(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) – Seattle’s Brady Clark rink won the men’s final of the 2016 USA Curling National Championships in convincing fashion with a 10-4 victory over John Shuster tonight at Veterans Memorial Arena.
It was the third time the two sides met this week with Clark (Lynnwood, Wash.) and his team of Greg Persinger (Fairbanks, Alaska), Colin Hufman (Seattle), and Philip Tilker (Seattle) prevailing all three times against Shuster’s defending champions.
With a come from behind win in a playoff, Ken Trask, Duane Rutan, Peter Sommer, and Steve Lundeen won the Men's State Club Championship this evening. They and the women's team, Miyo Konno, Sara Skulec, Nicole Samson, Aryn Grause, Gina Triolo, and Leslie Frosch (Coach), move on to the National Club Championships in Bismarck March 5-12.
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The most competitive curling event in the U.S. will return to the Seattle area for the first time in 20 years as Xfinity Arena in Everett hosts the 2017 USA Curling National Championships.
In partnership with the Granite Curling Club of Seattle and Snohomish County, the 2017 Nationals take place Feb. 11-18, 2017.
Time – often an overlooked thing to a curling bystander. But, time was the unofficial fifth man for Seattle’s Luc Violette rink as Riley Fenson’s team couldn’t get off the final shot of the game to try to score a point to send the game to an extra end this afternoon as the 2016 U.S. Youth Olympic Team Trials for Curling came to a close.
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