Gushue Rink Crowned Champions at Everest Curling Championship

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Team Gushue took home $200,000 from Fredericton at the event which, thanks to a last minute addition, featured Vegreville's Val ...

Team Brad Gushue secured the win at the inaugural Everest Curling Challenge in Fredericton yesterday, edging Team John Epping by one in the eighth end for a final of 6-5.

Gushue and his team of Cathy Overton, E. J. Harnden, and Lisa Weagle took home the $200,000 prize.

On Saturday, Epping’s rink knocked Vegreville’s Val Sweeting out of contention in the quarterfinals.

Sweeting’s team in the mixed-event, which featured eight curling skips who then drafted a new-look rink of star players for the specifically for the event, included Third - Mark Nichols, Second - Jocelyn Peterman and Lead - Ryan Harnden.

Sweeting and her crew had only a few days’ notice to get to Fredericton for the inaugural tournament after it was announced that the initial 'Fan Choice Winner', Russia's Team Moiseeva, had withdrawn from the event due to an illness.

Sweeting regular team ended up mixing with some notable names at the Everest Curling Challenge with Third - Lori Olson-Johns playing with Team Brad Jacobs, Dana Ferguson acted as the Second for Team Chelsea Carey and Lead Rachel Brown was drafted by Team Epping.

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