If you haven’t been keeping tabs, we’ve let Twitter predict the USA Curling Nationals. We held polls 2 day prior to the games for each day. We just add the storyline. It’s almost like pro wrestling!
Day 4 – Men’s Draw 5
- McCormick is doing his best Mr. Plow impersonation, pushing away the competition. He wins 8-2 over Sobering, who just can’t get off the schneid.
- Shuster comes back from his loss in Day 3, and forces an 7th end handshake from Dropkin. Final score, 10-3.
- Fenson and Brown put in a battle for the ages, going 13 ends. Fenson, with hammer, ends up 2″ shy of Brown’s red rock … Brown takes it 7-6 in a true defensive battle.
- Birr, in a crazy attempt to prevent us from selling more t-shirts, keeps screaming at the camera that Shuster’s second has a last name of Hamilton … we should be plugging the t-shirts on their game recaps. But, nope, I’m sticking with the original “Aaron” Birr bit. Yes, I’m young, scrappy and hungry myself …. and speaking of t-shirts … buy one of these. Save 10% by using the promo code SCRAPPY.
Shhh … in the distance … you can hear Phil complaining that I’ve run this joke into the ground. DON’T CARE!
- The Leichter scale puts up a quick 4 point rumble early, but that doesn’t stop Clark from putting up 10 unanswered. Final score, Clark 12-Leichter 7 in nine ends.
Day 4 – Women’s Draw 4
- The heavyweights Christensen and Sinclair battle back and forth with big numbers. 2 here, 4 there, 3 there … even an out-of-nowhere triple takeout uppercut by Christensen to put up a 5 spot. The slugfest ends with Christensen getting back up while Sinclair slumps back to the mat … Final score 15-13 Sinclair. YO, ADDDDRRRRIAAAAANNN!
- Schultz and Bear are on the next sheet, but you couldn’t have a polar opposite of a game. Empty end, empty end, empty end. Defense first by Bear, which in just 60 short minutes … keeps Schultz scoreless. Which, is more defense than you’ll ever see from the Chicago Bears … but that’s beside the point. Schultz puts the first point on the board in the 6th, and her Eagles double-up Team Bear 6-3. AND, UNFORTUNATELY, THE NFL WON’T ALLOW EMBEDDING OF THE EAGLES AND BEARS FROM WEEK 2.
- Team Gryffindor takes on Team Clark, with Skip Potter putting on a lesson that everyone could take notes from. Potter 10, Clark 2.
- Roth breaks open the game in the eighth end with a steal of 3, ends up winning 9-5 over Team Wood.
DAY 4 – Men’s Draw 6
- Shuster and Brown start off big, tied at 5 after three ends … then the wheels come off both teams. Both teams struggled for the next four ends, trying to find the right weight. A strange blip on the radar for both teams, but Shuster’s second comes back – he doesn’t throw away his shot… helping Team Shuster score a deuce in the eight. Final score 11-8 Shuster.
- Birr says “Thank you for lifting the burden.” He leads his team to a easy 11-2 win over Clark.
- Team McCormick wants to make sure they catch “This is Us,” and show determination that they’ve never shown before in competitive curling. Clawson has no chance, shaking after 5 to the onslaught known as Team McCormick. 10-1.
- In a game between two teams that haven’t won … someone has to. There’s no way around it. Leichter 9, Sobering 4.
- Fenson makes his way back to 500 for the tournament, taking the win over Dropkin 8-6.
DAY 4 – WOMEN’S DRAW 5
- Potter keeps trying to get Team Bear to roll over. For every 1 point for Bear, Gryffindor puts up at least 2. It finally comes to the end in the 9th, and Bear has no other choice to roll over. 10-4.
- Sinclair bounces back big against Roth, and takes the game handily. Sinclair 9, Roth 4.
- Christensen keeps up the momentum, and her victory over Wood means that the team is on a four game winning streak.
- Schultz’s Eagles fly high, taking down Team Clark 8-3.
|MEN’S “STANDINGS” AFTER DAY 4|
|WOMEN’S STANDINGS AFTER DAY FOUR|
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