The U.S. Olympic Mixed Doubles Curling Trials are currently happening in Eveleth, Minnesota. Thursday saw two more draws take place, and at the end of the day, two teams (Anderson/Dropkin, Persinger/Plys) would find themselves tied atop the standings at 5-2.
Two more draws remain on Friday before the knockout rounds get underway. NBCOlympics.com will stream a featured game from each draw, plus the knockout rounds. Below is a roundup of Thursday's featured matchups along with on-demand replays.
Day 3 of the U.S. Mixed Doubles Curling Trials offered two of the top matchups of the competition thus far. The first included Vicky Persinger and Chris Plys in a matchup against John Shuster and Cory Christensen in Draw 6. Persinger/Plys was the winningest team of the competition entering their matchup against Shuster/Christensen, but they fell by a score of 8-6 after falling into an early 6-1 hole.
Shuster/Christensen have now won four straight games after losing their first three of the trials. Persinger/Plys, meanwhile, still sit toward the top of the standings with a 5-2 record.
Another pair of strong duos faced off in Draw 7. The brother-sister duo of Becca Hamilton and Matt Hamilton took on Tabitha Peterson and Joe Polo with both teams even in the standings with three wins apiece.
Peterson/Polo took an early 3-0 lead after three ends, but the Hamiltons stormed back with 10 points in the final five ends, cementing a 10-4 win to extend their record to 4-3.