ASHWAUBENON - After competing in Green Bay, two curling teams are headed to the Olympic trials.
The 2013 USA Curling National Championships were the first in the Green Bay area in more than fifty years, said Bill Rhyme, an event organizer and member of the Green Bay Curling Club. The local club played host to the event.
The competition took place at Cornerstone Community Ice Center, where 10 male teams and 10 female teams vied for the gold and the opportunity to compete in the trials for the 2014 Olympics.
Erika Brown and teammates Debbie McCormick, Jessica Schultz and Ann Swisshelm are headed to Latvia to compete 2013 World Women's Championship next month.
Brady Clark and teammates Sean Beighton, Darren Lehto and Philip Tilker will compete in the equivalent men's competition in British Columbia.
"The events have been well-received by the community," Rhyme said. "People are seeing the strategy and enthusiasm people have for curling."
Saturday was the last day of the weeklong competition.