Becca Hamilton

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Rebecca Hamilton
Curler
Becca Hamilton.jpg
Born (1990-07-12) July 12, 1990 (age 28)
Team
Curling club Madison CC,
Madison
Skip Nina Roth
Third Tabitha Peterson
Second Aileen Geving
Lead Becca Hamilton
Alternate Cory Christensen
Career
World Championship
appearances
2 (2015, 2017)
Olympic
appearances
1 (2018)

Rebecca "Becca" Hamilton (born July 12, 1990) is an American curler from McFarland, Wisconsin. She is a two-time national junior champion.

Background[edit]

Hamilton's junior career involved participating in five straight national junior championships from 2008 to 2012. She won the event in both 2008 and 2011. In 2008, Hamilton played third for the Nina Spatola junior team which finished with a 1-6 (8th) record at the 2008 World Junior Curling Championships. In 2011, Hamilton skipped the team of Tara Peterson, Karlie Koenig and Sophie Brorson to a 5-5 (5th) record at the 2011 World Junior Curling Championships.

Hamilton has also played in seven national championships. At the 2010 United States Women's Curling Championship, Hamilton skipped a team of Koenig, Jenna Haag and Grace Gabower to a 7-2 round robin finish, in a four-way tie for first. The team would lose in their first playoff game however against Patti Lank. Hamilton's trip to the 2012 United States Women's Curling Championship would be less successful, however. She skipped a team of Peterson, Koenig and Brorson to a 4-5 record and missed the playoffs. At the 2013 United States Women's Curling Championship, Hamilton led her rink of Molly Bonner, Peterson and Brorson to a 3-6 finish, again missing the playoffs.

In 2013 she joined up with her junior skip, Nina Spatola, throwing third stones for the team. The team won the 2014 United States Women's Curling Championship. The next season, Hamilton was moved to second on the team. The team had less success at the 2015 United States Women's Curling Championship, finishing with a 4-5 record.

In 2015, Hamilton joined the Jamie Sinclair rink as her second. At the 2016 United States Women's Curling Championship, they would finish in fourth place. She would only play with Sinclair for one season before returning to the Spatola (now Roth) rink, throwing lead rocks. The team were runners-up at the 2017 US Championships, but represented the United States at the 2017 World Women's Curling Championship, finishing in 6th place.

Personal life[edit]

Her brother Matt Hamilton also is a curler on the US 2018 team. They competed together in Mixed Doubles at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[1] She is employed as a sales associate with Dick's Sporting Goods Contenders Program.[2] She attended Edgewood College.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jimmy Golen (November 19, 2017). "American curling siblings Matt and Becca Hamilton make Olympics". Denver Post. Retrieved 18 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "2018 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling". www.curling.ca. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Curling - Athlete Profile: Becca HAMILTON - Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 

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