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Hill Rink runners-up in the State Senior Bonspiel

Congratulations to the Bruce Hill Rink (Tim Dillion, Dick Priley, and Gene Prudhomme) who were runners-up in the Championship event at the State Senior Bonspiel Jan 17-19th held at the Bemidji Curling Club.

New Office Manager

A special welcome to our new office manager, Ann Crowl.  Ann started on January 13th and is ready to help you.  Ann has a degree in accounting and has experience working in the accounting field including 4 years at the Spooner Golf Course.  Please take a moment to welcome Ann and please be patient as she learns the ropes (and the names!) of the DCC.  Ann will be in the office generally from 2-7pm.

Junior Nationals Update

After 5 draws, here is how the Duluth teams are doing at the 2014 Junior Nationals in Seattle, WA.

  • Christensen 4-1
  • Osbakken 0-5
  • Running 0-5
  • Dropkin 3-2
  • Meyers 4-1
  • Plys 1-4

Scores and Standings

Team USA Press event Jan 26th

Press event 11am to 4pm and Pre-Olympic free curling from noon to 4pm.  See Media Advisory Below.




Jan. 23, 2014

Media event planned for 2014 U.S. Olympic men’s curling team nominees

Who: 2014 U.S. Olympic Team nominees John Shuster (Duluth, Minn.), Jeff Isaacson (Virginia, Minn.), Jared Zezel (Hibbing, Minn.), John Landsteiner (Duluth, Minn.), and Head Coach Tim Muller (Hibbing, Minn.). [Alternate Craig Brown (Madison, Wis.) will be available during this time via phone only]

When: Sunday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Duluth Curling Club, 327 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN  55802

Media seeking interviews, B roll or an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of curling with the U.S. Olympic men’s team prior to their departure to Sochi, are encouraged to attend this event.

This will be the last opportunity to interview the team in person prior to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

If interested in attending or arranging a phone interview during the media event, please contact Terry Kolesar, Director of Communications, USA Curling, by 5 p.m. CT Saturday at or via phone at 715-344-1199, Ext. 202 or 608-338-9900 (cell).

USA Curling is sponsored by AtomAmpd, Nike, Brooms Up Curling Supplies, Sitrin, BalancePlus and The RAM Restaurant & Brewery, and is partnered with Hilton, United Airlines, RJM Licensing Inc., and CurlingZone.

Visit the USA Curling website at and connect with USA Curling on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare.

For more information: Terry Kolesar, USA Curling,, 715-344-1199, Ext. 202, or 608-338-9900 (cell).


Docteur FUN NIGHT This Sunday!!

The Fun Night is back on, but will be held in the afternoon on Sunday the 26th from 2-4pm.  Bring friends and family down to the club for this great event.  There will be instruction and food service available.  $5 non members, Free for students 12-18years old.  DCC Members are always free!  This is your last chance to learn before the Olympics.  Bring clean athletic shoes and a positive attitude.  Any questions, ask Joanne or Ken, or contact the DCC office.

Follow the 6 Duluth Junior Teams competing in Nationals

The US Junior National Championship at the Granite Curling Club in Seattle starts Saturday. The competition runs from Jan. 25-Feb. 1. The winner will represent the U.S. at the 2014 World Junior Championships Feb. 26-March 5 in Flims, Switzerland.  Good curling!

  • Cory Christensen, Mackenzie Lank (New York), Anna Bauman, Anna Hopkins (ND) and Sonja Bauman
  • Courtney Osbakken, Fayth Yecoshenko, Emma Bromenschenkel, Rebecca Miles and Alexis Lanigan
  • Melissa Runing, Katelyn Furst, Cait Flannery, Alyson Deegan and Hannah Johnson
  • Korey Dropkin, Tom Howell (Milwaukee), Mark Fenner (Bemidji), and Alex Fenson (Bemidji)
  • Ethan Meyers, Kyle Kakela, Trevor Host, Quinn Evenson, and Zachery Waitrovich
  • Daniel Plys, Noah Fiskness, Ryan Riihinen, Wesley Leksell, and Jesse Jaeger

View Live Scoring

11 Duluthians competing in 2014 Senior Nationals

Eleven Duluth curlers are competing in the 2014 Mens Senior Nationals being held Jan. 22-26 in Portage, Wisconsin.  The winner will represent the U.S. at the World Senior Championships, held April 22-29 in Dumfries, Scotland.  Good Curling gentlemen!

  • Ross Litman, Sammy Perrella, Dave Johnson, and Lee Leksell
  • Doug Cameron, Steve Kokotovich, Keane Busche, and Scott Mullen
  • Seppo Sormunen, Jeff Erickson (St. Paul), Vincel Bernet(St. Paul), John Krenz (Mankato)
  • Lyle Sieg (Seattle) Phil Devore, Ken Trask (Seattle), Duane Rutan (Seattle)
  • Jim Milosevich (St. Paul), Dale Gibbs (St. Paul), Mark Lusche, Neil Kay (St. Paul)

View Live Scoring for the event

Litman Rink wins Bruce Bennett

The Ross Litman rink (Ross Litman, Sam Perrella, Lee Leksell, and Dean Birman) won the 16th Bruce Bennett Memorial Over-40 Bonspiel.    Other event winners were as follows: Second event: Ron Gervais (Pete Gresczyk, Terry Norlen, and Brian Smith). Third event: Mike Marquardt (Jeremy Zeman, Tom Zeman, and Jeff Anderson) and Fourth event: Tom Eng (Eric Nelson, Darrell Goldberg, and Dale Hoff)

Congratulations to all the winners!