March 11, 2012
Jocelyn Peterman skip of the Canadian junior women’s team and Sander Rølvåg lead on the Norwegian junior men’s team have won the 2012 World Curling Federation World Junior Sportsmanship Awards.
Peterman and Rølvåg were selected for the award by fellow players at this year’s World Junior Curling Championships in Östersund, Sweden.
All participants at the World Juniors were invited to nominate a fellow competitor who, in their view, best exemplified the traditional values of skill, honesty, fair play, sportsmanship and friendship during the event.
Jocelyn Peterman from Red Deer, Alberta, is 18 years old and first started curling when she was five. She is currently studying physical education at Alberta’s Sport Development Centre. This is her first World Junior Curling Championship appearance. Her team finished in sixth position overall.
21 year old Sander Rølvåg, from Oslo, has been curling for 10 years. He skipped Norway to bronze at the European Youth Olympic Festival in 2009, and was lead on the team that won bronze at the world juniors in Perth, Scotland last year. His team finished fourth at this year’s world championships.
While studying to work in TV production, Sander has put his studies on hold this year to concentrate on curling. Sander is a regular commentator for the World Curling Federation’s webstreaming and TV productions.
The awards were presented during the closing ceremony at the event by Chief Umpire Dianne Barker and Deputy Chief Umpire Mats Olofsson.
For past winners of the World Junior Sportsmanship www.worldcurling.org/wjcc-sportsmanship-award
Video highlights are available along with news, results and image galleries on the event website: www.wjcc2012.curlingevents.com