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2015 Raffle Winners

1ST PRIZE $5,000.00  Brad Bock (111)
2ND PRIZE $4,500.00  Drew Arnold (112)
3RD PRIZE $500.00  John Cochems (100)
$200 Lisa Staudahar (32)
$200 Bobby Mineheine (67)
$200 Gladys Cabers (1)
$200 Kevin Lind and Phill Deloria (157)
$200 Lora Hughes (55)
$200 Bob and Joy Pontinen (195)
$200 Ryan Sterle and Kurt Gulbranson (23)
$200 Joyce Capin (139)
$200 Gary Drobnick (11)
$200 Tim Drobnick- Thursday afternoon team (138)

* Ticket number in parentheses.

Rosters Announced for Senior Nationals

Senior Women’sSenior_Nationals_Logo
Team Dropkin
Team Horn
Team O’Leary
Team Pielage
Team Smith
Team Vukich
Team Watson
Team Wiggins

Senior Men’s
Team Bahr
Team Beadle
Team Eigner
Team Funk
Team Jorgensen
Team Locke
Team Messsing
Team Ryhme
Team Sieg
Team Tangedal
Team Berarducci
Team Cornfield
Team Erickson
Team Gibbs
Team Litman
Team Matzke
Team Pustovar
Team Sharp
Team Sormunen
Team Wright

Webinar for Competitive Curling Opportunities

Interested in learning more about opportunities for curlers to compete at the national level? Sam Williams, Chair of Grassroots Competitions, will discuss the growing number of championship events available to curlers across the country in a webinar scheduled for Wednesday, November 12th. He will also be able to answer your questions about recent developments in the rules.  In addition, Shelley Dropkin, past president of the United States Women’s Curling Association, will discuss developmental programs offered by the USWCA. Some may be surprised to learn that several of these developmental programs are open to participants of both genders!

The webinar will take place Wednesday, November 12th, at 7:00pm Central Standard Time.  The webinar is open to all curlers and is expected to last approximately one hour.

Directions for Participation in the Webinar

Please REGISTER Early and Follow the Directions Below for Checking Your Computer’s Compatibility to Avoid Last Minute Technical Difficulties

To participate in the webinar on Wednesday, 11/12/14, you will need to click on the registration link below. Please consider registering early to minimize technical difficulties (registration is possible from now until the webinar).

Once you register, you will receive an email from confirming your registration (check your spam folder if you do not receive this.) Please check to make sure your system is compatible prior to the meeting in case you need to download anything additional for optimal performance.

The registration email confirmation also gives you information on how to dial into the conference if you prefer not to listen through your computer.

Questions about this webinar can be directed to Kim Nawyn, Director of Growth & Development, at Past webinars are archived on the USA Curling website:

Kim Nawyn
Director of Growth & Development

Curl Mesabi to Host 2015 Senior Men’s and Women’s National Championships

January 28 – February 1, 2015

Curl Mesabi Contact: Rory Malner (w) (218) 744-4945 x3 – (c) (218) 750 6683

(23) Rooms blocked – AmericInn, Virginia – 2 queen beds per room
Phone: 218-741-7839 (Reserve before January 1, 2015)

(25) Rooms blocked – Super 8, Eveleth – 2 double beds per room
Phone: 218-744-1661 (Reserve before December 27, 2014)

(8) Suites Blocked – Holiday Inn Express, Mt. Iron – 2 queen beds + Pullout
Phone: 218-550-5030 (2) Rooms Blocked – 2 queen beds (Reserve before January 1, 2015)

Competition information will be posted as it is received from the USCA.

Registration for the Senior Nationals will open on November 12, 2014. Please register on the USCA website.

Spring Spiel

Curl Mesabi 2014 Spring Spiel Results

1st Event Winner – Tufco Rink, Curl Mesabi
Dennis Jorgensen, Rory Malner, Tony Norland, Rich Kinnunen (pictured left to right)

1st Event Runner up – Drobnick Rink, Curl Mesabi
Tim Drobnick, Phill Drobnick, Craig Wainio, Eric Briski

2nd Event Winner – Jaminski Rink, Curl Mesabi
Roger Nelson, Greg Jaminski, Denny Bone, Keith Harvey

2nd Event Runner up – Newman Rink, Curl Mesabi
Jim Newman, Bobby Damkroeger, Gary Hultman, Jim Techar

3rd Event Winner – Kind Rink, Rice Lake WI
Bill Kind, Steve Swoboda, Randy Bing, Mark Turner

3rd Event Runner up – Dooks Rink, Elmwood CC Winnipeg
James Dooks, Evan Asham, Lukas Bruzell, Dusty McCaughan

4th Event Winner – Delich Rink, Curl Mesabi
Ben Delich, Kyle Coldagelli, Rick Coldagelli, Mike Deloria

4th Event Runner up – Kuitunen Rink, Curl Mesabi
John Kuitunen, Bob Pontinen, Dan Englund, Paavo Saukko

Spring Membership Meeting

Thursday, March 27th

5:00 PM Social Hour
5:30 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Meeting

Club Championship(s) game(s) will follow the meeting.

Think about running for the Curl Mesabi Board of Directors.  Three positions are open (Rory Malner, Gordy Dahl, and Kevin Lind).  Several sign up sheets are posted in the club for your convenience.  The election will take place at the Spring Membership Meeting.

League for New Curlers

Curl Mesabi is continuing the Instructional Informal Curling League for new curlers on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm through the remainder of the season (March 25th). Lessons will be given. Teams will be selected from those that show up each week. The cost will be $10 per session. Equipment will be provided.

If you know someone that would like try curling, send them our way! Instructions will be provided to brand new curlers. Those that have curled a little can also gain experience in an informal setting.

Any Questions?