Curlers sweep their way to success

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Jeff Haas

Current Memorial curlers include: L-R. Jonah Barstad, Adam Krajewski, Nolan Meyer, and Carson Johannsen. Photo courtesy of Jeff Haas.

Keenan Lantz, reporter

Memorial High School is home to a very diverse group of clubs and activities. One activity you may be unaware of is curling. Curling is open to all high school students.  The high school league is part of Eau Claire Curling, Inc.

Students of all skill levels are welcome, so there’s no need to be concerned about your ability in the sport. Curlers meet on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. as a high-school-only league. There is also a youth league on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. At a typical curling practice you will work on perfecting basic shots and the art of sweeping. At the end of practice a scrimmage, or practice game, will occur.

The cost for the Tuesday High School League membership is $25 after discounts. To be eligible for this discount, you MUST also sign up for the youth league. The sum of the fees for both leagues total $75. For more information on registration, contact Coach Jeff Hass at [email protected] or visit: http://www.curlingmanager.com/leagueInfoPage.php?club=103&id=343

Members of the curling team go to various tournaments, called bonspiels, in preparation for the High School State Curling Bonspiel. At this state tournament, high school teams from all over Wisconsin meet to decide the state champions.

The goal of the curlers is to bring in others to the sport, while maintaining a competitive, yet respectful environment. Current members of the curling league are Jonah Barstad, Adam Krajewski, Nolan Meyer, and Carson Johannsen.

If you are interested in a unique, competitive environment with a group of friendly people, considering curling.