Hack Chat with Tracy Sachtjen, Fifth Player of the USA Women’s Olympic Curling Team

by Free Speech on February 18, 2010

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Lodi, WI
2/18/10

February 17, 2010 ~ Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games

Sunday and Monday we finally got to practice at the Olympic Curling Venue; it is only about 10 minutes from the Olympic Village, which is nice that we don’t have to travel too far. It is a very great venue, each team has their own locker room, and we had three love seats moved into ours and we decorated it with all our cards and signs from home so we could be comfortable when we were there, it looks sweet. The ice arena is nice and bright-the rings in the ice are blue and green, a little different than the typical red and blue.

Yesterday was our first game; we played Japan and lost in a measurement 9-7. It was a tough one, definitely not how we wanted to start competition but we have lots of games in front of us. There are ten teams at the Olympics for curling and we play a round robin, then the top four teams are in the semi-finals, #1 seed plays #4 seed and #2 seed plays #3 seed and winners play in the finals for the gold medal and the losers of that game play for bronze medal. After our game we went to the Proctor and Gamble house to spend time with our families and friends that are already here. My family will be here Friday, I can’t wait.

Today, we played Germany and had another heartbreaker; we lost 6-5 on the last shot of the game. I felt like the team played better and we are going in the right direction, we now just need to get a win under our belt and keep movin’ on!

Chat with you soon~

Tracy

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