This is great for the sport of curling in the U.S.. I liked our chances all along.
"Scott Baird" is an United States/American curling/curler. At 54, he is the oldest American athlete to ever participate in the Winter Olympics, which he did at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Despite this feat, Baird was only the alternate for Pete Fenson's U.S. team and did not throw a stone. He still received a bronze medal, which the team won. On January 16, 2007, the team was named the 2006 USOC Athlete of the Year/USOC Team of the Year.
In addition to the Olympics, Baird has skipped the U.S. team to three World Championship events (1979, 1993 & 1994), winning bronze in 1993. In 2003, Baird skipped the U.S. team to the silver medal at World Senior Curling Championships/World Seniors Championship. In 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2011, Baird was the alternate player for Pete Fenson at the World Championships.More Scott Baird on Wikipedia.
Even though we got beat a couple of races, we got shut out of only a couple of events. The kids performed well, only being the second meet. We had new kids at some events that stepped up. I was very pleased with our performance tonight.
The system has been drilled into our heads. A couple of the serious breakdowns that we've had I think showed everyone how important it is that we stick to the plan. It's going to be the teams that stick to their systems and play the best defensive hockey that are going to come home with banners in the post-season.
There are several good clubs in Bemidji and you have the opportunity to play the sport.
Kate ran her best time, you couldn't ask for anything more than that. She was really disappointed she didn't go lower than that, but she ran well.
She ran so smoothly that I didn't even think the time was going to be that fast, and she wasn't even struggling. I personally told her I thought she had more room to drop in the 600 then in the 300. In the 600 if she can get herself under 1:40 she is in a better position.
All right guys. These two have moved off the list.