August 25, 2017

Teams Set for Inaugural Everest Curling Challenge

The draft for the Everest Curling Challenge is complete. Eight of the best skips in the world drafted completely new teams consisting of two men and two women on Thursday evening at Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Take a look at the new foursomes that will compete for a $200,000 grand prize this weekend.

Fredericton, NB, Thursday, August 24, 2017 via TSN.ca

Team Homan
Skip - Rachel Homan
Third - Mat Camm
Second - Jill Officer
Lead - Geoff Walker

Team Jones
Skip - Jennifer Jones
Third - Marc Kennedy
Second - Joanne Courtney
Lead - Tim March

Team Gushue
Skip - Brad Gushue
Third - Cathy Overton
Second - E. J. Harnden
Lead - Lisa Weagle

Team Koe
Skip - Kevin Koe
Third - Emma Miskew
Second - Patrick Janssen
Lead - Dawn McEwen

Team Epping
Skip - John Epping
Third - Kaitlyn Lawes
Second - Brent Laing
Lead - Rachelle Brown

Team Jacobs
Skip - Brad Jacobs
Third - Lori Olson-Johns
Second - Brett Gallant
Lead - Laine Peters

Team Carey
Skip - Chelsea Carey
Third - Ryan Fry
Second - Dana Ferguson
Lead - Ben Hebert

Team Sweeting
Skip - Val Sweeting
Third - Mark Nichols
Second - Jocelyn Peterman
Lead - Ryan Harnden

Matchups

Team Jones vs. Team Jacobs - Friday, August 25 at 6:30pm ET on TSN 1/3/4

- The last two Olympic champion skips will go head-to-head in Jones and Jacobs.

Team Sweeting vs. Team Epping - Saturday, August 26 at 9am ET on TSN 1/3/4

- Epping got in thanks to the last chance fan-vote.
- Sweeting replaces Victoria Moiseeva who was unable to make it because of an illness. She will face off against her regular lead in Brown.

Team Koe vs. Team Carey - Saturday, August 26 at 1pm ET on TSN 1/3/4

- This one is a battle between the two skips who won the 2016 Canadian championship.
- Skip Koe will take on his normal lead in Hebert.

Team Homan vs. Team Gushue - Saturday, August 26 at 6:30pm ET on TSN 1/3/4

- Homan and Gushue won the Scotties and Brier respectively last year and both went 13-0 at their world championships to claim gold.
- Gushue will take on his normal lead in Walker while Homan will face her regular front end in Weagle.

The winners will advance to the semi-finals on Sunday morning and afternoon. The final two play for $200,000 Sunday night at 6:30pm ET on TSN 1/3/4.