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Wisconsin mixed doubles curling siblings splits first two Olympic matches

Hamilton beat OAR, loses to Canada
Posted: 9:18 AM, Feb 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-08 18:51:58Z

A pair of Wisconsin curling siblings split its first two matches at the 2018 Winter Games. 

Matt and Becca Hamilton of McFarland are competing in mixed doubles curling, a new event at these Games.  

The pair won its first match against OAR 9-3 in seven ends. 

But in the second game, the team lost to Canada 6-4 in round robin play. 

SPECIAL SECTION: Winter Olympics 2018
PHOTOS: Wisconsin Winter Olympic Athletes

The Hamiltons are still in contention for medals. 

The family has built a strong social media following, with Twitter users tweeting hashtag #HamFam during past qualifying events. 

This is the first time co-ed curling is an Olympic sport.