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Medford captures boys' state HS curling title


For the first time in the new curling center, Wausau West lost in a tiebreaker.

The Warriors were tied with two other teams in the semifinals. A draw took place where each team threw a rock down the sheet and West lost by 11 inches.

The boys' state title match was decided between Medford and Portage. Coming down to a crucial last stone in the seventh end, Medford's Camren Armbrust delivers a throw that knocks another medford stone to the middle of the house.

A measurement would be made to determine which team took the points. By mere inches, Armbrust's throw would break a 7-7 tie, putting Medford up 9-7.

After holding on in the eighth end to win, Armbrust and his teammates: Jake Lueck, Eric Fliesh, and Sam Daniels are Wisconsin state champions.

Armbrust was nearly speechless after the game.

"It was such an emotional weekend and it came right down to the wire," Armbrust said.

"We barely made it out of our pool. We really performed when we needed to though. It was a good weekend for us."

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