U.S. men finish eighth at World University Games

March 08, 2019, 11:32 a.m. (ET)


March 8, 2019


U.S. men finish eighth at Winter World University Games


(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – Andrew Stopera and Team USA completed their run at the 2019 Winter World University Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, with a 12-5 loss to the Czech Republic today.


Stopera (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) and teammates Luc Violette (Edmonds, Wash.), Alex Fenson (Bemidji, Minn.) and Graem Fenson (Bemidji, Minn.) couldn’t keep Jaroslav Vedral’s playoff-bound rink off the scoreboard in the lopsided loss at Ivan Yarygin Sports Palace. Earlier in the day the U.S. fell to Korea’s JeongJae Lee rink, 7-4. The final ranking for the U.S. team is eighth.


Great Britain (7-2) and Canada (6-3) will advance directly to the Saturday’s semifinals while Norway (5-4) and Sweden (5-4) will face off in a qualification playoff. The Czech Republic (5-4) and Switzerland (6-3) will meet in the other playoff. The medal games will take place on Sunday.


Follow the action at http://wu2019.worldcurling.org/. There is live streaming of the 2019 Winter Universiade, including selected curling matches, at www.fisu.tv/ as well as FISU’s Youtube channel.


Line scores:

*Czech Republic              310 202 04x x – 12

USA men                           001 020 20x x – 5


USA men                           000 102 001 x – 4

*Korea                              011 020 030 x – 7

*last rock in first end


Men’s round robin standings:

United Kingdom              7-2Q

Canada                             6-3Q

Switzerland                      6-3Q

Norway                             5-4Q

Sweden                             5-4Q

Czech Republic                5-4Q


7. Korea                            4-5

8. USA                               3-6

9. Russia                           3-6

10. China                          1-8

Q=qualified for playoffs


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