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Pat Simmons
, Curling Canada

Two-time Brier champion Pat Simmons is retiring to skip a new team from Manitoba next season.

The 46-year-old will take over the jumping duties for the team that previously did was directed by Tanner Horgan. It consists of the third Colton Lott, the second Kyle Doering and leads Tanner Lott and Emerson Klimpke.

ANNOUNCEMENT: We are very happy to have 2X Brier Champion Pat Simmons on board as a jump for our pre-trials run to welcome. Full details can be found here: https://t.co/C9LeiOfSXv

« It was definitely a surprise when Kyle [Doering] reached out to me and came up with the idea of ​​returning to the competitive game and his team to the Skip the pre-Olympic trials in October, « Simmons said in a team press release. « With your team in the same unique position as they were four years ago and I am familiar with Colton and Kyle, I thought it would be a great opportunity to try again. »

Lott, who is with partner Kadriana Sahaidak won the silver medal at the recent Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, said they were looking for someone to help them prepare for the fall Olympic Pre-Trials event.

« Da Tanner Horgan ours Has left the team and there is not much time left to prepare for the pre-Olympic trials, we decided to look for an experienced jump that will be used to the pressure for the months to come, « said Lott. « When Kyle suggested asking our previous Skip Pat to return, I was very excited about the opportunity to curl up with a player his stature. »

Simmons is from Moose Jaw, Sask., And won in 2014 and 2015 in a row Canadian Championships. He won bronze at the 2015 Men’s Curling World Cup.

Ref: https://www.tsn.ca

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