Jamie Sinclair

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Jamie Sinclair
Jamie Sinclair.jpg
Jamie Sinclair playing in the August 2012 Grits 'n' Granite bonspiel at the Charlotte Centre Curling Club at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, North Carolina
Born (1992-02-21) February 21, 1992 (age 26)
Team
Curling clubManotick CC, Manotick and Charlotte Curling Association, Charlotte, North Carolina[2][3]
Four Seasons CC, Blaine, MN[4]
SkipJamie Sinclair
ThirdSarah Anderson
SecondTaylor Anderson
LeadMonica Walker
Career
World Championship
appearances
1 (2018)
Grand Slam victories1 (2018 Players' Championship)

Jamie Ann Sinclair (born February 21, 1992)[1] is an American-Canadian curler from Manotick, Ontario and is the current U.S. National Champion.[5] Her United States Curling Association membership is through the Charlotte Curling Association in Charlotte, North Carolina where she has a number of personal connections.[2][3] She grew up in Manotick, Ontario, a suburb of Ottawa.

Career[edit]

Sinclair won a gold medal at the 2007 Canada Winter Games, playing lead for the Rachel Homan rink. She was a member of the Homan rink that won the 2006 Bantam provincial championship.[6] She won the Bantam provincial championship again in 2009 as a skip.

Sinclair played in her first World Curling Tour (WCT) event, at the 2011 Challenge Casino Lac Leamy. Her rink finished with a 1–2 record in her pool, and did not make the playoffs.

Sinclair and her rink of Holly Donaldson, Chantal Allan and Casandra Raganold won the provincial women's junior championship in 2012, defeating Lauren Horton 9-3.[7] This earned her rink the right to represent Ontario at the 2012 Canadian Junior Curling Championships where they finished with a 7–5 record, just missing the playoffs in 4th place.

Sinclair won her second straight provincial junior title in 2013, with a new front end of Katelyn Wasylkiw and Erin Jenkins with Donaldson still at third. At the 2013 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, her team did make the playoffs, but lost in the semi-final to Manitoba's Shannon Birchard, settling for third place.

For the 2013-14 season, Sinclair played on WCT teams on both sides of the border, playing third for the Ottawa-based Brit O'Neill rink, and third for the St. Paul, Minnesota-based Alexandra Carlson rink. With the Carlson rink, Sinclair played in the 2014 United States Women's Curling Championship, finishing with a 6-3 round robin record, but losing in a tie-breaker match. At the end of the season, Sinclair won the 2014 CIS/CCA Curling Championships, Canada's national university championship for Carleton University.

In 2014, Sinclair fully committed to playing out of the United States, and moved to Minnesota. For the 2014-15 season, she played third for the Nina Roth rink, which also consisted of Becca Hamilton and Tabitha Peterson. The team missed the playoffs at the 2015 United States Women's Curling Championship. The team played in two Grand Slam events, missing the playoffs at both the 2014 Colonial Square Ladies Classic and the 2014 Canadian Open of Curling.

In 2015, Roth left the team, with Sinclair assuming skipping duties, Hamilton throwing third rocks, Tabitha Peterson staying at lead and Tara Peterson joining the team at second. In their first season together, the team finished 4th at the 2016 United States Women's Curling Championship. The team played in one Slam, the 2015 National, going winless.

In 2016, Sinclair formed a new team with Alexandra Carlson, Vicky Persinger and Monica Walker. Sinclair found much more success with her new team, winning the 2017 U.S. Championships, but missed out on going to the World Championship due to not having enough points on the World Curling Tour. She played for the winning North American Team at the 2017 Continental Cup of Curling. The team played in one Grand Slam, the 2017 Humpty's Champions Cup (qualifying as US champions), where they made it all the way to the quarterfinals.

The team started the 2017-18 season by winning the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic.

Personal life[edit]

Sinclair was born in Anchorage, Alaska,[1] where her father was on military exchange.[8]

In October 2016 it was announced that she would appear as "Miss July" in the 2017 Women of Curling calendar.[9]

Sinclair was born with a hearing disability. She graduated Carleton University with an honours degree in International Business and did a year of study abroad in Chile.[10]

Grand Slam record[edit]

When Sinclair won the 2018 Players' Championship, she became the first ever American skip to win a Grand Slam tournament.[11]

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 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19
Elite 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A Q
Masters DNP DNP DNP QF Q
Tour Challenge DNP T2 DNP T2 Q
The National N/A Q DNP DNP Q
Canadian Open Q DNP DNP Q DNP
Players' DNP DNP DNP C
Champions Cup N/A DNP QF QF

Former events[edit]

Event 2014–15
Colonial Square Ladies Classic Q

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "World Curling Tour Profile of Jamie Sinclair". World Curling Tour. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b Marusak, Joe (7 August 2014). "Top U.S., Canadian curlers to compete in Charlotte area this weekend". The Charlotte Observer. Charlotte, North Carolina: McClatchy.
  3. ^ a b "Curling Olympic Tour Comes to Charlotte". NC Headlines. Carrboro, North Carolina: New Media Campaigns. 23 January 2015.
  4. ^ 2019 Continental Cup Media Guide: Team Sinclair
  5. ^ "2017 USA Women's National Curling Championship". CurlingZone.com. 28 February 2017.
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20150226014752/http://www.ontcurl.com/competitions/past-champions.aspx?id=437. Archived from the original on February 26, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ https://ottawacitizen.com/sports/Manotick+Sinclair+rink+takes+junior+girls+title/5964852/story.html. Retrieved January 9, 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  8. ^ http://www.ottawasun.com/2016/12/14/manotick-curler-jamie-sinclair-thriving-with-us-rink
  9. ^ "12 Athletes Come Together to Launch 2017 Women of Curling Calendar". Atlanta, Georgia: Aroundtherings.com. 16 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Q&A with Jamie Sinclair". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  11. ^ http://www.thegrandslamofcurling.com/curling/playerschampionship/live-jones-faces-sinclair-in-players-championship-final/

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