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Get to Know a Board Member: Michael Brich

Brich MichaelThroughout our newsletters we want to introduce you to our club’s board members so you recognize them at ACC events. In this newsletter, we want to introduce you to Michael Brich!

How long have you been curling?
This is my fourth year curling and my second year at Aksarben. I learned to curl at the St. Paul Curling Club in Minnesota and spent two seasons there.

How did you first get involved with the Aksarben Curling Club?
When I moved back to Omaha from the Twin Cities I was very eager to continue curling and grow the sport in Nebraska. Seeing the curling community in the Twin Cities first hand made me want to try and get the Omaha curling community to compare to what is a very popular sport in Minnesota. Immediately when I moved back, I reached out to the club and volunteered to help with Learn to Curls and any other things the club needed help with.

What is your favorite curling moment?
I have a few moments that stick out to me. When I was in Minnesota, I got to have some practices with Margie Smith, who has won the Women's Senior National Championship 5 times and won Silver at the 2019 Women's World Senior Championship. Also, at the 2019 St. Paul Men's International - my team got to play against Team Maerki, who is playing in the 2020 National Championships. Dominic Maerki, the skip, has an Olympic Bronze to his name for his work with the Swiss team at the 2018 Olympics. Obviously, my team lost that battle but we didn't give up more than 2 in any end so that it was a moral victory!

What do you like most about the Aksarben Curling Club?
I like how the club continues to grow throughout the entire year each year. Everyone is always inviting and very helpful with all of the work around the club and on the ice. I like how everyone seems to always invite more and more friends to different events and leagues every year. It seems every new league session, there is always a new team out there having fun and enjoying curling!

Other interesting facts you'd like to share?
I am getting married this summer to my fiancé, Erin! She doesn't curl (yet) but you can sometimes find her cheering on the Sweeping Swine on Sunday and Tuesday nights. I am a big fan of board games and I'm always looking for new people to play with - some of my favorite games right now are Wingspan, Crokinole, Root and Dominion. During the summer months, I also play Ultimate Frisbee and am in a golf league.

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