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Jan. 30, 2020
USA Curling, 12th End Sports Network continue webstreaming partnership this season
(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – USA Curling and the 12th End Sports Network (TESN) are looking forward to continuing a long-running partnership to produce a live webstream of the 2020 USA Curling National Championships next month.
TESN, in partnership with USA Curling and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, will provide a live webstream of approximately 60 hours of the 2020 National Championships, which will take place Feb. 8-15 at URC Ice Arena at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash.
“The United States Curling Association is pleased to partner with TESN to webstream our 2020 National Championships. Webstreaming our national event gives us the opportunity to reach those who are not able to attend. The quality of the webstream they produce makes it feel like you’re at the arena,” said Rich Lepping, Interim Chief Executive Officer for USA Curling. “We’re excited to have our fans follow along, and we wish our athletes good luck and good curling. We are thankful for our partnership with Joe and Brian.”
TESN is owned and produced by Rochester, N.Y., curlers and entrepreneurs Joe Calabrese and Brian Anderson, and has been the live webstream partner for the U.S. National Championships since 2012. The Rochester duo also produced the 2019 USA Curling Mixed Doubles National Championship, 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Curling and 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Curling.
“With Nationals fast approaching, we are again proud to bring the action from these talented athletes to the homes of thousands of curling enthusiasts,” said Calabrese, chief executive officer of TESN. “We are excited to bring new features to the webcast again this year and are excited about the return of former Nationals competitor, Sean Murray, to the lead analyst chair. His strategic insight has always been a fan favorite.”
The broadcast will once again include coverage of one feature sheet with live commentating and analysis, integrated graphics and statistics, as well as highlights from nearby sheets for a total of 20 game productions (excluding potential tiebreaker games). This year’s Nationals webstream also will once again feature fan-favorite Price Atkinson as sideline reporter and host of the fifth-end break show.
Here is a look at the broadcast schedule for the 2020 USA Curling National Championships (all times PT and subject to game):
- Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. Rich Ruohonen vs. Jed Brundidge
- Sunday, Feb. 9, 8 a.m. Kim Rhyme vs. Christine McMakin
- Sunday, Feb. 9, 12 p.m. Chase Sinnett vs. Todd Birr
- Sunday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m. Cassie Potter vs. Ariel Traxler
- Sunday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m. Steve Birklid vs. Dominik Maerki
- Monday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. Scott Dunnam vs. Kyle Kakela
- Monday, Feb. 10, 2:30 p.m. Tabitha Peterson vs. Rachel Workin
- Monday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Korey Dropkin vs. John Shuster
- Tuesday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. Christine McMakin vs. Ariel Traxler
- Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m., Jed Brundidge vs. Chase Sinnett
- Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Jamie Sinclair vs. Tabitha Peterson
- Wednesday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m. Todd Birr vs. Steve Birklid
- Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m. Ariel Traxler vs. Delaney Strouse
- Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Dominik Maerki vs. Korey Dropkin
- Thursday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m. Cassie Potter vs. Jamie Sinclair
- Thursday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m. John Shuster vs. Scott Dunnam
- Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Tiebreaker game, if needed
- Friday, Feb. 14, 8 a.m. Tiebreaker game, if needed
- Friday, Feb. 14, 12 p.m. Page playoffs (men’s and women’s)
- Friday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Semifinals (men’s and women’s)
- Saturday, Feb. 15, 12 p.m. Women’s final
- Saturday, Feb. 15, 5 p.m. Men’s final
For more information: Terry Davis, Director of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-338-9900 (mobile) or 715-344-1199, Ext. 202 (office).