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Episode 46: Final episode of the season with guests Rachel & Evan Workin

It’s our final podcast of the 2017-18 season. And we’re joined by husband-wife duo Rachel & Evan Workin from Fargo, ND, who along with Jordan Brown and Christina Lammers, have qualified for the 2018 World Mixed Championship (Oct. 13-20) in British Columbia. Plus Joe Calabrese and Price Atkinson recap at the recent Humpty’s Champions Cup, the World Mixed Doubles Championship, World Senior Championships and reflect back on some of our most memorable moments on the podcast this season. Thanks...


Episode 45: Team Sinclair’s historic Grand Slam win, Champions Cup, Arena Nats

We’re coming down the stretch with one of our last episodes before a brief spring/summer break. This week TESN co-hosts Joe Calabrese and Price Atkinson welcome guests Alex Carlson, Rich Ruohonen and Mark Robinson. Alex shared the feeling of Team Sinclair’s historic win last week, becoming the first American-based team to win a Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event by capturing the prestigious Players’ Championship in Toronto. Skip Rich Ruohonen previews Team Persinger’s upcoming week at the...


Episode 44: World Championship wrap up, Team Shuster's Pool Patch Q&A, Team Edin

It’s an absolutely packed episode of “The Extra Extra End” as we wrap up the World Men’s Championship in Las Vegas, including interviews with Team USA’s Rich Ruohonen, Colin Hufman and Phil Tilker. Plus new World Champions from Team Sweden skip Niklas Edin and vice skip Oskar Eriksson. Host Price Atkinson participated in Team Shuster’s “up close and personal” Q&A on stage from the Pool Patch last Saturday with emcee Stu Brown. And you’ll hear it all right here plus an interview with two-time...


Episode 43: Poolside from the Patch, Team USA prepares for Canada at Worlds

A groundbreaking episode of “The Extra Extra End” broadcasting and recording today’s podcast before a live audience at the Pool Patch from the World Men’s Curling Championship in Las Vegas! TESN’s Price Atkinson and CurlingZone’s Gerry Geurts were joined by live guests in CBC reporter Devin Heroux, Team USA’s Korey Dropkin and World Championship event manager Jon Killoran plus interviews with Team Canada’s Geoff Walker and skip Brad Gushue. You don’t want to miss the special episode poolside...


Episode 42: Vegas curling rocks from the Men’s World Championship

TESN’s Price Atkinson and CurlingZone’s Gerry Geurts broadcast poolside from The Patch at the Orleans Casino in Vegas and we catch you up on round robin play from the World Men’s Curling Championship. We’ll also update you on Team USA and bring you interviews with skip Rich Ruohonen, Team USA coach Phill Drobnick as well as Sweden’s skip Niklas Edin. Vegas curling most definitely rocks!


Episode 41: Skip Rich Ruohonen and the World Men’s Curling Championship in Vegas

We’ve got a packed episode here as TESN’s co-hosts Joe Calabrese and Price Atkinson get you ready for the upcoming 2018 World Men’s Curling Championship in Las Vegas with feature guest and Team Persinger/Team USA skip Rich Ruohonen before heading to the desert. We also recap last week's World Women's Curling Championship in Ontario where Team Sinclair made an incredible run to the medal round. WMCC event manager Jon Killoran joins the fun with what fans can expect, do and experience around...


Episode 40: Team Sinclair advances to the playoffs at Women's World Championship

With one game left in round-robin play, Team USA led by skip Jamie Sinclair have officially qualified for the playoffs at the 2018 Women’s World Championship! Team Sinclair will begin the playoffs on Saturday and now have a shot at the podium. This week’s guests include Team Sinclair lead Monica Walker as well as Team Persinger second Colin Hufman, as they prepare for the upcoming Men’s World Championship in Las Vegas (March 31-April 8). CurlingZone President/CEO Gerry Geurts joins host...


Episode 39: Sinclair, Persinger capture 2018 USA Curling National Championsips

Team Sinclair and Team Persinger both captured 2018 USA Curling Nationals thrilling gold medal games Saturday at Schools Arena in Fargo, N.D. Sinclair won her second-straight US title and will represent Team USA at the Women’s World Championships starting this weekend in North Bay, Ontario. Led by skip Rich Ruohonen, Team Persinger knocked off Heath McCormick for a third time during the tournament en route to the title. They’ll represent Team USA at Men’s Worlds in Las Vegas coming up March...


Episode 38: Playoffs set at the 2018 USA Curling Nationals in Fargo

The playoffs at the 2018 USA Curling Nationals are set led by Team Sinclair’s undefeated 7-0 mark in round robin play, earning them a spot in Saturday’s final. Team Persinger and Team McCormick both 8-1 will meet in the 1v2 page playoff game Thursday night, while Team Birr and Team Nernberger meet in the 3v4 game. We’ve got player interviews from both the men’s and women’s field plus a powerful interview with USA Curling’s Paralympic team members Steve Emt and Kirk Black. You will NOT want...


Episode 37: 2018 USA Curling Nationals are officially underway in Fargo

The 2018 USA Curling Nationals have begun in Fargo, N.D. and TESN’s Joe Calabrese and Price Atkinson along with CurlingZone’s Gerry Geurts have the latest on the first-three days of competition at Scheels Arena. The 10-team men’s field and 8-team women’s field are battling to represent the USA Curling at the upcoming Women’s and Men’s World Championships this spring. You’ll also hear the first of two powerful interviews with a pair of USA Curling’s Paralympic team. Price recently caught up...


