The 2019-20 curling season is underway and so are we with our first episode of the season. And welcome in new "The Extra Extra End" co-host and former member of USA Curling's High-Performance Program, the one and only Jenna Martin!
Host Price Atkinson cuts to the core of who Jenna Martin really is and we get into a lot of developments during the offseason, including Jenna's thoughts on the 8 vs. 10 ends debate and lineup changes on the women's side of the USA HP program. Plus what Price learned during last week's trip to Korea for Uiseong International Curling Cup, Team Roth sitting atop the WCT money list and Team Dropkin's top-four finish at last week's Stu Sells Toronto Tankard. Such much fun and it's only the start!!
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We are back one final time this season, as TESN co-hosts Price Atkinson and "The Godfather" Joe Calabrese wrap up the 2018-19 campaign with their "best of." They recap some of their most memorable and surprising moments, comeback player, memorable TESN guests this season and so much more in our final installment before the summer break.
There's much to touch on including next week's Curling World Cup "Grand Final," upcoming U.S. High Performance teams being announced in the next few weeks, new members of the Junior High Performance Program and what to potentially expect next season. Everything USA Curling is right here on "The Extra Extra End" podcast!
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Price is coming to you from the Grand Slam of Curling Humpty's Champion in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan this week where Team Shuster and Team Sinclair did battle with the best of the best in the last Slam of the season.
Our guest this week is two-time Brier champion, 2002 Olympic silver medalist and Team Shuster coach Don Bartlett. What's the first year with the champs been like? Donny B dishes on the season, the team's development, John continuing to learn and so much more.
Plus CurlingZone founder/CEO Gerry Geurts hops on for the last segment to close up shop from The Toon!
We are in downtown Toronto this week for the Grand Slam of Curling's Players' Championship! And even more rare is the fact that TESN's Joe and Price are together for this week's podcast recording.
Our special guest this week is four-time U.S. Olympic curler Debbie McCormick! Working now as a rep for Goldline, Debbie talked with Price about an array of topics. You don't want to miss this one.
Plus The Godfather filled us in on Rochester Curling Club's charity bonspiel "The Gathering" last weekend. We also talked about things here at the Players' and what Joe's first Grand Slam experience has been like so far!
We're back this week and Price Atkinson has co-host "The Godfather" Joe Calabrese on the scene again to recap the Women's World Championship in Denmark plus look ahead to next week's Men's World Championship in Lethbridge, Alberta.
This week's guest is Dan Wiza from the Madison Curling Club who is throwing second stones for Team Murray at the 2019 U.S. Mixed Nationals in Denver. He's also on his way to the Senior Worlds in Norway next month and is looking for another spot in the World Championship!
This week host Price Atkinson is in Silkeborg, Denmark for the 2019 Women's World Curling Championship where Team USA Led by Jamie Sinclair made a run at the playoffs. But in the end they came up a game short.
Price talks this week with two-time U.S. Olympian and WCTV commentator Ann Swisshelm about Team USA, how the round robin unfolded as well as the untimely injury to skip Jamie Sinclair. After the team was eliminated, he talked with Sarah Anderson who filled in for Jamie in their final game against Switzerland, alternate Vicky Persinger who came in off the bench to play vice and USCA National Team coach Pete Fenson.
All from central Denmark and the Women's World Championship!!
After a week off, Price and Joe are back with a LOT of ground to cover with "championship season" in full bloom with the U.S. Mixed Nationals in the books and many other USA Curling national championship events ongoing.
Our guest this week is 2018 U.S. Olympic gold medalist turned ambassador for USA Curling the one and only Tyler George. He filled us in on what he's doing in his new role with the USCA, what a typical day is like working all over the country, could a return to elite-level curling be in the cards at some point plus the upcoming House of Hearts (March 21-23) charing bonspiel in Duluth to benefit Project Joy.
And what does Danish skip Madeleine Dupont think of the Buffalo Bills free agent signings?!? It's all on this week's episode!
After a week off to catch up on sleep and health from our week in Kalamazoo, TESN's Price Atkinson and "The Godfather" Joe Calabrese look back on the amazing week bringing you the 2019 U.S. Curling Nationals from the Zoo.
We welcome in Granite Curling Club president Phil Shryock, as the GCC is hosting the 2019 U.S. Mixed Doubles Nationals in Seattle this week. He talked about the excitement within the Club, preparing to host the championship, reaction in the local Seattle area and more.
Plus Price and Joe recap a few of the latest events including the World Junior Championship and the wild finish last weekend at the Scotties in Nova Scotia. And good luck to Team USA who'll competing at the 2019 World Wheelchair Championship starting this weekend in Stirling, Scotland!
TESN's Joe Calabrese and Price Atkinson are at the 2019 USA Curling Nationals in Kalamazoo and the playoffs are now set on the men's and women's side. They break down all the action and Friday's playoff matchups from the Wings Event Center.
You'll also hear interviews with skips John Shuster, Todd Birr, Korey Dropkin, Jamie Sinclair, Cory Christensen and birthday girl Stephanie Senneker plus Becca Hamilton and Colin Hufman. We've got you covered with the latest from the U.S. Nationals!
Host Price Atkinson is back this week but "The Godfather" Joe Calabrese is not. He's en route from Rochester, NY to Kalamazoo, MI with the TESN goods and equipment with the 2019 U.S. Curling Nationals starting Saturday.
But Price welcomes Team Persinger skip Rich Ruohonen who begged to get back on in order to acquire the podcast bump and slipped Price a few $$$$ in order to make it happen. And we also catch you up on last week's Curling World Cup and our podcast schedule from next week while at Nationals!
Price Atkinson and Jenna Martin, Co-Hosts
Price and Jenna host The Extra Extra End Podcast for TESN.US. Episodes drop every Friday during the curling season.
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