Joanne Courtney

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Joanne Courtney
Curler
Joanne Courtney.jpg
Courtney (with Lisa Weagle) at the Players Championship 2018
Born (1989-03-07) March 7, 1989 (age 29)
Edmonton, Alberta[1]
Team
Curling club Ottawa CC,
Ottawa, ON
Skip Rachel Homan
Third Emma Miskew
Second Joanne Courtney
Lead Lisa Weagle
Alternate Cheryl Bernard
Career
Hearts appearances 3 (2014, 2015, 2017)
World Championship
appearances
1 (2017)
Olympic
appearances
1 (2018)
Top CTRS ranking 1st (2015-16, 2016-17)
Grand Slam victories 4: Masters (2015); The National (2015); Canadian Open (2015); Champions Cup (2018)

Joanne Courtney (born March 7, 1989 as Joanne Taylor) is a Canadian curler from Edmonton, Alberta. She plays second for the Team Rachel Homan rink which won the 2017 World Women's Curling Championship and represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Career[edit]

Courtney played third for Valerie Sweeting. She gained recognition in the curling world for her aggressive sweeping style together with Rachelle Pidherny.[2] Though Courtney threw third rocks, she did not hold the broom for the skip, but instead brushed with the front end. Dana Ferguson, the team's second, served as vice-skip for Sweeting.

It was announced that Courtney would join the Rachel Homan rink for the 2014–15 season, replacing Alison Kreviazuk at second position.[3] Since joining the Homan rink, she has won three Grand Slams, the 2015 Canada Cup of Curling, the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the 2017 World Championships and the 2017 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials. The team would finish in fifth place at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

In addition to playing women's curling, Courtney won the 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials with partner Reid Carruthers. The pair would go on to represent Canada at the 2017 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship where they won the silver medal.

Personal life[edit]

Courtney is employed as a registered nurse for Alberta Health Services. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 2011 with a bachelor's degree of Science in Nursing.[4] She is married to Mark Courtney.[5] Her parents are Ryan and Ellen Taylor, and she has a younger sister named Erin and a brother named David.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". World Curling Tour. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  2. ^ "Val Sweeting's sweepers finally get recognition for their labours". Edmonton Journal. January 30, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  3. ^ "Lineup Change Set for Team Homan". teamhoman.com. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  4. ^ http://teamhoman.com/the-team/
  5. ^ 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Media Guide: Team Ontario
  6. ^ "Jones: Leap of faith, family and 'ugly cry' leads into Olympic countdown for curler Joanne Courtney". Edmonton Sun. 2017-12-13. Retrieved 2018-10-13.

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