Four more athletes advance to 2020 Wheelchair Curling Team Trials

By Terry L. Davis | June 05, 2019, 9:47 a.m. (ET)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 5, 2019

 

Four athletes advance to upcoming National Wheelchair Team Selection Trials

 

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – Four more athletes have advanced to participate in the National Wheelchair Team Selection Trials after the U.S. National Invitational Camp and Selection Trials took place at the Denver Curling Club last weekend in Golden, Colo.

 

Twelve athletes competed for four coveted spots to next month’s 2020 U.S. National Team Trials for wheelchair curling. Securing the four spots were three-time Paralympian James “Jimmy Jam” Joseph (New Hartford, N.Y.), Jesi Stracham (Iron Station, N.C.), Bobby Faircloth (Matthews, N.C.), and Elizabeth Ford (New York Mills, N.Y.).

 

They will join the eight members of the 2018-19 National Wheelchair Curling Team at the Team Trials July 6-7 at the Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine, Minn. Those eight athletes include Steve Emt (Hebron, Conn.), Meghan Lino (East Falmouth, Mass.), Matthew Thums (Weston, Wis.), Pam Wilson (Westminster, Colo.), David Samsa (Suamico, Wis.), Batoyuna Uranchimeg (Burnsville, Minn.), Shawn Sadowski (Portage, Wis.), and Ken White (Sutton, Mass.).

 

Members selected to the national team in July will take part in competitions this fall to determine the final five athletes selected to be Team USA at the 2020 World Wheelchair B Championship in November where the U.S. will fight for a berth to the 2020 World Wheelchair Championship.

 

USA Curling is sponsored by AtomOS, Brooms Up Curling Supplies, Carhartt, CryoMAX 8-Hour Cold Pack, Franklin Group, ISS (Ice, Sports & Solar), Sitrin, The RAM Restaurant & Brewery, Thorne, Toyota, and Twin Cities Orthopedics, and is partnered with 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).