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Congratulations to Student Curlers – Silver at 2013 World University Winter Games

Published Wednesday, 15th January 2014 in Study at SRUC news

GB Curlers Muirhead Smith Waddell

A Great Britain’s Men’s Curling team, including three students from Scotland’s Rural College, won silver at the 2013 World University Winter Games, at Trentino in Italy in December.

They were just beaten at the last by an impressive Swedish rink.

Great Britain was the only nation where both the women's and men's teams reached the last four the competition but it was the men’s rink, skipped by Kyle Smith (based at SRUC King's Buildings), that made the final after a composed win over Canada. The experienced Swedes were favourites to win the gold and gained the upper hand in the third and fourth ends to lead 4-1. GB managed a fight back but eventually lost 5-9.

According to Head Coach Cate Brewster the men’s squad of Skip, Kyle Smith (SRUC), Thomas Muirhead (SRUC), Derrick Sloan (Robert Gordon University), Cameron Smith (SRUC) and Kyle Waddell (City of Glasgow College), did extremely well:

“The men’s team have made the step up from junior level this year and had to cope with some challenging ice conditions here, so winning silver is a real achievement.”

Photo Caption: Thomas Muirhead in house, Cameron Smith and Kyle Waddell sweeping. (Photo Beppo Cadrobbi, Organising Committee photographer)

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