Team to compete for national title
For the City Times
The SPASH Curling team competed in the Wisconsin Junior Women’s Curling Championship (age 21 and under) and the first-ever Wisconsin U18 Championship (18 and under), a dual state championship hosted at the Portage Curling Club.
Stevens Point curlers Krista Domaszek, Rachel Kawleski, Jaycie Korth, Lizzie Rubenzer, Suzanna Viau, and Anissa Zaske competed in the event.
SPASH juniors Rachel Kawleski and Suzanna Viau with teammates Andrea McDonald of Madison, and Elizabeth Vorpahl of Portage cruised through the championship tournament, winning five straight games against teams from Appleton, Pardeeville and Stevens Point. Lori Kawleski of Stevens Point coaches the team.
With the victory, Kawleski, McDonald, Viau and Vorpahl will represent Wisconsin in the United States Curling Association’s inaugural U18 National Championships, held on March 8-12 at the Milwaukee Curling Club in Cedarburg, Wis.
The Wisconsin Northern High School Curling Conference currently has 23 male and female competitors from SPASH, Pacelli, the Charles F. Fernandez Center and home-school programs.
The Stevens Point Curling Club welcomes new curlers of all ages, and will hold Learn to Curl events in January. The club also offers a program for children ages 10-14, and is developing a new pilot program for ages 6-9.
For more information about the Stevens Point Curling Club, or the Learn to Curl events, to go pointcurling.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find the team of Facebook.