Hirata 2017 PCC, 2018 OG
2019–20[8] Yusuke Morozumi Masaki Iwai Ryotaro Shukuya Kosuke Morozumi
2020–21 Yusuke Morozumi Masaki Iwai Ryotaro Shukuya Kosuke Morozumi
2021–22 Yusuke Morozumi Masaki Iwai Ryotaro Shukuya Kosuke Morozumi 2021 PCC

Grand Slam recordEdit

Key
C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17
The National Q DNP DNP DNP
Champions Cup N/A N/A DNP Q

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Karuizawa Town Guidebook 95th Anniversary Commemorative Edition" (PDF). Karuizawa Town. 2018-08-09. Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-11-16. Retrieved 2017-10-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Sherrard shines at junior curling worlds". CBC Sports. 2004-03-24. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-03. Retrieved 2015-04-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "両角 友佑 (カーリング) - 平昌オリンピック2018" [Yusuke Morozumi (Curling) - Pyeongchang Olympic 2018]. Japanese Olympic Committee (in Japanese). 2018-02-09. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  6. ^ "2022 World Women's Curling Championship Media Guide" (PDF). Curling Canada. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Torino Winter Universiade 2007. Result Book: Curling" (PDF). FISU. 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2019-08-30.
  8. ^ "カーリング男子「TM軽井沢」が発足" [Men's Curling, "TM Karuizawa" is Launched]. Kawuizawa web (in Japanese). Karuizawa Newspaper, Inc. 2019-05-24. Retrieved 2019-05-29.

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