Minnesota's own Ben Kristensen, a member of USA-1 is currently playing in Istanbul in the 2014 World Youth Championships. Ben's team has qualified and earned the right to play a talented China team in the quarter finals of their knockout.
In the above photo, left to right, is non-playing captain Barry Goren, Oren Kriegel, Ben, Cole Spencer, Kevin Rosenberg, Chris Huber and Nolan Chang.
Partnerships are: Kriegel-Huber; Kristensen-Rosenberg; Spencer-Chang.
Everyone in Minnesota - and the US - is rooting for Ben & Company!
And our thanks to Ben's dad, Curt, for the photos and updates!