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.

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!"

No comments: