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Food Scientist Gold Medalist at National College Championship

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) emerged as the triumphant team at the 2024 College Curling National Championship, defeating Princeton University in the final showdown held at the Rice Lake Curling Club in Rice Lake, WI.

This prestigious championship, jointly organized by USA College Curling and USA Curling, brought together the finest collegiate teams from across the nation. These teams secured their spots based on their performance in events throughout the season.

In the championship game, UW-M’s team – comprising of Mitchel Armstrong, Alex Ge, Colin Packard, and Emily Brost – initially trailed 1-0. However, they rallied to establish a commanding 5-1 lead after six ends. Despite conceding a steal of five points in the seventh end, Princeton’s team ultimately conceded victory to the Wisconsinites.

Dean Demmell, CEO of USA Curling, highlighted the significance of this event and the season-long series, which introduced many participants to curling during their college years. He extended congratulations to the winner and all the competitors who made it to the Nationals.

During the opening ceremonies, the presence of 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist John Shuster added to the excitement as he addressed the competitors. Sixteen teams participated in the championship, each striving to advance to the playoff rough through pool play. Notably, this championship accommodated teams with as many as six competitors, encouraging broad participation and flexibility to align with student schedules.

To review streaming coverage of games played throughout the event, visit the Rice Lake Curling Club YouTube channel.