Who are we?

Who are we? Each of us on Team Potter grew up competing in a sport that many people are just now beginning to hear about: curling. It's a sport of strategy, strength, skill and camaraderie. In the fall and winter months we spend much of our time practicing and competing in bonspiels both in the USA and internationally; and in the off-season, we train and prepare ourselves for the competitive season. We are currently training for the 2014 Olympic Trials. Follow this blog to check in on our competitive season.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Help support Medford Curling Club's Curl for the Cure

Curl for the Cure
Oct 31, 2008 6pm
Medford Curling Club
Curling tournament and silent auction to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Central Wisconsin Affiliate

Join us at the Medford Curling Club or donate online.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tuesday competitive league in St. Paul

Tuesday night competitive league started this week and with the awesome combo of Haskell and Potter and hubbies, we pulled off a win! Nate was voted as skip for the week and we've developed a rule that you have to skip 'til you lose, so looks like Nate is up for next week's game too!

Monday, October 20, 2008

St. Paul Cashspiel wrap-up

After a long weekend of curling– especially Sunday– we are excited to report our results. Team Potter went 4-3, curling three 10-end games in a row on Sunday and just missing the qualifiers. Every game was a good game as we got to play the current men's Olympic team and some U.S. and Canadian men's teams. Sunday's marathon of games tested our strength and mental toughness, but it came down to the last shot in every game.

Thanks to Cor for the chicken baskets after our second game, which was an extra end win. It was a fantastic sight after 21 ends and 6 straight hours of curling with 3 more hours to go. Our third-game opponents allowed us a 10 minute break so that we could sit and eat before returning to the ice. I'm sure we were quite a sight huddled together and chowing down on our food. I think we brought new meaning to the phrase "Winner, winner, chicken dinner!"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

St. Paul Cashspiel coming up!

Follow our curling results at this weekend's competition: the 2008 St. Paul Cashspiel.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Official start of the season

Team Potter is back in the states again! Huge thanks to Medford Motors for the team vehicle. It made the long ride up and back much more comfortable. And also big thanks to Olive Garden for filling us up with good food.

There was some great competition in Winnipeg and we hope that the spiel continues into the future because it's a great location and the ice was fast! All of us on the team enjoyed the hospitality that Tamara and her crew supplied during the weekend. And we tried hard to meet up with Team Komyshyn later on Saturday, but ended up at Earl's instead. All was good!

Weekend wrap-up: 1-4. We played some nail-biters, one went into an extra end and others were down to last rock(s). We made a great come-back in our game against Korea, scoring three in the 6th end, but could only play 7 ends because of the lack of time. We all agreed that it was a fantastic start to our season. We feel strong, balanced, and the communication on the ice is awesome!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Packing Up and Mixed Doubles

Curling shoes? Check. Curling broom? Check. Passport? Check. Anything else we forget to pack we can buy when we get to Canada. I've been on the ice twice this week and I'm ready to go! I'm bringing my pillow for the trip, computer for work, and we could also watch some movies. Sounds like we'll have lots of homemade goodies to bring with. Yum!

Cor and I played a couple ends of mixed doubles to get the hang of the new format and for some extra practice. Watch out defending champs Jamie and Nate! The doubles team of PotterX2 is getting ready for you :) It would be fun to set up a few practices sometime so that we can learn some of the strategy involved.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Putting on our game faces

Saturday practice at the St. Paul Curling Club.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Atkins Curling Classic

Follow Team Potter at the Atkins Curling Classic.

First bonspiel just a week away!

Our season is about to start up in just over a week. We're headed up to Winnipeg for the Atkins Curling Classic October 10-13. Should be some great competition. I'm excited to get back on the ice!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Team Potter on World Curling Tour Site

Home for all things curling, and a place where fans and teams can track their progress, the Asham World Curling Tour site now has updated information on Team Potter including photos! Check out Team Potter's page.