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Nicholson, Natalie

PositionSecond
Teammates

Allison Pottinger

Nicole Joraanstad

Tabitha Peterson

DeliversRight-handed
BornMarch 10, 1976, in Bemidji, Minn.
HometownBemidji, Minn.
OccupationNurse practitioner

 

Family: Married to John; two daughters

Year started curling: 1993

Education: Bachelor's degree in nursing, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.; master's of science, nurse practitioner

CURLING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Olympic Winter Games: 2010 (10th)
  • Women’s World Championship: 2012 (5th), 2009 (9th), 2008 (7th), 2007 (4th), 2006 (silver), 2004 (4th), 2002 (7th),  2000 (6th)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2013 (bronze), 2012 (champion), 2011 (silver), 2009 (champion), 2008 (champion), 2007 (champion), 2006 (champion), 2005 (3rd), 2004 (champion), 2003 (runner-up), 2002 (champion), 2001 (semifinalist), 2000 (champion), 1999 (runner-up)
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Curling: 2014, 2010 (champion), 2006 (3rd), 2002 (6th), 1998 (6th)
  • USA Curling Female Athlete of the Year: 2009
  • USA Curling Team of the Year: 2004, 1997
  • Shorty Jenkins Classic: 2003 (champion)
  • Soo Curlers Cashspiel: 2004 (champion)
  • Southwestern Ontario Charity Cashspiel: 2005 (champion)
  • Continental Cup: 2013 (champion), 2007 (champion), 2006 (runner-up), 2004 (champion), 2002 (champion)
  • World Curling Tour Players' Championship: 2006 (quarterfinalist)
  • Junior Nationals: 1997 (champion), '95 (champion); 1994 (4th)
  • Junior Worlds: 1997 (semifinalist); 1995 (6th)
  • Wisconsin State Women's Champion: 2004
  • 1999-2000 – Thunder Bay Grand Prix, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (finalist); Welton Beauchamp Classic, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (semifinalist); Nebraska State Women's Champion; finished 13th in JVC Women's Curling Tour standings (highest ranked U.S. women's team).
  • 1998-99 – Thunder Bay Grand Prix, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (quarterfinalist); Wisconsin State Women's Champion.

 

About Natalie Nicholson:

Curls out of: Bemidji Curling Club, Bemidji, Minn.

What I've learned through curling: "I feel that curling has taught me a lot about myself. I find that my curling experiences are applicable to other areas in my life. The teamwork, team dynamics, dedication, discipline, hard work, and most importantly, good communication skills, are essential in the other things I am involved with outside of curling.”

 

 

Photo by Michael Burns Jr.

 
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