Don Barcome Jr.
  • Don Barcome Jr. (1973-1976) participated in golf at Red River High School and was a competitive curler throughout his days here and beyond.  In golf he was part of the state championship team in 1975 and was named to the All Conference Team in 1976 where his team finished first in the Eastern Dakota Conference.  In 1975 Don won the North Dakota State High School Championship in curling and went on to also win the North Dakota State Junior Championships in 1976, 1977, 1979 (unbeaten in ND State Juniors & 22-1 at Jr US Nationals) and the Mens Championship in 1999, finishing 4th at the World Championships.  Don was a 3 time U.S. Junior Men’s National Champion and in 1979 he was a Junior Mens World Champion.  In 1977 he was named the Junior Mens Worlds Most Sportsmanlike Player and the Worlds All Star Skip, while winning the Bronze Medal (all 4 players on the team were Red River Graduates).  From 1989-2007 Don played in the US National Championships 14 times including 11 semi final appearances.  In 2002 Don Barcome Jr. reached the epitome of the curling world by competing on the US Olympic Team in Salt Lake City. In 1999, Don was named #25 on Sports Illustrated’s Top 50 ND Athletes of the 20th Century.