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The Rutabaga Show

Episode: 30

Its that time of year- rutabaga curling season! Meet Steve Sierigk, the founder of the International Rutabaga Curling World Championship. Now in its sixteenth year, this competition has grown in size and silliness. Steve gives us the background on how this legendary event in Ithaca, NY came to be. Megan and Tricia both take a shot at rutabaga curling in the house (not recommended). Check it out for yourself at www.rutabagacurl.com. Thanks to our sponsor, Hearst Ranch.

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