Playoffs berths on the line today in Denver

By Terry L. Davis | March 28, 2019, 11:30 a.m. (ET)

Cover photo by Cameron Cabrera

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 28, 2019

 

Round robin coming to a close at 2019 Mixed National Championship

 

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – The final day of the round robin is shaping up to be an exciting finish with many of the top teams set to battle one another with playoff berths on the line at the 2019 USA Curling Mixed National Championship in Golden, Colo.

 

Three teams are tied for first place with 6-1 records – Evan Workin’s Dakota Territory team, Caitlin Pulli’s Grand National rink and Sean Murray’s squad from the Great Lakes region. With three sessions left on the schedule today at 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. MT, the top four teams at the conclusion of the round robin will advance to Friday’s semifinals.

 

Hunter Clawson’s Grand national team is fully in the mix with a 5-2 record while two teams at 4-3 – Wisconsin’s Ben Richardson and Mid-America’s Aaron Johnston – need to win out in hopes of getting tiebreaker games to extend their visits at the Denver Curling Club.

 

Murray (St. Paul, Minn.) and his team of Stephanie Senneker (Port Huron, Mich.), Dan Wiza (Waunakee, Wis.), and Emilia Juocys (Lathrup Village, Mich.) secured two wins on Wednesday to reach the 6-1 mark after defeating Olympic champion Tyler George and Clawson’s rink yesterday. Pulli’s team got past Washington’s Thomas Lee rink, 7-2, in the afternoon session. Workin’s defending champs played in the morning draw when they defeated Johnston’s rink, 8-1. Workin and Murray will meet today.

 

Follow along throughout the championship by watching the live webstream at https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Curling/webstream. In addition, live scores and standings are posted at www.usacurl.org.

 

Draw 10 scores: Murray 7, George 4; Durrant 9, Schaak 2; Clawson 8, Johnston 4; Pulli 7, Lee 2

 

Standings:

Dakota Territory (Evan Workin)                6-1

Grand National II (Caitlin Pulli)                  6-1

Great Lakes (Sean Murray)                        6-1

Grand National I (Hunter Clawson)          5-2

Mid-America (Aaron Johnston)                 4-3

Wisconsin (Ben Richardson)                      4-3

Midwest (David Durrant)                           2-5

Minnesota (Tyler George)                          2-5

Mountain Pacific (Doug Schaak)               0-7

Washington (Thomas Lee)                         0-7

 

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