Aaron and Amanda Sluchinski tied for fifth at the 2024 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship.

The duo made it out of round-robin play with a record of 4 and 3 and was able to win one round of playoffs.

"Anytime you can make the playoffs in a field this is big and this deep, it's pretty good," stated Aaron. 

The Airdrie couple made it to the quarterfinals out of 32 teams, losing to one of the top teams in Canada: Kirk Muyres and Laura Walker.

"They are one of the top teams in the world and to make them throw their last rock was a success. We played pretty well, just could not get the win."

According to Aaron, this was Amanda's first national championship and he is very proud of how she played.

"I think she enjoyed every minute of it. We spent a lot of time hanging out and getting to know other teams. We put lots of good games together."

With the success they found at the championship, Aaron does hope they can return next year. The couple also has their eyes set on trying to make the Olympic trials.

This championship topped off a successful curling season for Aaron; he participated in one other major Canada-wide event, the 2024 Montana's Brier. He and his men's team finished the tournament with a 4-4 record just missing the playoffs.

This season, Team Sluchsinki was a top-ranked team in the world participating in multiple Grand Slam Curling events and also the 2023 PointsBet Invitational.

"We got lots of T.V. and media exposure so it was good all around. Hopefully, we can build on it next season."

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