The Thornhill Club’s Team Anderson carved their names in to the history books this past weekend by winning Canada’s first ever Gold Medal at the 2018 Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championships, hosted in Kelowna, BC.
The Ontario natives rolled through the competition vanquishing Spain 6-2 in the championship finals. They had only lost a single round robin match to Norway boasting a robust overall record of 9-1 to claim the world title.
While it may have been the first time Lauren Harrison, Sean Harrison, Danielle Inglis and skip Mike Anderson had competed together in a World Championship, they’re far from unfamiliar as a team. The foursome has logged 8 seasons of mixed play together, finally cracking a tough Ontario field in 2017 to represent the trillium and eventually, the maple leaf in 2018.
When speaking to the WCF, Anderson said after the victory, “we kind of had that feeling (at the start of the playoffs) that we were in the exact same situation as we were when we won the nationals. You’ve got these games ahead of you; just put your head down and go. When you wake up with that feeling, it just makes everything a bit easier.”
Congratulations Team Anderson, World Champions!