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Tag Archives: Mark Ideson

Canada complete comeback win over China

March 13, 2018

Canada might have to start calling their Paralympic wheelchair curling team the “Comeback Kids.”  That might be confusing for their actual kids, and in some cases their grandkids. Regardless of the nickname, the Canadians erased a four-point deficit for the second time this week, this time coming back from 5-1 to beat China, 8-5. “I’m really proud of the team,” said skip Mark Ideson. “We got down early… again. That seems to be a bit of a theme for us, myself in particular with a slow start. But they pick me up and carried me through. “ Indeed, Ideson wasn’t ...

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Canada on the wrong side of the inch vs. Great Britain

Canada didn't have an answer for Great Britain - Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 © WCF / Céline Stucki
March 12, 2018

Elite athletes live for the feeling of being in “the zone” – the sensation where your peak performance is on auto-pilot, every result is perfect, and you can’t miss. For Canada’s wheelchair curlers, it must have felt like they were just a few inches outside of “the zone.” “You know, some days you’re one with the rock. Other days, it’s like your two completely different entities,” said Ina Forrest, who throws third on Canada’s Paralympic team. “We just didn’t have the zen of curling today.” Indeed, something seemed a little off as Canada dropped their second game of the day; ...

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Canadian Paralympians Fight Back to Beat Sweden

Pyeongchang, Korea, 11/3/2018-Canada plays Sweden in Wheelchair curling during the 2018 Paralympic Games in PyeongChang. Photo Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee.
March 11, 2018

It wasn’t the start they wanted, but as the old saying goes, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”   Canada looked pretty shaky in the opening ends of their third game of the 2018 Paralympic Games. The wheelchair curling team just couldn’t get comfortable.   “We just weren’t making our shots,” said Dennis Thiessen (Sanford, Man.), playing in his second Paralympics. “We let it slip with a couple of mistakes. so they got the lead on us early.”   After giving up steals of one and three in the first two ends, the tide suddenly turned for ...

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Wheelchair Curlers Start Paralympics Perfect

March 10, 2018

If you were going to ask Canadian skip Mark Ideson who the favourites in wheelchair curling are at this year’s Paralympic Games, he’d tell you Norway won the world championship, and Russia won the two before that, and that the USA is playing really well lately. He certainly wouldn’t put Canada on the list, even though they’ve won the last three Paralympic gold medals. Based on Ideson’s modest prognosis, you’d expect for a Canada-Norway game to be lopsided. And it was, but not in the way his handicapping would suggest. Instead, Canada beat Norway 10-1 in six ends (they conceded ...

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Paralympic Curlers Strong Out of the Gate

Gangneung Curling Centre. The Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, South Korea, Thursday 8th March 2018. Photo: Joel Marklund for OIS/IOC. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC
March 10, 2018

The Canadian Wheelchair Curling team is treating the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea like a marathon. It won’t be won or lost on day one, and it will take a consistent effort over the 11-game round robin to set them up for a sprint to the finish line. While there is still a lot of curling to be played, they couldn’t be happier with their results out of the gate. In their first game on this Paralympic marathon, Canada defeated Switzerland 8-0, with the Swiss conceding after the sixth end. “We’re pretty happy with that start,” said third ...

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Paralympic Curlers Ready to Compete in Pyeongchang

March 8, 2018

In the three Paralympic Winter Games in which wheelchair curling has been a medal event, Canada has been perfect. Three times — In Torino, Vancouver, and Sochi — the Canadian team stood atop the podium at the end of the week, with gold medals placed around their necks. The quest for No. 4 begins Saturday as the 2018 Winter Paralympics get underway in Pyeongchang, although the team in the Maple Leaf jackets isn’t thinking of it that way. “Obviously, there’s a bit of pressure with a record like that,” said Mark Ideson, skip of this year’s team. “But if you’re ...

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Canadian wheelchair curling team selected for nomination to Canadian Paralympic Committee for 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

December 8, 2017

A veteran-laden lineup has met the criteria for nomination to the Canadian Paralympic Committee to represent this country in wheelchair curling at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

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Canada steals a win to open World Wheelchair Championship

March 3, 2017

Canada stole a point in an extra end to open the 2017 World Wheelchair Curling Championship with a 5-4 win over Scotland in the first game of the round robin on Saturday in Gangneung, South Korea.

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Canadian wheelchair curling team takes aim at world gold

March 2, 2017

Team Canada’s wheelchair curlers won’t be just seeking a world championship, but they’ll also be getting the lay of the land when they play at the 2017 World Wheelchair Curling Championship, beginning on Friday (Eastern time).

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Canadian wheelchair curling team announced for 2017 world championship

January 16, 2017

Canada’s national wheelchair curling team will be aiming not only for a world championship gold medal, but also to get some 2018 Paralympic Winter Games momentum when the 2017 World Wheelchair Curling Championship takes place in March.

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Canada finishes strong at World Wheelchair Championship

February 27, 2016

They may not be coming home with a medal, but a gutsy performance by Jim Armstrong, Ina Forrest, Dennis Thiessen, Mark Ideson, alternate Sonja Gaudet and coach Wayne Kiel to defeat Germany 6-3 on the final day of round robin competition at the 2016 World Wheelchair Championship means that Team Canada secures a spot in next year’s event without having to play through a relegation round.

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Another loss for Team Canada at World Wheelchair Championship

February 25, 2016

The struggles continue for Team Canada at the 2016 World Wheelchair Curling Championship, as they gave up two stolen ends on the way to a 10-2 loss on Thursday afternoon in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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First win for Team Canada at World Wheelchair Championship

February 24, 2016

Team Canada ended a three-game winless streak and stole three ends on the way to a 9-3 defeat of Slovakia at the 2016 World Wheelchair Curling Championship on Wednesday afternoon in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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Team Canada opens Wheelchair Worlds on Sunday

February 19, 2016

A veteran-laden Canadian team will begin its quest for gold on Sunday in Lucerne, Switzerland, when the 2016 World Wheelchair Curling Championship gets underway.

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Wheelchair curling national team set for world championship

December 22, 2015

Canada’s world-No. 1-ranked wheelchair curling program will begin its push to the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games with a familiar lineup, albeit with an eye on the future, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

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