WINNIPEG - In two days, she’s gone from Vegreville Val to a sensation sweeping the nation.
Valerie Sweeting and her Edmonton Saville Centre team showed up on national television Monday night and beat the pants off four-time Scotties champion Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg.
“It’s just exciting to have everybody back home watching us,” said Sweeting who went to bed here last night as the only remaining undefeated team in the women’s draw of the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Olympic Trials.
She apparently didn’t even really know how TV worked.
On a fourth-end measurement, the TV cameras caught Sweeting crossing her fingers in front of a face laced with expression.
“I knew the cameras were on me but I didn’t think they’d switch it and show everybody in the world,” said the 26-year-old.
The measurement provided her with two points to turn what was a 3-0 game into a 3-3 game.
Three ends later if she was crossing her fingers again, nobody recorded it.