Amy Nixon

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Amy Nixon
Curler
Amy Nixon 2016 STOH.jpg
Born (1977-09-29) September 29, 1977 (age 39)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan[1]
Team
Curling club Calgary CC,[2]
Calgary, AB
Career
Hearts appearances 6 (2004, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017)
World Championship
appearances
2 (2012, 2016)
Grand Slam victories 2 (Autumn Gold, 2008; Casinos of Winnipeg, 2007

Amy Lee Nixon[3] (born September 29, 1977) is a Canadian curler from Calgary.

Curling career[edit]

Nixon began curling competitively at fourteen. Her first notable success was being a Gold Medal winning skip at the Saskatchewan Winter Games in 1994. As a third for Shannon Kleibrink, Nixon shared in several successes, including winning the Canada Cup in 2005 and 2009 and representing Canada and won a bronze medal in Turin for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. Nixon captured her first Scotties Tournament of Hearts title in 2012 as an alternate for the Heather Nedohin team after previous appearances in 2004, 2008, and 2011 with Kleibrink.

At the end of the 2011/2012 curling season, Nixon announced she would leave her longtime teammate and skip Shannon Kleibrink, effective at the end of the 2012 Pomeroy Inn & Suites Prairie Showdown, to form her own team. Nixon's father, Daryl, was the coach of the 2006 Olympic women's curling team.

Personal life[edit]

At the age of four she moved with her family to Regina, Saskatchewan, where she grew up. She moved to Calgary in 1995, where she now resides. Nixon is an alumnus of the University of Calgary with three degrees in kinesiology, women's studies and law. She was admitted to the Alberta bar in November 2006. Nixon is employed as Senior Advisor to the President, Mount Royal University.[4] She is married to Mike Westlund and has one child.[5]

Grand Slam record[edit]

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
Autumn Gold SF F C Q QF F Q
Manitoba Lotteries SF C Q DNP DNP DNP
Colonial Square Ladies Classic N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
The Masters Grand Slam of Curling N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A DNP
Players' Championships Q Q F QF QF DNP

Former events[edit]

Key
C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Wayden Transportation SF QF Q N/A N/A
Sobeys Slam N/A SF Q N/A DNP

Teams[edit]

Season [6] Skip Third Second Lead Events
2004–05 Shannon Kleibrink Amy Nixon Glenys Bakker Christine Keshen
2005–06 Shannon Kleibrink Amy Nixon Glenys Bakker Christine Keshen 2005 COCT, 2006 OG
2008–09 Shannon Kleibrink Amy Nixon Bronwen Webster Chelsey Bell 2009 ASTOH
2009–10 Shannon Kleibrink Amy Nixon Bronwen Webster Chelsey Matson 2010 ASTOH
2010–11 Shannon Kleibrink Amy Nixon Bronwen Webster Chelsey Matson 2011 ASTOH, STOH
2011–12 1 Shannon Kleibrink Amy Nixon Bronwen Webster Chelsey Matson 2012 ASTOH, STOH
2012–13 Amy Nixon Nadine Chyz Whitney Eckstrand Tracy Bush
2013–14 Amy Nixon Nadine Chyz Whitney Eckstrand Heather Rogers
2014–15 Heather Nedohin Amy Nixon Jocelyn Peterman Laine Peters 2015 ASTOH
2015–16 Chelsea Carey Amy Nixon Jocelyn Peterman Laine Peters 2016 ASTOH, STOH, WCC
Notes
  1. ^ Nixon played with Kleibrink as third at the 2012 Alberta Scotties, but played as alternate for Nedohin at the National Scotties.

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