(February 18, 2013) Congratulations to the rink from Portage, Wisconsin, the winners of the 65th National Bonspiel. The members of the team were Stacie Heberlein, skip, Sydney Schmus, vice, Sue Weyh, second, and Kayla Johnson, lead. For draw results, go to the National Bonspiel 2013 page.
Pictured left to right: Bridget Matzke, USWCA President (2013) presents the trophy to Lead Kayla Johnson, Second Sue Weyh, Vice Sydney Schmus, Skip Stacie Heberlein
The 65th Annual USWCA National Bonspiel was held Feb. 13 - 17, 2013 at the Portage Curling Club in Portage, Wisconsin. Festivities kicked off on Feb. 13 with the Kit Party for the 32 participating teams from throughout the four regions of the USWCA.
The 10-end curling competition began at 7:30 AM on Feb. 14 and concluded with the eight remaining teams piped on the ice at 1 PM on Feb. 17. The banquet and annual meeting of the USWCA was held Thursday evening, and a house party at the home of Michele Kornaus, National Bonspiel on-site chairwoman, who treated participants to an "old-fashioned" Wisconsin BBQ and refreshments was held on Friday evening.