Alexandria (MN) men’s curling team wins consolation event at USCA Arena National Championships

USCA Arena National Championship Team from Alexandria, Minnesota - Team Dittberner L to R: Michael Bouressa, Troy Dittberner,  Logan Moore, Jason Lattimer and Andy Siira

USCA Arena National Championship Team from Alexandria, Minnesota – Team Dittberner L to R: Michael Bouressa, Troy Dittberner, Logan Moore, Jason Lattimer and Andy Siira

The Vikingland Curling Club men’s team won the consolation final at the inaugural USCA Arena Curling Championships in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Saturday night. The VCC team started the tournament with a convincing 11-0 win over the Parker rink from Lansing Michigan, but stumbled with last shot losses in the next two games against the Wiesen rink from San Francisco, California (6-8) and the Wheeler rink from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (5-7), before posting convincing wins over the Marshall rink from Greenville, South Carolina (10-3), the Cooke rink from Richmond, Virginia (10-5) and closing out the tournament with a decisive victory over the Havercraft rink from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (7-1) in six ends.

The Vikingland team consisted of local curlers Troy Dittberner, Andy Siira, Logan Moore, Michael Bouressa and Jason Lattimer

The Arena Championship was held on July 18th-21st.

CONGRATULATIONS on your success guys and thanks for representing VCC!

Vikingland Curling Club Team USCA Arena National games
Draw               Team                                      Game             Date/Time
1                      vs. Parker (MI)                       W 11-0           Thu, Jul 18, 20138:30am
3                      vs. Wiesen (CA)                    L 6-8               Thu, Jul 18, 20132:30pm
9                      vs. Wheeler (PA)                   L 5-7               Fri, Jul 19, 20135:15pm
12                    vs. Marshall (SC)                   W 10-3           Sat, Jul 20, 201310:15am
14                    vs. Cooke (VA)                      W 10-5           Sat, Jul 20, 20134:15pm
16                    vs. Havercroft (OK)               W 7-1              Sat, Jul 20, 201310:15pm

2012 Club Champions – Dittberner Rink

Craig Erickson, Chris Erickson, Lori Zmuda, Troy Dittberner

Dittberner Rink is 2012 Vikingland Curling Club champions following a four week playdown. Dittberner (Troy Dittberner, Craig Erickson, Chris Erickson and Lori Zmuda) beat the Timmerman Rink (Eric Timmerman, Scott Threinen, Dan Hilback and Josh Boyer) who took the Silver Medal. Rock Solid Rink (Jason Lattimer, Dennis Cuchna, Lars Nelson and Twyla Anderson) beat Caps Crew Curling for the Bronze Medal.

The Science of Curling

If you’re new to the sport, you may wonder what all the yelling is about on the curling ice.  In this video, U.S. Olympian John Shuster and bunch of science guys explains why we’re shouting all the time and much of the physics that makes curling work.