ABERDEEN, Scotland — The U.S. workforce of Bemidji native Joe Polo and St. Paul’s Tabitha Peterson got here up quick within the Olympic qualification recreation performed Saturday on the World Combined Doubles Curling Championship in Aberdeen, Scotland.
The Czech Republic defeated the People 8-6 to say the seventh spot obtainable for the 2020 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
The Czechs shot out to a 5-0 lead after two ends. The U.S. scored within the subsequent three ends to chop the deficit to 5-4. Polo delivered the ultimate throw within the seventh finish and scored two factors to tie the sport at 6-6.
The Czech Republic scored two within the eighth finish to clinch the victory and a spot at subsequent 12 months’s Olympics.
The U.S. nonetheless has an opportunity to earn a visit to Beijing. Two extra bids shall be up for grabs later this 12 months to finish the 10-team Olympic area.
WAUSAU, Wis. — Groups that includes Bemidji curlers Riley Fenson and Leah Yavarow had been unable to punch their tickets to the playoffs on the U.S. Combined Doubles Nationwide Championship in Wausau, Wis.
Fenson and teammate Christine McMakin of Fargo, N.D., completed the spherical robin at 3-2 in Pool A on Friday. They confronted a tiebreaker with the Jenna Burchesky/Ben Richardson rink from Massachusetts, who additionally ended 3-2 in Pool A, on Saturday to find out who’d advance to the playoffs. The Massachusetts workforce claimed an 8-5 win to advance.
Yavarow and teammate Sam Strouse of Midland, Mich., completed the spherical robin Friday at 2-3 in Pool D.
Fenson and Yavarow will compete together with four other Bemidji natives at subsequent week’s U.S. Curling Nationwide Championships, which is able to happen Could 25-30 in Wausau.