The Inaugural Arena Club National Championships are held at the Ft Wayne Curling Club in Ft Wayne, Indiana from July 18-21. Arena club teams from across the US are coming together for this special event. The complete field can be found here. This year DCC is sending two teams as Minnesota representatives at nationals.
The Men’s Team
SKIP: Paul Ellarby
Paul was one of the founders of Dakota Curling Club in 2006 and has been curling since the early 90′s.
VICE: Ryan Claussen
Ryan started curling with DCC in its very first year and is currently the club President. Ryan recently played on championship-winning team at an international invitational bonspiel in Inverness Scotland.
SECOND: Aaron Knewtson
Aaron has been curling with DCC since its early days and is currently the club Treasurer.
LEAD: Dan Wennberg
Dan also joined DCC in its first year and is the club’s number one volunteer. Dan heads up our ice maintenance team and also manages our very successful corporate event program.
FIFTH: Gary Mazzota
Gary has been a long time member and supporter of DCC. Gary played on the state championship winning team from DCC in all three years, and has competed at the Nationals level in Mixed Doubles curling.
The Women’s Team
SKIP: Darcy Ellarby
Darcy was one of the founders of DCC and has been curling 12 years. Darcy is also a Level II instructor and has helped develop the strong instructional reputation of DCC.
VICE: Jenny Witschen
Jenny has been curling since she was a junior and has been a member of DCC since its first year of operation. Jenny is a past board member and a regular club volunteer.
SECOND: Julie Wennberg
Julie started curling with DCC in its second year and has been a long-time volunteer. Julie is also a current board member.
LEAD: Robyn Farm
Robyn started curling in 5th grade at the age of 11 and has been playing at DCC since its inception.
FIFTH: Beth Lundquist
While a relatively new curler, Beth can claim an eight-ender in her first year of curling! Beth is also a current board member in the capacity of Secretary.