Rumfeldt on the road to Olympic glory
- Updated: August 27, 2013
Twenty-two proved to be the magic number for Rob Rumfeldt of Guelph, Ont., at the conclusion of the past curling season. It represents his team’s position in the Canadian Team Ranking System standings, with the accompanying points that locked up the final opening in the 2013 Capital One Road to the Roar, presented by Monsanto, Nov. 5-10 in Kitchener.
The points secured through appearances in World Curling Tour Grand Slam events during the 2012-13 competitive campaign was the critical factor for Rumfeldt in making the cut for the Road to the Roar. The Pre-Trials event will decide the final four teams, two of each gender, to move on to the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto, Dec. 1-8 in Winnipeg.
The Roar of the Rings, the Canadian Curling Trials, will conclude with the crowning of the two teams that will represent Canada in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
A longtime second, Rumfeldt has competed in eight provincial championships, with his greatest success coming in 1996 as part of the Bob Ingram team that represented Ontario at the Kamloops Brier. After moving to the skip position, he topped the money list on the Ontario Curling Tour for the 2011-12 season.
Rumfeldt will be one of 24 teams competing in the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, along with teammates Adam Spencer, Scott Howard and Scott Hodgson.
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