Episode 36: NBC's Jason Knapp, USA Curling national team coach Phill Drobnick

In the aftermath of Team Shuster’s gold medal performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics, we catch up with NBC Sports play-by-play analyst Jason Knapp, who called the historic moment in PyeongChang. USA Curling men’s national team coach Phill Drobnick reflects on how curling has changed in the United States forever and the decision for Team Shuster to skip the upcoming Nationals. TESN’s Joe Calabrese and Price Atkinson preview the upcoming 2018 USA Curling Nationals in Fargo (March 3-10)...


Episode 35: Gold for USA Curling’s Team Shuster!

It was a golden moment for John Shuster and USA Curling, as Team Shuster defeated Sweden 10-7 to win the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. John Shuster and Tyler George joined us in the aftermath yesterday to talk about their emotions, feelings and more of standing atop the podium, hearing our national anthem and winning the first-ever gold medal in USA Curling history. TESN’s Joe Calabrese & Price Atkinson plus CurlingZone’s Gerry Geurts react to the...


Episode 34: John Shuster and Team USA defeat Canada, will play for gold medal

Team USA led by skip John Shuster shocked Canada for the second time and for the first time in USA Curling history will play for the gold medal in the Winter Olympic Games. TESN’s Price Atkinson and Joe Calabrese along with CurlingZone’s Gerry Geurts react to the most historic day in USA Curling, as the Americans defeated Canada’s Kevin Koe 5-3. What it means for the sport of curling at the grassroots level in the U.S. and how Team USA matches up against Team Sweden and skip Niklas Edin....


Episode 33: Team USA's John Shuster advances to the medal round

The round robin is complete at the 2018 Winter Olympics and Team USA’s John Shuster throttled Great Britain 10-4, punching their ticket into the medal round. No. 3 seed Team Shuster will face No. 2 seed Canada and Kevin Koe Thursday morning (6:05 am EST). We also broke down the women’s side of the draw and Team USA’s Nina Roth finishing just one win from the medal round at 4-5 overall. Plus Duluth’s Dustin Tomasetti, close friends with Team Shuster, joined us to talk about the excitement...


Episode 32: Team USA’s Roth, Shuster sweep three games at the Winter Olympics

Both the men’s and women’s teams are still in contention for spots in the four-team playoff at the 2018 Winter Olympics after sweeping the competition Mondday. Skip John Shuster and crew scored a thrilling 9-7 win over Canada, while Nina Roth posted a pair of wins over Denmark and China. CurlingZone’s Gerry Geurts joins TESN’s Joe Calabrese and Price Atkinson to dissect the standings with round-robin play heading down to the wire at the Gangneung Curling Centre. Plus we touch on Rachel...


Episode 31: “Legendary curler” Dean Gemmell

Round robin play in the 2018 Winter Olympics is in full swing now as both USA Curling’s Team Roth (1-2) and Team Shuster (1-1) have each tasted victory on the first-two days of competition. “Legendary curler” Dean Gemmell joins us from Connecticut, as we update you on the latest from PyeongChang. Plus a little about Dean’s fun currently working with the NBC Sports crew and anchor Fred Roggin in-studio during the Winter Olympics from Stamford, CT.


Episode 30: Chris Plys joins us to wrap up the Winter Olympics Mixed Doubles

TESN’s Joe Calabrese and Price Atkinson are back with special guest and 2010 Team USA Olympian Chris Plys. We wrap up the first-ever Winter Olympics Mixed Doubles competition in Pyeongchang won this morning by Team Canada’s John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes. We talk about the early returns on the nationwide growing popularity once again of curling in the Winter Olympics, celebrities hopping on board and who would everyone’s celebrity skip be. And we also look ahead to the team competition...


Episode 29: Team USA skip John Shuster & new WCF Hall of Famer Kevin Martin

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are now underway with the first-time Mixed Doubles competition! We’ll preview the Games with four-time Team USA Olympian John Shuster as well as NBC Sports analyst and new World Curling Federation Hall of Famer Kevin Martin. Plus Team USA’s official “No. 1 Team USA Fan” Sarah Patton shares her love for everything Stars & Stripes and about her “Opening Ceremony Party” Friday in Dallas. Two-time Olympian Jessica Schultz (2006 & 2014) joins host Price...


Episode 28: Team USA skip Nina Roth & NFL tight end Vernon Davis

We’re less than a week away from the start of curling at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. And this week’s featured guests include Team USA skip Nina Roth plus Washington Redskins tight end and honorary USA Curling team captain Vernon Davis. You won't want to miss these two outstanding interviews with a Team USA Olympian and 2-time Pro Bowler! Plus Price and Joe discuss the results from the USA Curling Senior and Junior Nationals, their Super Bowl 52 picks and go completely off script...


Episode 27: Team USA's Matt & Becca Hamilton plus NBC Sports’ Trenni Kusnierek

Mixed Doubles makes its debut at the upcoming Winter Olympics next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea and Team USA’s Matt and Becca Hamilton join us this week. They dish on their recent appearance with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show,” their heavy workload competing in both mixed doubles and with their respective teams and also their prefered social media hashtag for next month. Also Price Atkinson had a fun sit-down interview with NBC Sports reporter/anchor Trenni Kusnierek who’s in her...