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First eight teams qualify for USA Curling Nationals

2015 USA Curling Nationals come to Kalamazoo in February
12/23/2014

Kalamazoo, MI- With the 2015 USA Curling Nationals less than two months away we are starting to find out who will be packing their stones and brooms and heading to Wings Stadium Events Center to compete in Kalamazoo from February 14th-21st.

The United States Curling Association (USCA) has announced the first eight teams to qualify for the 2015 championships. Per the USCA Championship Rules two men’s teams and two women’s teams will advance to the USCA National Championships in Kalamazoo based on the World Curling Tour “Year-To-Date” Order of Merit points as of the conclusion of the Curl Mesabi Cash Spiel on December 21st.

Also for the second consecutive year, the USCA followed a season long World Team Selection Process that used YTD OOM points from the World Curling Tour along with OOM points from the Nationals

Qualifying event and from the US nationals itself to determine our representative at the Men’s and Women’s World Championship.

The top two teams on the men’s standings who earned the most YTD OOM points were Health McCormick and John Shuster. Earning the most points for the women were Aileen Sormunen and Nina Roth.

The Program Selections for Nationals on the men’s side were Craig Brown and Korey Kropkin. The women’s Program Selections are Cory Christensen and Patti Lank.

For the latest information about the 2015 USA Curling Nationals, visit the official website and Facebook site.

The USA Curling Nationals appearance in Kalamazoo is fitting, as the first curling club in the United States was formed in Michigan and curled on Orchard Lake in 1831. Now, there are nine clubs in Michigan, including the Kalamazoo Curling Club.

The 2015 championships mark the second time that the Wings Stadium Events Center has hosted the nation’s top curling event. Previous the complex hosted the curling nationals in 2010.

For more information about the 2015 USA Curling Nationals in Kalamazoo, please contact Mike Modugno, director of public relations at (269) 226-0384

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