Photos: Curlers compete in team trials for Sochi Olympics

Preparing the ice
Ice tech team member Matt Proehl warms up a sheet of ice in preparation for brief practice sessions before afternoon play during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Curling at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D., on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
Ann Arbor Miller/ For MPR News

Nine teams of curlers are in Fargo, N.D., this week competing for spots on the 2014 Winter Olympic team. Three women's teams and four men's teams are representing Minnesota in the competition. One returning group took a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics, the first and only U.S. Olympic curling medal.

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