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February 1, 2014 at 6:59 PM

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2014 National Junior Curling Championships


LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Skip Scott Dunnam, center, looks on as lead Andrew Dunnam and second Steven Szemple sweep one of the final stones of the draw on the first day of competition in the 2014 National Junior Curling Championships at the Granite Curling Club of Seattle Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The Championships continued through the week, ending Feb. 1. The winning teams, Team Christensen and Team Vukich, will represent the United States at the 2014 World Junior Championships, Feb 26 - March 5, in Flims, Switzerland. The team sport, originated in 16th-century Scotland, is played by sending 42-pound granite stones down 138-ft. lanes, or "sheets," of ice. The goal is to place the stone nearest to the center of a target at the end of the lane.

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Alaska and Wisconsin team sweepers furiously attack the ice just inches from their 42-pound granite stones as they move down the lane at the 2014 National Junior Curling Championships at the Granite Curling Club of Seattle on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Sweeping the ice very quickly with special brooms allows curlers to slightly melt the ice to alter the speed and direction of the stone. Accidentally touching the stone with your broom or body, called "burning," is considered an infraction.

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Wisconsin's Team Osterhaus parents Rodney Osterhaus, left, and Jerry and Debbie Krumpos, right, in red, watch intently as their sons play below on the first day of competition. Wisconsin would go on to lose their match against Team Pedersen of Michigan.

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Hunter Dennison, lead for Team Scheel of North Dakota, shows his frustration with his shot as he yells direction to his sweepers on the first day of competition.

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The Canadian maple leaf shows from under the ice as Wyatt Swan, the vice from Wisconsin's Team Osterhaus, practices before their afternoon draw against Alaska on the first day of competition.

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