First-year kinesiology student, Michael Hom.

Kinesiology student, Hom, brings home gold

Michael Hom, a first-year kinesiology student from Regina, SK competed at the 2022 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in Nova Scotia that featured over 42 teams from across the country.

By Alyssa Wiebe | Kinesiology Communications

As a part of Team Drewitz, Hom was the team third and helped his team to a 8-1 record while capturing the gold medal in a close score of 5-4 against Nova Scotia.

“The last game was one of the most challenging games I had ever played. We were playing Nova Scotia 2 in the final and we already had a win against them in the pool round robin. We knew it was going to be a tough game, but we kept our composure and stayed calm throughout the game,” said Hom.

With a close battle throughout the game, it was going to come down to the last shot. The last rock was in the hands of skip, Matthew Drewitz, who made no mistake throwing a perfect weight hit, scoring a single and securing a 5-4 victory and the gold medal.

“When we made the shot, it felt surreal, and it still does. It has always been a dream to win a national title, but I never thought it would be this soon.”

Hom has been curling nine years and loves the friendships he has made along the way. Having the opportunity to travel to different provinces has opened new doors and allowed him to meet new people

Nationals was an opportunity to compete against the best teams in the country, many whom he has never played before. The competition level was elevated and being exposed to competitors with the same ambitions helped set the tone for the weekend.

As a first-year kinesiology student, Hom plans to continue through his studies with the desire to help people with their well-being and encourage people to take care of themselves physically and mentally.

(Credit: Robert Wilson)

Team Drewitz

Skip: Matthew Drewitz

Third: Michael Hom

Second: Carter Parenteau

Lead: Jared Tessier

Coach: Dale Neufeld