Fanshawe members compete in 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Championships
Credit: FANSHAWE ATHLETICS
A number of Fanshawe members represented Team Tippin during the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Curling Championships in Ottawa on Dec 2 to 10. Team Tippin includes Julie Tippin (far left), Chantal Duhaime (left), Rachelle Vink (centre), Tess Bobbie (right) and coach Barry Westman (far right)
According to a Dec. 4 Fanshawe Athletics press release, the Championships ran Dec. 2 to 10 at the Canadian Tire Centre, will determine the four-player team representing Canada in February, at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Fanshawe’s team, dubbed as Team Tippin (to represent team captain, skip and fourth, Julie Tippin), included Fanshawe Falcons alumna Rachelle Vink, Tess Bobbie and Chantal Duhaime as well Fanshawe curling head coach Barry Westman.
Westman has been coaching Fanshawe’s curling team since 2011. He is also the coach for Team Tippin.
According to the release, Duhaime (third) was part of Fanshawe’s curling team from 2010 to 2012 has two Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) bronze medals, one Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) gold medal and an CCAA All-Star award.
Vink (second) and Bobbie (lead) were part of Fanshawe’s 2014- 2015 team, which won OCAA and CCAA gold. Vink was also named a CCAA All-Star.
Sherry Middaugh is an alternate for the team.
Since writing this article, Team Tippin were 1-4, winning against Team Sweeting (7-3) and falling Short to Team Homan (7-8). The team conceded to Team Jones (6- 12), Team McCArville (4-7) and Team Englot (6-9).