Higgs hoping for home province momentum
- Updated: September 5, 2013
The first event on this year’s Season of Champions schedule – the 2013 Capital One Road to the Roar, presented by Monsanto – is the last chance to qualify for the Canadian Curling Trials, with a trip to the 2014 Olympic Games on the line for the men’s and women’s champions.
At the outset of the new season, Ontario holds a hot hand going into the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto, Dec. 1-8 in Winnipeg’s MTS Centre. Glenn Howard, John Epping, Sherry Middaugh and Rachel Homan have already booked their tickets to the Trials.
And ten of the 24 teams competing in the Road to the Roar Pre-Trials, Nov. 5-10 in the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, also have Ontario roots. Two teams of each gender will take the final four berths in the quest for Olympic glory in Winnipeg.
Jake Higgs of Harriston, Ont. is one of the contenders determined to join the Ontario contingent in Winnipeg. A twenty-first place finish in the 2012-13 Canadian Team Ranking System put Higgs, and teammates Brent Ross, Codey Maus and Bill Buchanan, in the mix for the Pre-Trials showdown in Kitchener.
Higgs has represented Ontario twice in the Canadian mixed curling championship, but it’s his first shot on the road to the Olympic Games.
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