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Sept. 16, 2019
Strong start to season for Junior HPP
(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – Chase Sinnett’s Junior High Performance Program team got off to a rocking start to the season capturing the Aquarius U21 Slam in Moncton, New Brunswick, on Sunday.
Sinnett (Medfield, Mass.) and his team of Trevor Marquardt (Poynette, Wis.), Ethan Sampson (Edmore, N.D.) and Eli Clawson (Clarksville, Md.) finished 5-2 to win the Slam series event in their first competition of the 2019-20 season. The team also includes Sam Strouse (Midland, Mich.) and is coached by Keith Dropkin (Southborough, Mass.). The team defeated Canada’s Graeme Weagle rink, 8-6, in the championship final on Sunday at Curl Moncton.
All three women’s teams from USA Curling’s High Performance Program were in action over the weekend. Teams skipped by Jamie Sinclair and Nina Roth competed at the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic in Cornwall, Ontario, with Sinclair’s team going 2-2 and Roth’s finishing with a 1-3 record. Madison Bear’s rink competed at the Booster Juice Shootout in Edmonton, Alberta, and completed the weekend with an 0-5 record as the team made its debut on the World Curling Tour.
The majority of the U.S. HPP teams (adult and junior) will be back in action this weekend at the U.S. Open of Curling Championships in Blaine, Minn.
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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