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Sep 6, 2018

Don Bartlett's greatest skill might be assessing talent.  He recognized early on that Pat Ryan and later, Kevin Martin, were going to be the best skips in Alberta.  Don had a short run with Pat and eventually joined Kevin in 1990, starting a run that would last 16 seasons and include 7 Briers, two Worlds and two Olympic Games.  In Part 1, we cover Don's early development and the success and disappointments of the 1990's.  We dig into corn broom controversies, Randy Ferbey's brief stint on Team Martin and Don shares his viewing perspective on the famous Hackner Double as fifth man for Alberta at the 1985 Brier.