For This Mechanical Engineer, Curling is Both a Family Tradition and a Physics Lesson
Nearly 60 years ago, Cody Clouser’s grandparents were among those who founded the Philadelphia Curling Club in Paoli, Pa. Today, he continues his family’s legacy on the junior team, consisting of those age 21 and under, and also leads the next generation of athletes as president of the Curling Club at Penn.
Clouser, a junior Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics major in the School of Engineering and Applied Science from Berwyn, Pa., started curling at age 3 and began practicing competitively at age 10.
Sometimes referred to as “chess on ice,” successful curling requires a lot of teamwork and strategy, he says. And one of the biggest advantages Clouser brings to Penn’s curling club is his years of insight into the strategy behind the game.
“Because most college curlers are newer to the sport, they are usually taught by older team members who may have only been curling for a few years,” Clouser says. “Strategy is something that you learn over many years and the strategy I know is an advantage I provide for Penn’s club.”
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