The high temperatures and humidity did little to dampen the excitement felt at the sports complex this evening as Team USA prepared to march in the opening ceremonies. Decked out in patriotic red and white polo's with navy slacks, the team enthusiastically waved American flags as they entered the venue.
Joining in the opening ceremonies were the international group of referees including America's own Mary Knudsen (Texas) and Harold Johnson (New York).
Tomorrow begins the competition and Team USA is ready for action. Pairs players Hanson, Williams and Lobmeyer, will face Slovakia at 11:30am and Canada at 2:40pm. Team players Hawker, Olivarez, Jay and Mason will take on Ireland at 10am and Australia at 4:15pm. Wish us well and stay tuned for the report at the end of the day.