Casey Scheidegger

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Casey Scheidegger
Born (1988-01-31) January 31, 1988 (age 31)
Team
Curling clubLethbridge CC,
Lethbridge, AB
SkipCasey Scheidegger
ThirdCary-Anne McTaggart
SecondJessie Haughian
LeadKristie Moore
AlternateSusan O'Connor
Career
Hearts appearances2 (2018, 2019)
Top CTRS ranking5th (2016-17)
Grand Slam victories1 (2017 Meridian Canadian Open)

Casey Scheidegger (born January 31, 1988, in Red Deer, Alberta) is a Canadian curler from Lethbridge, Alberta. She is a former provincial junior champion and is currently a skip on the World Curling Tour.

Junior career[edit]

Scheidegger's junior career involved winning the 2009 Alberta Junior Curling championships with teammates Kalynn Park, younger sister Jessie Haughian, and Jayme Coutts. The rink represented Alberta at the 2009 Canadian Junior Curling Championships where they finished the round robin in 2nd place with a 9-3 record. However, they ended up losing the semi-final to Manitoba's Kaitlyn Lawes.

Women's career[edit]

Scheidegger has been playing in World Curling Tour events since the 2004-05 season. She has played in 16 Grand Slam events, including the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 editions of the Autumn Gold Curling Classic, which is no longer a Grand Slam event.

Scheidegger qualified for her first women's provincial championship in 2011 where she won two games before being eliminated after five matches. Sheidegger qualified for her second provincials in 2012 where she had the same result. She qualified once again in 2013 where she would again win her first two games, and then lose three straight. At the 2014 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts, she improved upon her usual result, by winning three games before being knocked out of competition in the triple knock-out event. At the 2015 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts, she finally led her team to the playoffs, before she lost to Chelsea Carey. She was not as lucky at the 2016 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts where she was knocked out in the playoff qualifying game.

Scheidegger won her first grand slam event at the 2017 Meridian Canadian Open, which was also the first major slam she played in. Later that month, at the 2017 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts, she made it all the way to the semifinal, where she lost to Chelsea Carey.

Scheidegger and team played in the 2017 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, finishing the event with a 3-5 record. Later that season, at the 2018 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Scheidegger would win the B event in the triple knockout, putting her in the A vs B page playoff against Chelsea Carey. She would win that game and play Shannon Kleibrink in the final. In an extra end, she would steal the win, and the right to represent Alberta at the Scotties. At the national Scotties, Scheidegger would have a strong week, starting the tournament with a 7-1 record, but her team would take 3 key losses to finish the combined round robin at 7-4, just out of the playoffs.

Scheidegger was less successful at the 2019 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts, failing to even qualify for the playoffs. However, strong play that season qualified her rink for a second chance in the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts wild card game, where they beat Team Kerri Einarson, qualifying the team for the main event. At the Scotties, Scheidegger led her team to a 7-4 record, for a fifth place finish, just outside the playoffs.

Year-by-year statistics[edit]

Year Team Position Event Finish Record Pct.*
2009 Scheidegger Skip Alberta Juniors 1st - -
2009 Alberta (Scheidegger) Skip Canadian Juniors 3rd 9-3 81
2011 Scheidegger Skip Alberta STOH DNQ 2-3 -
2012 Scheidegger Skip Alberta STOH DNQ 2-3 -
2013 Scheidegger Skip Alberta STOH DNQ 2-3 -
2014 Scheidegger Skip Alberta STOH DNQ 3-3 -
2015 Scheidegger Skip Alberta STOH 4th 5-3 -
2016 Scheidegger Skip Alberta STOH DNQ 3-3 -
2017 Scheidegger Skip Alberta STOH 3rd 5-3 -
2017 Scheidegger Skip COCT 6th 3-5 80
2018 Scheidegger Skip Alberta STOH 1st 6-1 -
2018 Alberta (Scheidegger) Skip STOH 5th 7-4 81
2018 Scheidegger Skip Canada Cup 4th 4-3 76
2019 Scheidegger Skip Alberta STOH DNQ 3-3 -
2019 Wild Card (Scheidegger) Skip STOH 5th 7-4 75

* Round robin only

Grand Slam record[edit]

Scheidegger won her first ever Grand Slam event (excluding defunct events, which are not counted by media reports) when she won the 2017 Meridian Canadian Open.

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 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19
Elite 10 N/A N/A QF
Masters DNP QF SF
Tour Challenge DNP Q Q
The National DNP F Q
Canadian Open C Q QF
Players' QF DNP
Champions Cup Q DNP

Former events[edit]

Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Autumn Gold Q Q Q DNP Q Q

Personal life[edit]

Scheidegger is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge. She works as a teacher with Palliser Regional Schools. She is married to Duncan Koning and they have one child.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2017 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials Media Guide