Fanshawe’s curling team is hoping to go one better than last year. The curlers claimed a silver medal at last year’s championship and are now hoping to go for the gold.
The team blanked Sault Saint Marie 5-0 in the OCAA provincial championships in Thunder Bay.
“It was a pretty incredible feeling,” says rookie curler Charlie Richard, who has been throwing the rocks for 13 years.
“It took a while to really sink in, it was nice to actually take down the actual favourites down in Sault Saint Marie.”
He also highlights the importance of new techniques.
“We have been trying new techniques, they’re important as the whole team needs to be aware of any possible strategy another team could pull.”
“You’d be surprised, curling has really grown over the past number of years, maybe 10 years, especially junior curling, you see it a lot in the high schools now and the competitiveness at the provincials was incredible,” says Richard.
The first year Business – Entrepreneurship and Management student also touched on the importance of Fanshawe’s role of hosting the tournament.
London will host the national championship from March 23-26 at the Highland Country Club.