2012 World Junior Curling Championships Sportsmanship Awardees

Sander Rolvag & Jocelyn Peterman photo: WCF/Richard Gray
Chief Umpire Dianne Barker presents award to Jocelyn Peterman Photo: WCF/Richard Gray
Deputy Chief Umpire Mats Olofsson presents award to Sander Rolvag Photo: WCF/ Richard Gray

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.

For past winners of the World Junior Sportsmanship www.worldcurling.org/wjcc-sportsmanship-award

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