The inaugural Blue Ox Bonspiel was a great success with teams from as far away as Michigan and St. Louis participating. This year’s overall champion was the Johannsen rink from Bemidji. Pictured to the left are Micah Johnson, Linus John, Joel Johannsen, Eric Johannsen, and Carolyn Johannsen. They walked away with 4 Stay and Play packages at Northern Lights Casino via Leech Lake Gaming.
In the remaining events:
B event Champions – Kent Bahr rink. 4 wooly winter BSU stocking caps from Cool Threads and $5 gift cards from Herbert’s and Gerbert’s.
C Event Champions – Mark Schmitt rink. 4 free oil changes at Bemidji Honda Center with premium ice scrapers.
D Event Champions – 4H. Hirt/Hunt rink. 4 $15 gift cards at Home Depot.
Pictured above are members of teams Flapjack #1 and Flapjack #2 sporting their specially made shirts for the occasion.
Top row from left to right: Jesse Safe, Piet Hansel, Matt Clancy, Paul Bunyan and Adam Bower.
Bottom row from left to right: Chris Thompson, Janis Sverns and Neal Ortsey.
Special skip thanks to: Paul “Walt” Fenner
Congratulations to our Bemidji Junior men’s and women’s teams for sweeping the State Junior curling championships in Duluth last week. Both teams will compete in the 2016 Junior Nationals in Willmar, Minnesota this weekend for the opportunity to represent the United States in the World Junior Curling Championships scheduled to be held in Erzurum, Turkey in March.
Each team went undefeated in the round-robin to earn their respective championships and earn the status of Minnesota 1 at nationals.
Bemidji Junior Men:
Pictured from left to right… Riley Fenson, Graem Fenson, Evan Host and Zac Erickson
Bemidji Junior Women: