Despite a loss to Binia Felscher of Switzerland on Wednesday at the Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge in Regina, Prince Albert's Kara Thevenot is taking the loss in stride.
“Early on we weren’t throwing well and we seem to struggle with weight as well,” said Thevenot. “But we hung in there and made a few shots and forced them (Team Switzerland) to make a few mistakes so we could get back in the game.”
The past twelve months have been very exciting for Thevenot and the other members of Team Silvernagle. The foursome continued to improve on the ice which culminated in the team going 7-1 during the round robin portion of the 2017 Saskatchewan Scotties Tournament of Hearts eventually losing in the final to Penny Barker on the final stone.
“We were so very close to getting to that next stage,” Thevenot said. "I think we realize now what it is going to take to get there.”
The off-season brought a number of changes to Thevenot’s life as well.
Cristina Goertzen left the team and was replaced by veteran Jolene Campbell of Saskatoon but more importantly she and husband Steven welcomed son Kaden into the world in April.
“We surprise a lot of people when they find out I was pregnant during the entire curling season last year,” Thevenot said. “I was very lucky I didn’t show at all and I had an easy pregnancy.”
Thevenot also credits her family for her success as well.
“With my son being born I can’t say enough about the support I’ve received from my husband and my family,” she added.
The Silvernagle rink will play their third game of the Pinty’s Grand Slam this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. when they face Hannah Fleming (1-2) of Scotland.
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