Past Event Highlights – Lupus Spiel 2018 Highlights

Lupus Spiel USA 2018 in Blaine was a huge success! We raised nearly $100,000! Thanks to the wonderful curlers, celebrity skips, volunteers and sponsors, we are one step closer to a cure for lupus.

Lupus Spiel USA 2018 was May 4-6, 2018 at Fogerty Arena and Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine, Minnesota. It included a 3-game guarantee of FULL, 8-end games! At 36 teams, it became the largest Pro-Am in the United States.

In addition to the curlers raising money for lupus, the celebrity skips did, too! Through a special, 4-end game Saturday night called the DREAM TEAM Lupus Spiel Celebrity SmackDown! Two “Amateurs” joined the “Pros”:  Andrea Fierst and Kris Lysne.  Andrea DREW THE BUTTON for the WIN!

We also had a Kevin Martin Academy! This was a hugely popular, and set up our curlers for shot-making success!

Check out our Skip List from Lupus Spiel USA 2018:

Kevin Martin – Two-time Olympic medalist skip 2010, 2002.  World Curling Hall of Fame

Paul Pustovar – 8-time U.S. National Champion Skip, World Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalist

Jeff Currie – Provincial Champion Skip of Northern Ontario, Brier appearance 2014

Becca Hamilton – Olympian 2018

Jessica Schultz – Olympian 2014, 2006

Todd Birr – World Bronze Medalist Skip 2007

Regan Birr – Lupus Spiel Organizer

Sarah Anderson – National Champion Mixed Doubles 2018

Courtney George – Olympian 2006

Allison Pottinger – Olympian 2014, 2010

Doug Pottinger – National Champion 2004

Monica Walker – National Champion 2018

Jeff Annis – National Champion Senior Mens 2017, 2016

Dominik Marki – Olympic Bronze Medalist 2018

Richie Ruohonen – National Champion 2018, 2008

Nina Roth – Olympian 2018

Trevor Bonot – World Mixed Silver Medalist Skip 2017

Don Bartlett – Olympic Silver Medalist 2002

Eugene (Gene) Hritzuk – World Senior Gold Medalist Skip 2009

Pete Stolt – National Champion Mixed Doubles 2013

Maureen Stolt – National Champion Mixed Doubles 2013

Hunter Clawson – National Champion Mixed Skip 2017

Scott Howard – World Gold Medalist 2012

Jason Smith – Olympian 2010

Lexi Lanigan – Mixed Nationals champion 2017

Tim Solin – Olympian 1998

Nicole Merrifield – Arena Nationals

Mike Peplinski – Olympian 1998

Shannon Kleibrink – Olympic Bronze Medalist Skip 2006

Carolyn McRorie (Darbyshire) – Olympic Silver Medalist 2010

Tabitha Peterson – Olympian 2018

Jordan Moulton – World Junior Silver Medalist 2016

Mark Fenner – Junior National Champion 2007, 2006

John Gordon – Olympian 2002, 1998

Gerry Geurts – President of CurlingZone

Randy Cummings – Club Nationals champion 2010

Highlights of the Spiel:

  • FRIDAY NIGHT WELCOME PARTY with drinks and food provided by CorTrust Bank
  • BANQUET & LIVE AUCTION Saturday Night