Team Nina Roth to Represent USA in 2018 Winter Olympics


The final two ends were heart-stoppers.

Team Nina Roth was up 5-4 over Team Jamie Sinclair after eight ends. With a 1-point lead and hammer, Roth appeared to be on cruise control, and ready to book a flight to PyeongChang.

But not so fast.

Roth was facing two counters with her final stone in the 9th end, but in a wild turn of events, when she released the rock, the red lights went on indicating a hogline violation. This gave Team Sinclair a 6-5 lead going into the 10th end.

In the 10th, Jamie Sinclair was facing two counters with her final stone, but her rock just barely went long. It actually took a moment to determine if Roth was sitting two at that point, or just one. After taking multiple looks, Alex Carlson, the third for Team Sinclair, took her gloves off and handshakes commenced.

Realizing they were going to represent the USA in the 2018 Winter Olympics, the celebration commenced. Congratulations Nina Roth, Tabitha Peterson, Aileen Geving, and Becca Hamilton.


Where to Watch Le Gruyere AOP European Curling Championships

We’re still in the midst of the USA Curling Olympic Trials, but the European Championships are right around the corner. They’ll take place November 17-25 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. You can watch the action on World Curling TV’s Youtube channel by clicking here. For more information about the event, go to the World Curling Federation’s site by clicking here.2664_main

Where to watch USA Curling Olympic Trials

Qualifications for the US Olympic Curling team will take place November 11-18 at Baxter Arena in Omaha, Nebraska.

The 12th End Sports Network will webcast the round robin games for the USA Curling Olympic Trials. You can watch the action on the NBC Sports app or online at the NBC Sports website.

The playoffs will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.

The entire schedule can be found at USA Curling’s site by clicking here.

Five men’s teams and three women’s teams will compete to represent the USA in PyeongChang. Those teams are:

Team Christensen: Cory Christensen, Sarah Anderson, Taylor Anderson, Jenna Martin
Team Roth: Nina Roth, Tabitha Peterson, Aileen Geving, Becca Hamilton
Team Sinclair: Jamie Sinclair, Alex Carlson, Vicky Persinger, Monica Walker

Team Birr: Todd Birr, Hunter Clawson, John Benton, Tom O’Connor
Team Brown: Craig Brown, Kroy Nernberger, Jason Smith, Sean Beighton, Quinn Evenson
Team Clark: Brady Clark, Greg Persinger, Colin Hufman, Phil Tilker
Team McCormick: Heath McCormick, Chris Plys, Korey Dropkin, Tom Howell
Team Shuster: John Shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner, Joe Polo