USA falls to Finland as World Mixed Championship begins in Kelowna

Oct. 13, 2018, 7:55 p.m. (ET)

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Oct. 13, 2018

USA falls to Finland as 2018 World Mixed Championship gets underway

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – Evan Workin and Team USA lost a close match to Finland as the 2018 Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship got underway today in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

Workin (Fargo, N.D.) and his team of Rachel Workin (Fargo, N.D.), Jordan Brown (Elk River, Minn.), and Christina Lammers (Fargo, N.D.) lost 6-5 to the Markus Sipila rink this afternoon at the Kelowna Curling Club.

Finland got off to a fast start against the American team, scoring three points in the opening end to take control of the round robin match. The U.S. evened the scoreboard in the fourth end with three points, but Finland would score the necessary point in the eighth end to wrap up the victory. The Americans return to the ice tonight to take on the Netherlands in Group B action. The U.S. team is playing an eight-game round robin.

USA line score:

USA                     010 300 10 – 5

*Finland             301 001 01 – 6

*last rock in first end

Team USA schedule:

Saturday: USA vs. Netherlands (Thomas Levi Kooi), 8 p.m.

Sunday: USA vs. Australia (Matt Panoussi), 12 p.m.

Monday: USA vs. Russia (Alexander Eremin), 12 p.m.

Tuesday: USA vs. Denmark (Mads Norgaard), 8 a.m.

Tuesday: USA vs. Ireland (James Russell), 4 p.m.

Wednesday: USA vs. Brazil (Anne Shibuya), 4 p.m.

Thursday: USA vs. Switzerland (Mario Freiberger), 8 a.m.

Playoffs:

Friday, Oct. 19: 2 p.m., qualification games; 8 p.m., quarterfinals

Saturday, Oct. 20: 10 a.m., semifinals; 3 p.m., medal games

To learn more about this event, go to www.worldcurling.org/wmxcc2018. Go to www.usacurl.org for daily updates on Team USA’s performance.

USA Curling is sponsored by AtomOS, Nike, Brooms Up Curling Supplies, Carhartt, CryoMAX 8-Hour Cold Pack, Sitrin, The RAM Restaurant & Brewery, Thorne, BalancePlus, ISS (Ice, Sports & Solar), and Twin Cities Orthopedics, and is partnered with Carhartt, Brakebush, Laurie Artiss Ltd. – The Pin People, United Airlines, 12th End Sports Network, IHG, and CurlingZone.

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For more information: Terry Davis, Director of Communications, terry.davis@usacurl.org, 608-338-9900 (mobile).