Ryan Fry ready to strike curling gold with best buds

Skip Brad Jacobs, third Ryan Fry, second E.J. Harnden, and lead Ryan Harnden (from left) pose after...

Skip Brad Jacobs, third Ryan Fry, second E.J. Harnden, and lead Ryan Harnden (from left) pose after winning the men's final at the Canadian Olympic curling trials in Winnipeg on Sun., Dec. 8, 2013. (Kevin King/QMI Agency)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:03 AM ET

WINNIPEG - He leaves for Europe next week, down four wisdom teeth but up for the experience of a lifetime.

I caught up to Winnipeg's Ryan Fry, Friday, and he was in full whirlwind mode as he and his teammates on the Brad Jacobs curling squad, also known as Team Canada, prepared for a trip to Sochi.

"It's just flying by now," Fry, on the phone from the back of a taxi cab in Toronto, said. "It's exciting. Once we get into Switzerland it'll start kicking in for us."

After a week of functions in Toronto, Fry and Co. were headed back to their home base in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., but only until the 30th, when they take off for Geneva and five days of acclimatization and practice.

Before Toronto it was Las Vegas, and the Continental Cup. Before that, the Skins game and an Olympic sendoff in Banff, complete with the rest of his new Canadian teammates.


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