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, January 13, 2009

Midwest Regional Qualifiers

Well, we made it to Green Bay and back, going 5-0 and finishing at the top of the field last weekend! Thanks to everyone for all the support, messages, emails, and fans who were watching the results online and for all those who made the trip to the GBCC. Our team had a new experience– sharing a house while we competed– which gave us plenty of time to relax and allowed us to show off our cooking skills to each other. But nothing compared to the awesome lasagna made by Debbie! We're already compiling a grocery list for Broomfield :) Laura has the duty of dividing the foods by grocery section and having us each take a list and looking for those items on our lists. I thought I made good time until the announcement was made over the entire grocery store for "Team Potter please report to lane 5!" Who knew the dairy would be in one of the first corners of the store instead of one of the last corners? I told Laura we needed to get a map of the grocery store next time :)

We are all really excited to be going to Broomfield for the U.S. Olympic Trials. We hope to see many of our fans and supporters there. I know several are planning their vacations right now and we hope to see the rest of you via email and messages during the competition. Until then, we'll keep you updated on the MCA Bonspiel coming up this weekend!


KaylaEllingsworth said...


My name is Kayla Ellingsworth. I'm a 19 year old college student from Tennessee. I watched you guys curl during the Torino games and must admit I'm a big fan. I'm also a portrait artist and I drew a portrait of you after the Torino games that I'd like to share. With your permission I'd like to display the pic on my art website.
Thanks for posting updates! I enjoy reading very much!

~Kayla Ellingsworth

Link to drawing:

Cassie said...

Hi Kayla!

That is really awesome! You have my permission to display the pic on your site. Thanks for following our team! I'm not sure if there is a curling club in Tennessee or not. Have you had a chance to try curling? Hopefully a club will start up, if not. Very cool!

Anonymous said...

Yum that lasagna sounds so good. Wow Kayla what a great portrait.

KaylaEllingsworth said...

Thanks! My site is www.studio529.me if you're interested in checking it out.

I've never tried curling before and am not so sure that I would be any good at it, but it sure is fun to watch! My mom doesn't think there would be much hope because she has a hard time getting me to use a broom. =o) There's not a curling club in Tennessee that I'm aware of. During the Torino games my uncle and I got hooked and looked around to see where the closest one is. We decided we would pretty much have to build our own. =o)

I'd be glad to send you a print of the drawing if you'd like. I intended to send one back in '06 when I drew it, but there was so much fanfare surrounding you guys at the time that I didn't want to be a bother.

Thanks for your response! Have a good one!

Jackie said...

Your drawings are incredible. You captured Cassie's smile perfectly! Our team loves Patrick Dempsey and Orlando Bloom--great drawings! You have an incredible talent.