S3:E12 - Recap of the 2020 U.S. Nationals plus the upcoming Mixed Doubles Championship is this weekend
Co-hosts Jenna Martin and Price Atkinson recap all the action from Spokane and the 2020 USA Curling Nationals, as John Shuster and Tabitha Peterson captured national titles. Plus the fun we had off the ice around the craps and roulette tables.
We also preview the 2020 USA Mixed Doubles Curling Nationals this weekend in Bemidji where 12 teams will be competing for the title of Team USA and spot in the upcoming Mixed Doubles World Championship this April in Kelowna, British Columbia!
The 2020 U.S. Curling National Championships begin tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 8) at Eastern Washington University's URC Ice Arena. And co-host Price Atkinson welcomes the "Angry Bird" Sean Murray to the podcast for the first time this season, as he'll be delivering color analysis on the webs stream from Nationals.
They break down both the women's and men's fields, who could be a dark horse (is there even a dark horse?) and who gets the favorite label on the men's side (Dropkin or Shuster). And don't forget, we'll stream each draw LIVE on TESN from start to finish!
After a week off at the Grand Slam in Yorkton, Price and Jenna return for a busy week including a pair of guest interviews with newly minted 2020 USA Curling Junior National Champion skips Laney Strouse and Luc Violette.
We also dive into Team Roth and the YoungBucks' impressive runs at the GSOC Canadian Open quarterfinals in Yorkton. Plus who is emerging as THE favorites and team-to-beat at the upcoming US National in Spokane, WA (Feb. 8-15)?
The Godfather Joe Calabrese is back to pinch hit co-hosting duties with Price Atkinson this week. We recap all the action from the USA Men's and Women's Challenge Rounds last weekend and who were the biggest surprises on each side?
Plus an interview with 2010 Olympian John Benton, who is coaching Team USA at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland starting this weekend. We have a lot of ground to cover, so don't miss a minute on your home for all things USA Curling!
Our first episode of 2020 brings back memories of 2019 plus we have the return of "The Godfather" himself. TESN co-founder Joe Calabrese makes his first appearance of the season, joining co-hosts Jenna Martin and Price Atkinson who all share their top-five USA Curling moments/events/observations from 2019.
Price talks with this week's guest skip Madison Bear, as her team prepares for the USA Women's Challenge Round in Mapleton, Minn. And she shares a little-know fact about Jenna since they played together last season. We wrap things up looking at the Challenge Round fields and a few "bold" predictions for 2020.
Fresh off their win at the Changan Ford International Curling Elite in China, Team Ruohonen skip Rich Ruohonen dishes on their victorious run thru the event and even carrying their winnings nervously thru the Beijing airport. Plus how teammate Colin Hufman brought the house down with his talent-show-winning karaoke Frank Sinatra track at the closing ceremony/banquet.
Being our pre-Christmas edition, Price and Jenna share their "Christmas hot takes" and Jenna also belts out her favorite Christmas song to put us all in the holiday spirit!
Jenna and Price are back with a special Thanksgiving week edition, including an interview with skip Jamie Sinclair fresh off their win at the WCT Red Deer Curling Classic in Alberta. Jamie dishes on the comeback of stealing two for the win against Brette Richards. Do you know what the Can Am Cup is? We didn't but we did find out that Team USA beat Canada 623-613. And for some reason Jenna decided to flip the script and interview Price, who did his best to tell some "funny" holiday-style jokes. Catch this week's episode during your Thanksgiving week travels!
A week after Price's luggage (including recording equipment) was lost en route home from the Tour Challenge in Nova Scotia, he and Jenna are back this week. And yes, the luggage did finally show up four days later, allowing us to podcast again!
We get into the Young Bucks historic win at the Tour Challenge (Tier 2), becoming the first U.S. men's team to win a Grand Slam of Curling event. Plus an interview with the Young Bucks' skip himself Korey Dropkin. And Jamie Sinclair's rink qualifies for the first time this season and then steals two in the final end to win the Red Deer Curling Classic in Alberta. Finally, who would Jenna pick for a "fantasy" mixed doubles partner?
This week's podcast is filled with "firsts" with the most important being co-hosts Jenna Martin and Price Atkinson rewording together live from the Grand Slam of Curling's Tour Challenge in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.We also welcome our first guest of the season, former member of USA Curling's High Performance Program and new Team Shuster coach Sean Beighton. He dishes to Jenna on the change from player to coach and a lot more. Plus what has Jenna's first GSOC experience working on the other side with Price and CurlingZone been like. Hear it all this week from Nova Scotia!!
It's Halloween and Jenna and Price bond over their dislike for candy corns. Plus they catch up on everything we missed last week, including the first Grand Slam of Curling event in the books as well as the second one next week in Nova Scotia. The MadTown DoubleDown mixed doubles event this weekend in Madison, Wisc., is the second opportunity for U.S. teams to earn an automatic bid into the 2020 U.S. Mixed Doubles Nationals in the spring. They also get into self-funded teams and why they are so critical to the sport.
Price Atkinson, Host
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