national curling champs

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004

I have to admit to knowing nothing about the sport of curling. But apparently my sister, Cathy Floerchinger, and her Alaska rink know plenty. From the Fairbanks Daily news-miner:

Another national championship banner will be going up at the Fairbanks Curling Club.

The Steve Shuttleworth rink of Fairbanks worked overtime for the second straight day to capture the USA Curling Mixed National Championship title by knocking off the two-time defending national champion Brady Clark rink of Washington on Saturday at the Caledonian Curling Club in Mankato, Minn.

Shuttleworth, third Susan Carothers, second Peter Lundquist and lead Cathy Floerchinger became the first Alaska rink to win the mixed national championship since the tournament’s inception in 1975.

Congratulations!


4 responses to “national curling champs”

  1. gibb says:

    Ah, a more colorful member of the family, physically anyway. Curling sounds kind of neat!

  2. Maureen says:

    When I think of curling..I think of Scotland and Highland Games..I wonder if curling has origins in the UK? Maybe I am confusing curling with those Highland games where they throw those big telephone-pole like things..LOL…

    Well, I saw the photos from the website Steve provided and curling appears similiar to hockey..out on the rink and such..:)

    Congrats to Steve’s Sis’…May she be the Queen of the Curling World..:)

    Alaska..and we complain about snow around here..they must think of us as sissies…LOL…

    Most Graciously,

    Maureen
    *A Mayde in her own little woode…

  3. Jason says:

    You see…the key to curling is to have good sweepers. You could have the best lead in the world, and if you’ve got crappy brooming action you’ll never go anywhere.

    Jason

    P.S. I find it extremely dorky that I know the details of curling. Oh, well.

  4. Maureen says:

    Jason, you are hardly dorky for knowing about “curling”..:)

    Most Graciously,

    Maureen