Bemidji Curling Club
|Bemidji Curling Club|
|Location||1230 23rd Street NW
Bemidji, Minnesota 56619-0101
|Club type||Dedicated Ice|
|Sheets of ice||Six|
The Bemidji Curling Club is a curling club located in the city of Bemidji, Minnesota. It is notable for its long line of champions in many different competitions, including men's and women's rinks which represented the United States in the 2005 World Curling Championship and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Pete Fenson skipped the men's rink, which won the Olympic bronze medal, the first-ever medal in curling for the U.S. Cassandra Johnson skipped the women's rink, which lost to Sweden in the final match of the 2005 World Women's Curling Championship.
One of the club's members, Scott Baird, played as an alternate on the Olympic men's rink. At age 54 years, 280 days of age, Baird is the oldest competitor in Winter Olympics history, and the oldest to win an Olympic medal.
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