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May 2010 Volume 65, Number 5 Introducing... U N I T E D Established 1945 $2.50 S T AT E S CURLING NEWS ...Podium Gold See our complete line at, or request a catalogue at 1 800 465 6900 1958-2008 Celebrating 50 Years of Good Curling USA men play for bronze, P. 14 Senior men bring home gold by Terry Kolesar,  Editor Brown rink captures national title, P. 13 INSIDE: NEW PRESIDENT: First female president elected to WCF. Page 2. NC EXPANDS : Charlotte gets a curling club. Page 3 COLLEGE CHAMPS: UW-Oshkosh team wins tournament. Page 6. TOP TEAMS: National champions crowned. Pages 12-13. OPTIMISTS: Youngsters compete in Regina. Page 16. REPEAT!: Seattle team dominates mixed championship. Page 20. DEPARTMENTS Bonspiel Results – P16-19 College Curling – P6-7 Comics–P2 Curler’s Calendar–P9 Member Services–P3 Rocket Exhaust–P7 Tales from Sheet 9–P5 USWCA – P4 P aul Pustovar and the American men defeated Canada, 4-3, to win gold at the 2010 World Senior Championships at the Ural Lightning Arena in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Pustovar (Hibbing, Minn.) and teammates Brian Simonson (Hibbing, Minn.), Tom Harms (Pengilly, Minn.), Don Mohawk (Nashwauk, Minn.) and Dale Gibbs (Woodbury, Minn.) won the first gold medal for USA at this event since 2002, the year it debuted. “I’m elated; it’s a fantastic feeling – after all that practice and all that work that we’ve done in the last couple of years and actually all the practice in my entire life,” said Pustovar, who 2010 World Senior gold medalists (l-r) Paul Pustovar, Brian Simonson, Tom Harms, Don Mohawk and Dale Gibbs. Photo supplied by World Curling Federation has represented the U.S. at five world men’s championships and now two world Bronze!! USA team members embrace moments after winning the bronze-medal game at the 2010 World Junior Women’s Championship in Switzerland. Read more on Page 11. Photo courtesy of the World Curling Federation T H E I C E S P O R T O F senior events. The U.S. tied the game in the eighth with a steal to Continued on Page 9 Team leader earns Inspiration Award In 2010, OC Tanner extended appreciation to those who have inspired Olympic and Paralympic greatness. The O.C. Tanner Inspiration Award honors those frequently left behind the scenes. Those who ignited the spark. Encouraged the dream. Awakened the quest for glory. A parent, a neighbor, a teacher. A teammate, a brother, a friend. It honors those who will never receive a medal of their own. But instead made it possible for someone else. OC Tanner received 48 nominations from 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Team USA athletes. More than 1 million votes were cast to select the individuals who supported, encouraged and believed in Team USA athletes. Selected honorees received The Inspiration Award, a 14K gold commemorative ring bearing the laurel crown from the ancient Olympic games, designed by O.C. Tanner. Congratulations to the F I T N E S S A N D DePerno following Olympians and Paralympians who honored their mentors with the O.C. Tanner Inspiration Award: Nick Baumgartner, Snowboard Olympian Curtis Tomasevicz, Bobsled Olympian Noelle Pikus-Pace, Skeleton Olympian Stephani Victor, Alpine Skiing Paralympian James Joseph, Wheelchair Curling Paralympian Alana Nichols, Alpine Skiing Paralympian Continued on Page 8 F I N E S S E

May 2010 U.S. Curling News

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