Evergreen Curlers Depart for Team USA Trials
Today Evergreen CC curlers Cathy Cummins, Bill Gray, and Arnie Iwanick (coach) leave Portland for Madison, WI for the last set of trials to form the US Paralympic Wheelchair Curling Team.
This last set of trials will focus on skill shots. It's a very demanding three day challenge. Each player will stick-deliver more than 200 rocks per day. Each stone has to be delivered the way it's described in the instructions. There will be many sets of draws with various stones placed on the ice to obstruct the player, and going through ports that are 1.5 times the width of a stone. Each shot gets three tries. Points are counted by how accurate the delivery worked; 5, 4. 3, 2, 1. A perfectly made shot gets 5 points. The athlete will deliver approximately 85 stones in the morning, and again after a lunch break and again in the evening. ...read more
Why Dedicated Ice? Cathy Cummins
We're thrilled to send two curlers, Cathy Cummins and Bill Gray, to the Team USA Wheelchair Curling Trials this week in Madison, WI. But we are not so thrilled about what our athletes need to do to prepare themselves for elite competition. Read the whole story, watch the KPTV Video here!
Cape Cod Wheelchair Summerspiel 2012
Evergreen Curler Stephen Hart gave the following report of the recent Wheelchair Summerspiel, July 22-25, 2012, at Cape Code Curling Club.
There were 9 teams that were going to play 8 games in a very short period of time. It was a marathon! There was a team from British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba, Ontario-Ottawa, Ontario-Toronto, Scotland, USA 1, USA 2, and USA 3. All the teams except the one I was on had all played together. Some of the teams have been playing together for a number years. My team, USA 3 never really gelled; none of us had played together before. ...read more
Bill Gray, ECC Curler prepares for U. S. A. trials
The Coos County daily newspaper The World recently published a great article about Bill Gray of Coos Bay... Read More pics and links!
Cathy Cummins & Bill Gray Compete to join Team USA
Check out this great Oregonian article highlighting Evergreen CC member Cathy Cummins: Oregonian Live link.
Cathy is a former member of the US Judo team who is currently training to compete for the USA Paralympic curling team. Check out this link for another article describing Cathy's recent efforts to raise money to help fight ALS... Ride to Defeat ALS
For more about how you can help Cathy and Bill train for a Team USA birth, see our blog for the rest of the story... curl with Cathy and Bill
ECC Wheelchair Curlers Compete at U.S. Pre-Trials
Evergreen CC curlers Bill Gray, Steven Roberts and Stephen Hart competed at the Team USA pre-trials event in Janesville, WI on March 15-18, 2012.
Of the three, Bill Gray won the right to move on to Team USA’s World Selection Trials in Madison, WI in October, 2012. There, Gray will compete with ECC curler Cathy Cummins and ten other U.S. athletes to decide who will represent USA at the 2013 World Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia. ...Read the rest of the story here!
ECC at 2010 Richmond Wheelchair Invitational
Three Evergreen curlers, Stephen Hart, Robin Resnick and Steven Roberts, competed at the 4th Annual Richmond CC wheelchair curling invitational cashspiel December 1-4, 2010 in Richmond, BC. They were assisted and coached by Evergreen curler, Arnie Iwanick. See photos of our team below and see the wheelchair curling blog for more details, results and photos. ...Read more
Wheelchair Curling Open House
Tuesday Sept 28th, 2010
Evergreen Curling Club will host an Open House on Tuesday, from 6:30-8:30pm, for wheelchair curlers.
Patrick McDonald, member of the US Paralympic Team will be an instructor.
2009 ECC Wheelchair curling event Photos
2009/09/27 -- Wheelchair curling -- Wheelchair athletes Photos of the Sept. 27 event. Contact Matthew Ginn/Trillium Media Services for permission to use the photos for the web or other uses. Check out Matthew's photos in the Gallery
More Wheelchair Curling Photos
Photos by Garry Stasiuk... are in this Gallery