The daughter of Sandra Schmirler seems to be following in her mother’s footsteps, carrying home a provincial curling title over the New Year’s weekend.
Sara England led her team, based out of Regina’s Callie Curling Club, to win the 2018 Jiffy Lube Junior Women’s Provincial Championship. Team England defeated Chaelynn Kitz’s team out of Saskatoon in the final game by a score of 8-4.
Team England will now go on to represent Saskatchewan at the 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Women’s Curling Championships in Quebec.
The tournament took place at the Callie, where Schmirler was based out of when she played.
Schmirler was a three-time world champion and won a gold medal at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
She died in 2000 at the age of 36.
On the junior men’s side, Saskatoon skip Rylan Kleiter beat Shawn Vereschagin’s rink 8-2 in the final match. Team Kleiter will also represent Saskatchewan at the Canadian junior curling championships in Shawinigan, Quebec.
Pleasure to announce the newest members of Team SK, Team Kleiter & Team England!! Big congrats to the finalists in Team Vereschagin & Team Kitz. Along with our U21 Mixed Doubles Champions Jade Goebel/Cody Sutherland & runner-ups Makena Simmons/Tyson Williamson! pic.twitter.com/MTYCcyeb64
— CURLSASK (@CURLSASK) January 1, 2018