Three teams undefeated at 2014 Mixed Championship

By Terry Kolesar | March 17, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2014

Three teams undefeated at 2014 USA Curling Mixed National Championship

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) - Three teams remain perfect after four rounds of action at the 2014 USA Curling Mixed National Championship taking place at the South Wood County Recreational Center (SWCRC) in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

Teams skipped by Colorado's Darrick Kizlyk (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Washington's Brady Clark (Lynnwood, Wash.), and Wisconsin's Sean Murray (Hartland, Wis.) lead the standings with perfect 3-0 records. 

Clark and teammates Cristin Clark (Lynnwood, Wash.), Derrick McLean (Bothell, Wash.), and Bev Hale (Seattle) rolled to a 12-2 victory in last night's competition against Ohio's Stu Cohen rink representing the Columbus Curling Club.  Clark's team took an early 3-0 lead with the hammer to start the game and never looked back as they improved to 3-0 in the nine-game round robin. Colorado had the bye last night but earned their third win earlier in the day with a 7-2 win over Randy Baird's Minnesota rink. 

Wisconsin's team of Murray, Heather Betzhold (Hartland, Wis.), Mike Graziano (St. Paul, Minn.), and Paige Caulum (Middleton, Wis.) held back Oregon's Kevin Rutherford rink by scoring five points late in the game. Trailing by a point, Wisconsin took control in the seventh end with the five-ender and followed up with a single steal in the eighth to keep their win streak intact. 

The round robin continues today at 1:30 p.m. CDT. The round robin continues through Thursday with the semifinals getting underway Friday afternoon. The bronze- and gold-medal games will be contested on Saturday at 1 p.m. CDT. Live scoring, courtesy of USA Curling's partner CurlingZone, is available throughout the event at www.usacurl.org. 

Sunday evening results: Washington 12, Ohio 2; North Dakota 10, Illinois 4; Minnesota 11, California 4; Wisconsin 9, Oregon 6

Standings:
Colorado (Kizlyk) 3-0
Washington (Clark) 3-0
Wisconsin (Murray) 3-0
Minnesota (Baird) 2-1
North Dakota (Gulseth) 2-1
Illinois (Wilson) 1-1
New York (Stefanik) 0-2
California (Endicott) 0-3
Ohio (Cohen) 0-3
Oregon (Rutherford) 0-3

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For more information: Terry Kolesar, USA Curling, terry.kolesar@usacurl.org, 715-344-1199, Ext. 202, or 608-338-9900 (cell).

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