HPP teams set to head back out on Tour

Oct. 14, 2019, 2:04 p.m. (ET)

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Oct. 14, 2019

U.S. HPP teams ready to head back out on World Curling Tour

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – USA Curling’s High Performance and Junior High Performance Program teams may have missed out on playoff opportunities over the weekend but will be back in action this weekend at World Curling Tour (WCT) events across the globe.

Nina Roth and Jamie Sinclair both finished 3-3 and just out of the playoffs at the Curlers Corner Autumn Gold in Calgary, Alberta. They will compete this weekend in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, where hopefully the electricity has been restored to full power. The men’s WCT event was cancelled on Saturday with three U.S. teams getting a few games under their belts. Luc Violette’s Junior HPP team opened with a big win over John Shuster’s rink but fell in their next game to finish 1-1. Shuster’s team bounced back to also finish 1-1. Korey Dropkin’s team had an opening win but didn’t get back on the ice due to the power failure.

Steve Emt and the Toyota National Wheelchair Curling Team finished ninth at the Wetzikon Wheelchair Curling Tour event in Switzerland. They now head to Scotland for the Stirling Wheelchair Curling International. Rich Ruohonen’s team heads to Switzerland for the Curling Masters in Champery while Madison Bear’s team is set to compete in the Medicine Hat Charity Classic in Alberta.

To learn more about the athletes in USA Curling’s programs, go to https://www.teamusa.org/usa-curling/for-athletes/high-performance-program.

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