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Photos and video: Rockin' the weekend at the Hoops Bonspiel in Duluth

A group of 104 curlers on 26 teams from across the region is competing at the Duluth Curling Club for the Hoops Brewing International Open Bonspiel. The action began on Friday, Feb. 11, and will wrap up on Sunday, Feb. 13. For more on the Hoops Brewing International Bonspiel, visit duluthcurlingclub.org.

curler throws a rock during competition
Jon Harstad, third from right, of Duluth, replaces a rock during a throw as part of Team Benson in the Hoops Brewing International Open Bonspiel at the Duluth Curling Club on Saturday.
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curlers sweeping during competition
Steve Payette, second from right, of Duluth, sweeps in front of a red rock in motion as part of Team Cameron in the Hoops Brewing International Open Bonspiel at the Duluth Curling Club on Saturday.
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cutouts of Team USA curling members
Cutouts of 2022 United States Olympians, from left, John Landsteiner, Matt Hamilton, Chris Plys and John Shuster rest on a scoreboard at the Duluth Curling Club as seen Saturday during the the Hoops Brewing International Open Bonspiel.
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curlers watch as a rock comes to rest
2006 United States Olympic alternate Courtney Benson, center, of Duluth, and Jack Payette, left, of Duluth, watch as a curling rock comes to rest during the Hoops Brewing International Open Bonspiel at the Duluth Curling Club on Saturday.
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spectators watch curling through windows on the second level
Spectators watch through windows on the second level of the Duluth Curling Club during the Hoops Brewing International Open Bonspiel on Saturday.
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curlers competing
Participants in the Hoops Brewing International Open Bonspiel competed in afternoon matches at the Duluth Curling Club on Saturday.
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Dan Williamson joined the Duluth News Tribune in June 2021 where he's involved in digital content such as video, photos and podcasts. Previously, he worked in television broadcasting as a Sports Director/Anchor at WDIO-TV in Duluth, Sports Director/Anchor in Bismarck, N.D., News and Sports Anchor at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, and Reporter/Photographer/Editor with the syndicated show "Life to the Max" in Eden Prairie. He was also the Development Director for the Duluth Salvation Army. Williamson grew up in Alexandria, graduated from St. Cloud State University and has lived in Duluth since 2012.
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