Bemidji curlers Mark Fenner (left) and Alex Fenson (right) sweep a stone during the opening day of action at the World Junior Curling Championships in Russia. Team USA defeated Czechoslovakia 9-8 in its opener but lost 10-4 to Sweden in its second contest.
Richard Gray | World Curling Federation
Team USA falls to Sweden, finishes first day at Worlds with 1-1 record
SOCHI, Russia – Korey Dropkin helped Team USA rally and win its opener 9-8 over Czechoslovakia Thursday at the 2013 World Junior Championships. In Thursday’s second draw Dropkin took a 3-0 lead over Sweden after one end but the team struggled the rest of the way and Sweden eventually cruised to a 10-4 victory.
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