United States Women's Curling Championship

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United States Women's Curling Championship
Established 1977
2014 host city Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2014 arena IceWorks Skating Complex
2014 champion Wisconsin Nina Spatola
Current edition
2014 United States Women's Curling Championship

The United States Women's Curling Championship is the annual women's national curling championship for the United States. It acts as a qualifier for the World Women's Curling Championships. Ten teams play in each championship, with the two top-ranked teams in the nation (according to the Order of Merit) qualifying automatically. The remaining teams qualify to play by going through a challenge round to determine which teams advance to the nationals.[1]

On years preceding the Winter Olympics, the national championship also serves as an Olympic curling trial to determine the team that will represent the United States at the Winter Olympics.

Past champions[edit]

Year Site Winning Club Skip Third Second Lead Finish at Worlds1
1977 Wilmette, IL New York Hastings, NY Margaret Smith Cynthia Smith Jackie Grant Eve Switzer
1978 Duluth, MN Wisconsin Wausau, WI Sandy Robarge Elaine Collins Jo Shannon Virginia Morrison
1979 Winchester, MA Washington (state) Seattle, WA Nancy Langley Dolores Wallace Leslie Frosch Nancy Wallace 5th
1980 Seattle, WA Washington (state) Seattle, WA Sharon Kozai Joan Fish Betty Kozai Aija Edwards 5th
1981 Kettle Moraine, WI Washington (state) Seattle, WA Nancy Langley Carol Dahl Leslie Frosch Nancy Wallace 8th
1982 Bowling Green, OH Illinois Oak Park, IL Ruth Schwenker Stephanie Flynn Donna Purkey Kathleen Wilson 8th
1983 Grafton, ND Washington (state) Seattle, WA Nancy Langley Dolores Campbell Nancy Wallace Leslie Frosch 6th
1984 Wauwatosa, WI Minnesota Duluth, MN Amy Hatten Terry Leksell Karen Leksell Kelly Sieger 9th
1985 Hershey, PA Alaska Fairbanks, AK Bev Birklid Peggy Martin Jerry Evans Katrina Sharp 9th
1986 Chicago, IL Minnesota St. Paul, MN Gerri Tilden Linda Barneson Barb Polski Barb Gutzmer 7th
1987 St. Paul, MN Washington (state) Seattle, WA Sharon Good Joan Fish Beth Bronger-Jones Aija Edwards 5th
1988 Darien, CT Washington (state) Seattle, WA Nancy Langley Nancy Pearson Leslie Frosch Mary Hobson 7th
1989 Detroit, MI North Dakota Rolla, ND Jan Lagasse Janie Kakela Cooky Bertsch Eileen Mickelson 9th
1990 Superior, WI Colorado Denver, CO Bev Behnke Dawna Bennett Susan Anscheutz Pam Finch 8th
1991 Utica, NY Texas Houston, TX Maymar Gemmell Judy Johnston Janet Hunter Brenda Jancic 9th
1992 Grafton, ND Wisconsin Madison, WI Lisa Schoeneberg Amy Wright Lori Mountford Jill Jones Silver
1993 St. Paul, MN Colorado Denver, CO Bev Behnke Dawna Bennett Susan Anscheutz Pam Finch 8th
1994 Duluth, MN Colorado Denver, CO Bev Behnke Dawna Bennett Susan Anscheutz Pam Finch 6th
1995 Appleton, WI Wisconsin Madison, WI Lisa Schoeneberg Erika Brown Lori Mountford Marcia Tillisch, Allison Darragh 5th
1996 Bemidji, MN Wisconsin Madison, WI Lisa Schoeneberg Erika Brown Lori Mountford Allison Darragh, Debbie McCormick Silver
1997 Seattle, WA Wisconsin Arlington, WI Patti Lank Analissa Johnson Joni Cotten Tracy Sachtjen 6th
1998 Bismarck, ND Illinois Wilmette, IL Kari Erickson Lori Kreklau Stacey Liapis Ann Swisshelm, Risa O’Connell 8th
1999 Duluth, MN Wisconsin Madison, WI Patti Lank Erika Brown Allison Darragh Tracy Sachtjen Silver
2000 Ogden, UT Nebraska Ak-sar-ben Amy Wright Amy Becher Joni Cotten Natalie Simonson, Corina Marquardt 6th
2001 Madison, WI Illinois Highland Park, IL Kari Erickson Debbie McCormick Stacey Liapis Ann Swisshelm 5th
2002 Eveleth, MN Wisconsin Madison, WI Patti Lank Erika Brown Allison Pottinger Natalie Nicholson, Nicole Joraanstad 7th
2003 Utica, NY Illinois Chicago, IL Debbie McCormick Allison Pottinger Ann Swisshelm Silver Tracy Sachtjen Gold
2004 Grand Forks, ND Wisconsin Madison, WI Patti Lank Erika Brown Nicole Joraanstad Natalie Nicholson 4th
2005 Madison, WI Minnesota Bemidji, MN Cassie Johnson Jamie Johnson Jessica Schultz Maureen Brunt Silver
2006 Bemidji, MN Wisconsin Madison, WI Debbie McCormick Allison Pottinger Nicole Joraanstad Natalie Nicholson Silver
2007 Utica, NY Wisconsin Madison, WI Debbie McCormick Allison Pottinger Nicole Joraanstad Natalie Nicholson 4th
2008 Hibbing, MN Wisconsin Madison, WI Debbie McCormick Allison Pottinger Nicole Joraanstad Natalie Nicholson 7th
2009 Broomfield, CO Wisconsin Madison, WI Debbie McCormick Allison Pottinger Nicole Joraanstad Natalie Nicholson 9th
2010 Kalamazoo, MI Wisconsin Madison, WI Erika Brown Nina Spatola Ann Swisshelm Laura Hallisey 5th
2011 Fargo, ND New York Lewiston, NY Patti Lank Caitlin Maroldo Jessica Schultz Mackenzie Lank 7th
2012 Philadelphia, PA Minnesota St. Paul, MN Allison Pottinger Nicole Joraanstad Natalie Nicholson Tabitha Peterson 5th
2013 Green Bay, WI Wisconsin Madison, WI Erika Brown Debbie McCormick Jessica Schultz Ann Swisshelm 4th
2014 Philadelphia, PA Wisconsin Madison, WI Nina Spatola Becca Hamilton Tara Peterson Sophie Brorson 6th
2015 Kalamazoo, MI
2016 Jacksonville, FL
Notes
  1. ^ This column shows the results of the team representing the United States at the World Curling Championships. Based on the rules implemented by the United States Curling Association for the 2013–14 season, the United States team at the World Curling Championships is not necessarily the team that won the national championship.

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