Waltham Junior Curling Team qualifies for national competition

The Waltham Curling Club’s junior girls team, left to right, Bella Hagenbuch, Mae Hagenbuch, Genevieve Salander and Liberty Salander, will advance to national competition in March.

Local team will represent Illinois at the 2019 U18 National Championships in Minnesota

TRIUMPH - The Waltham Curling Club girls junior team was victorious at the Midwest Curling Association U18 Regional Playdowns held on Dec. 27.

The team, which includes Mae Hagenbuch, Genevieve Salander, Bella Hagenbuch and Liberty Salander, went undefeated in round robin competition and will represent the Midwest Curling Association (MCA) in the 2019 U18 Junior National Championship.

The Waltham boys junior team of Max Salander, Logan Brandner, Aaron Reddin, Mason Videgar and Dagen Setchell also attended the regional competition and came away in the runner-up position. They will be the U18 alternate boys team for the MCA.

The Midwest Curling Association covers all curling clubs in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. To determine who would advance to represent the Midwest Curling Association at nationals, the teams from those three states played a round robin. The Waltham girls team will be among the 12 girls’ teams and 12 boys’ teams from the other regional competitions around the nation who will compete from March 12-17. The national competition will take place at the Chaska Curling Center in Chaska, Minn., which is currently the national training center for USA Curling.

About Waltham Curling Club Junior Program - The junior curling program at Waltham meets on Sunday afternoons for a couple hours. The program is open to interested children ages 8-21. For more information, visit www.walthamcurling.org or find Waltham Curling Club on Facebook.


WCC junior boys team

The Waltham Curling Club’s junior boys team, left to right, Dagen Setchell, Aaron Reddin, Logan Brandner and Max Salander, will be the alternate boys team for national competition. (Photos contributed)


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