2010 Olympic hopefuls to attend camp this weekend in Green Bay

Feb. 03, 2009, 10:37 a.m. (ET)

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (Feb. 2, 2009) – Eight of the qualified teams for the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Curling will participate in a mini-camp this weekend at the Green Bay Curling Club.

Participating teams include those skipped by Debbie McCormick (Rio, Wis.), Patti Lank (Lewiston, N.Y.), Erika Brown (Oakville, Ontario), Aileen Sormunen (Duluth, Minn.), John Shuster (Duluth, Minn.), Todd Birr (Mankato, Minn.), Greg Romaniuk (Snohomish, Wash.) and Craig Brown (Madison, Wis.).

The 2010 U.S. Olympic Team Trials are set for Feb. 21-28 in Broomfield, Colo. This invitational camp gives these athletes a chance to practice and compete on world-class competitive ice in preparation for the Trials. Since the competitive World Curling Tour events are all but over, it is hard for teams to find quality competition at this time of the year. Teams were invited based on their finish on the World Curling Tour points list.

Teams will compete in skins, doubles, Moncton and regular team competitions throughout the three-day event beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. Each team is guaranteed six games. The camp is open to public viewing.

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