Courtney George

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Courtney George
Curler
Born (1986-06-24) June 24, 1986 (age 28)
Duluth, Minnesota
Team
Curling club St. Paul CC, St. Paul
Skip Courtney George
Third Aileen Sormunen
Second Amanda McLean
Lead Monica Walker
Olympic
appearances
1 (2006)

Courtney George (born June 24, 1986) is an American curler from Duluth, Minnesota.[1]

Career[edit]

George began curling in 1998. She won two medals at the World Junior Curling Championships as alternate for Cassandra Johnson, gold in 2002 and silver in 2003. She was also a national junior champion in 2004 and 2007.

George participated in the 2005 United States Olympic Curling Trials, playing as third under skip Aileen Sormunen, and qualified for the playoffs in fourth place, but lost their page playoffs game against Patti Lank. George was asked to serve as the alternate for the United States women's team skipped by Cassandra Johnson. Throughout the competition when it was clear the United States would not win their matches Courtney George was regularly brought in to play an end which alternates typically do not get to do at major competitions.

George played as the vice-skip on the team skipped by Amy Wright. With her current team they finished third at the 2010 United States Olympic Curling Trials.

George played as third for Sormunen at the 2011 and 2012 United States Women's Curling Championships, finishing sixth and fourth, respectively. George and Sormunen switched positions the next year, and finished second at the 2013 United States Women's Curling Championship. George and her team were selected to participate at the 2014 United States Olympic Curling Trials by the national High Performance Program committee.[2]

Personal life[edit]

George has a degree in the psychology of behavioral science from the University of St. Thomas. She is currently a personal care assistant, and is finishing a master's degree in occupational therapy.

George's brother Tyler is also a curler,[3] and is a former national champion.

Teams[edit]

Season Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Events
2001–02 Cassandra Johnson Jamie Johnson Katherine Beck Maureen Brunt Courtney George 2002 WJCC
2002–03 Cassandra Johnson Katherine Beck Rebecca Dobie Maureen Brunt Courtney George 2003 WJCC
2005–06 Aileen Sormunen Courtney George Amanda Jensen Amanda McLean 2005 USOCT
Cassie Johnson Jamie Johnson Jessica Schultz Maureen Brunt Courtney George 2006 OG
2008–09 Amy Wright Courtney George Jordan Moulton Patti Luke Amanda McLean 2009 USOCT
2009–10 Amy Wright Courtney George Jordan Moulton Patti Luke Amanda McLean 2010 USNCC
2010–11 Aileen Sormunen Courtney George Amanda McLean Miranda Solem 2011 USNCC
2011–12 Aileen Sormunen Courtney George Amanda McLean Miranda Solem 2012 USNCC
2012–13 Courtney George Aileen Sormunen Amanda McLean Julie Lilla Amy Wright 2013 USNCC
2013–14 Courtney George Aileen Sormunen Amanda McLean Monica Walker

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