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Oct. 20, 2019
U.S. teams miss out on playoffs this weekend on World Curling Tour
(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – No U.S. teams reached the playoffs over the weekend on the World Curling Tour (WCT) but a busy season continues as many teams get right back on the road again for more competition.
Steve Emt led the Toyota Wheelchair National Curling Team to a fifth-place finish in Stirling, Scotland, with a 3-4 record at the Stirling Wheelchair International. USA’s Jamie Sinclair rink came very close to a playoff spot at the Canad Inns Women’s Classic in Portage la prairie, Manitoba, where the team finished with a 4-3 record. Nina Roth’s team also competed in that event and were 2-3 on the weekend. USA’s Madison Bear rink lost a tiebreaker match in an attempt to reach the playoffs in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The Bear rink finished with a 2-2 overall record. Rich Ruohonen’s squad headed to Switzerland for the Champery Masters and left with a 1-3 record.
USA Curling’s High Performance and Junior High Performance Program teams head back out on the Tour this weekend while the wheelchair national team is headed back to the U.S. after a long stint in Europe. John Shuster’s team will compete in the first Grand Slam event of the season in North Bay, Ontario. U.S. junior teams skipped by Chase Sinnett (Medfield, Mass.) and Cora Farrell (Fairbanks, Alaska) will compete at an Ontario Junior Curling Tour event in Ottawa.
To learn more about the athletes in USA Curling’s programs, go to https://www.teamusa.org/usa-curling/for-athletes/high-performance-program.
For more information: Terry Davis, Director of Communications, email@example.com, 608-338-9900 (mobile).