WAOW, Wisconsin (WAOW) — A group of high school students created a championship-level curling culture at Waowau.
The Wausau West Girls Curling Team recently defended their crown as winners of the nation’s largest high school curling competition, the Tietge Bonspiel, held January 6-7 at the Wausau Curling Club.
“A lot of people look at our team and think, ‘Oh, that’s Wausau West. They should win,'” said Ava Kleiber, a senior on the girls’ team .
“It’s good to keep that title and be able to be what other teams are aiming for,” she added.
The men’s team won last year as well, and with the support of the women’s team, I think we will be strong this year.
“We win competitions and lose competitions, but we always respect each other as players and know we can do better in the future,” said Carson Kirsch, a junior on the men’s team.
In a sport that values respect, good posture goes a long way, they say.
“You can see it through the fact that there are no referees here. Everyone should have an idealism that everyone should play fair and play well. It’s also a community that builds itself,” Kirsch said. He said.
Over the years they have built that community and a culture where everyone can be a winner.
“In my first year here, I had never done curls before and it was very easy to learn. rice field.
The Warriors have six tournaments left before qualifying for the state tournament in mid-February.