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Pete Fenson (right) watches as his curling teammates Ryan Brunt (left) and Joe Polo (center) follow the rock down the ice during Thursday’s tie-breaking game against the Heath McCormick rink. Fenson fell short in his bid to win the USA National title as he lost Thursday’s tie-breaker 7-5. Rich Harmer | USA Curling

CURLING: Fenson falls short at nationals


GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Pete Fenson rink of Bemidji fell short in its bid to reclaim the national men’s curling championship Thursday as the team lost 7-5 to Heath McCormick of New York in the first of three tie breaking games.

Fenson and his teammates, Ryan Brunt of Bemidji, Joe Polo of Bemidji and Shawn Rojeski of Chisholm, dropped an 8-7 decision to John Shuster of Duluth in Thursday morning’s final round robin match.

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