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.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Olympic Trials Links

Links for fans coming to Denver:
Schedule of Events
Discounts on things to do in Denver

Links for fans at home:
Watch the live scoring
Watch the semi's and finals on NBC Universal Sports
Email the teams at the trials

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Practice in St. Paul!

We just had a team practice at the St. Paul Curling Club on Sunday morning, getting ready for the upcoming U.S. Nationals/Olympic Trials in Denver, Colorado. Both Jackie and her husband Ryan had to drive a 4 hour trip from Madison, Wisconsin. Where they won their Wisconsin Mixed State Playdowns on Saturday! Congrats! Our Coach Dex had us throw lots of rocks with some drills and then we ended our practice with a short game against the 2009 State Club Champions.

After a few hours of practice, we went to have a late lunch at the restaurant Ingredients, which is located in White Bear Lake (my hometown!). We were lucky to have been invited to dinner at Ingredients, the owner is one of our sponsors and his son is a professional chef there. We had an excellent time, we had both great food and service! I would definitely recommend to anyone, especially now since Valentine's Day is coming up-- it's the perfect place to take your sweetheart to dinner...hint hint.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Team Practice in Medford

This past Saturday we had a practice day in Medford fine tuning for Colorado! We ended with a practice game against my husband Ryan, my dad Jeff, Craig Amundson, and Tommy Gengler. We lost 2-1 in the practice game. Nice job, guys! We'll be ready for you next time! This coming Sunday, Cassie, Jamie, Laura, and Dex are going to be practicing in St. Paul while I am curling at the Wisconsin Mixed State Playdowns in Poynette. If we win, its off to Nationals in Medford! At least we'll save some on the travel expenses!

Thanks to everyone whose been checking out our blog. We really appreciate your support as we prepare for the Trials!