RDC curlers bring home medals

Red Deer College officials are being encouraged to make some more room in the trophy case.

RDC curlers brought home two more medals this past weekend, with the men’s team winning gold at the Alberta College Athletic Conference Championships, while the Mixed squad won bronze.

The men’s team, made up of Matt Brassard (lead), David Senft (second), Dawson Abraham (third) and Evan Asmussen (skip) went into the tournament in Vermillion ranked fourth, but that didn’t stop them from opening with a 5-3 win over Olds College.

They followed that up with a 6-2 win over Augustana before dropping their final round robin game 6-3 to NAIT to enter the playoff round in third place.

RDC absolutely dominated the 3 versus 4 playoff game, beating Olds College 11-3 to advance to the semi-final, where they edged out Augustana again 5-4.

That set up a final against NAIT, with the men getting a bit of revenge on the Ooks, beating them 8-3 to win gold.

For their efforts, the men’s curling team was also named the RDC Male Athlete’s of the Week.

The mixed team also went into the tournament as the fourth seed, and after back to back losses to open the round robin, the Garrett Olson skipped squad wrapped things up with a 7-5 win over Grant MacEwan to finish in third.

RDC beat Grant MacEwan again, 8-5, in the 3 versus 4 playoff game, before losing 7-3 to NAIT in the semi-final.

Olson then lead his rink, which also included Kayla PArkins, Graham Dahlke and Miranda Andreas, to bronze when they knocked Grant MacEwan for a third straight time at the event, 8-2.

Andreas, who threw the first stones for the mixed team, was named the RDC Female Athlete of the Week for her efforts in helping the squad finish in third.


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