STAFF BLOG DIRTY LAUNDRY Enjoying the Olympics
We’ve been enjoying watching bits and pieces of the Winter Olympics in the Wettschreck household, which included seeing Team USA beat Team Canada at hockey last night. The other night we watched... Posted on 2/22/10 at 9:05 AM
The Fargo-Moorhead Curling Club is set to break ground on a $2.5 million rink.
City Park District Executive Director Roger Gress says that the facility will be “an incredible shot in the arm for curling.”
The premier curling event in the United States will be in North Dakota next year.
The Urban Plains Center in Fargo will host the 2011 Curling National Championships Feb. 12-19.
Fargo beat out Mankato, Minn.; Fairbanks, Alaska; and New Haven, Conn., for the right to host the top 10 men’s and women’s curling teams in the country.
Evan Lysacek has won the men’s figure skating gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics, upsetting defending champion Evgeni Plushenko.
Daisuke Takahashi of Japan won the bronze Thursday night.
Lysacek’s flawless, if somewhat conservative, performance earned him the first U.S. men’s gold since Brian Boitano in 1988. Plushenko, trying to become the first repeat men’s gold medalist since Dick Button in 1952, couldn’t top him. Some sloppy landings on jumps and one weak spin were enough to drop him to silver.
A North Dakota curler has been named captain for the U.S. team at the New Zealand Winter Games.
Twenty-one-year-old Jerod Roland of Petersburg was leaving Monday for the competition that will include teams from eight countries.
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