SSHoF logoRick Folk

Athlete (1986)


Rick Folk, like any typical youngster, played many sports. However, he excelled in two of them: golf and curling. On the international scene, Rick and his rink made their mark winning the world curling championships in 1980. In high school, Folk won the Saskatchewan title and placed second at the Canadian championships.

In university, Folk skipped his rink to the western Canadian championship in 1970. The following year, he won the Saskatchewan Junior crown. Rick also has five Saskatchewan mixed titles to his credit and twice brought the Canadian Championship back to the Wheat Province. His rinks have won Saskatchewan men's championships in 1978, 1979, and 1980. Playing skip behind third Ron Mills, second Tom Wilson, and lead Jim Wilson, Rick took the Canadian crown in 1980, with a 10-6 win over Northern Ontario. At the world championships, Folk's rink went undefeated to capture the Silver Broom.

His Silver Broom foursome was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in September 1980.