Mixed doubles curling world champions thrilled to bring home the hardware to Duluth

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Cory Thiesse and Korey Dropkin are finally catching their breath after winning gold at the World Mixed Doubles competition. That was at the end of April in Korea.

They stopped by WDIO on Tuesday with their gold medals.

Thiesse said, “It’s been a long time since the U.S. took home gold from worlds. So we are just so proud of the week, and to bring it home for the United States.”

Friends welcomed them home during a surprise party on the 30th.

Dropkin added, “I think everyone’s just really excited, you know, especially the community around us that’s been part of us growing into the sport and becoming the curlers we are. You know, for us, it’s like very validating for all the hard work that we’ve put forth into the sport, like the blood, sweat and tears and the, you know, the commitment. “

Both curl out of Duluth. And both curl competitively on men’s and women’s teams.

They’ll enjoy a break during the off season. And then get right back to it in August.

The goal is to head to the Olympics in 2026.