Junior curling: Dropkin rink 2-1 in early going at nationals
SEATTLE — The Korey Dropkin rink of Massachusetts won two of its first three games at the U.S. National Junior Men’s Curling Championship tournament.
The rink, which includes Bemidji curlers Mark Fenner and Alex Fenson, dropped its opener Sunday morning 8-5 to Scott Dunnam of Pennsylvania but coasted to wins in its next two games.
On Sunday evening Dropkin blitzed Daniel Dudt of Pennsylvania 8-2 and on Monday morning the team battered Wesley Pedersen of Michigan 8-2.
In Monday’s late draw Dropkin faced Daniel Plys of Duluth.
Branden Scheel of Fargo held the early lead with a 3-0 record. Sitting at 2-1 heading into Monday’s late draw were Dropkin, Dudt, Dunnam, Ethan Meyers of Minnesota and Jake Vukich of Washington.In today’s action Dropkin will face Vukich in the morning draw and Scheel in the evening session.
National Junior Men’s TournamentStandingsScheel (Fargo) 3-0, Dropkin (Mass) 2-1, Dudt (Penn) 2-1, Dunnam (Penn) 2-1, Meyers (Duluth) 2-1, Vukich (Wash) 2-1, Pedersen (Mich) 1-2, Plys (Duluth) 1-2, Osterhaus (Wis) 0-3, Schommer (Alaska) 0-3Sunday’s ResultsDunnam 8, Dropkin 5; Plys 8, Osterhaus 2; Scheel 10, Schommer 2; Meyers 8, Pedersen 4; Dudt 7, Vukich 6; Dropkin 8, Dudt 2; Vukich 14, Schommer 1; Pedersen 8, Osterhaus 1; Scheel 8, Plys 0; Dunnam 8, Meyers 7Monday’s Late DrawDropkin vs. Plys; Dunnam vs. Pedersen; Dudt vs. Meyers; Schommer vs. Osterhaus; Vukich vs. ScheelToday’s Schedule11 a.m.: Pedersen vs. Scheel; Meyers vs. Plys; Schommer vs. Dunnam; Dropkin vs. Vukich; Osterhaus vs. DudtTuesday, 9 p.m.: Schommer vs. Dudt; Vukich vs. Dunnam; Dropkin vs. Scheel; Osterhaus vs. Meyers; Plys vs. PedersenWednesday, 2 p.m.: Osterhaus vs. Dunnam; Dropkin vs. Schommer; Vukich vs. Pedersen; Plys vs. Dudt; Scheel vs. MeyersWednesday, 10 p.m.: Meyers vs. Vukich; Scheel vs. Dudt; Dunnam vs. Plys; Pedersen vs. Schommer; Dropkin vs. OsterhausThursday, 2 p.m.: Dudt vs. Pederson, Osterhaus vs. Vukich; Meyers vs. Dropkin; Dunnam vs. Scheel; Schommer vs. Plys