December 16, 1988 |
|Curling club||St. Vital CC,
|Hearts appearances||5 (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)|
|Top CTRS ranking||1st (2010-11, 2011-12, 2013-14, 2014-15)|
|Grand Slam victories||7: Players' (2011, 2014); Champions Cup (2016); Autumn Gold (2014); Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries (2013); Sobeys Slam (2010); Colonial Square (2013)|
Kaitlyn Lawes (born December 16, 1988) is a Canadian curler born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lawes plays third for the Jennifer Jones team that represented Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics where they won gold medal. They were the first women's team to go through the Olympics undefeated and the first Manitoba based curling team to win at the Olympics. Lawes is also a two-time Canadian junior champion (2008, 2009) and went on to win a silver and bronze medal each at the World Junior Curling Championships.
Lawes first came into the spotlight in 2008 when she won the Canadian Junior championship. Her team went on to represent Canada at the World Juniors, where her team won bronze.
2009 was another great season for the Lawes team. They once again represented Manitoba at the Canadian Juniors, where they defended their title and once again represented Canada at the World Juniors. This time they improved their placing, taking home a silver medal  In addition to their great showing in junior competitions, the Lawes team also played well on the World Curling Tour, making the semi-finals in a Grand Slam event, the Casinos of Winnipeg Women's Curling Classic.
Following the 2009–10 curling season, Team King decided to step back from the game for a while, leaving Lawes without a team to play for. Shortly after, it was announced that Team Jennifer Jones had dropped third Cathy Overton-Clapham, and had replaced her with Lawes, in time for the 2010–11 curling season. For the first half of the 2012/13 season, Lawes skipped the team, with Kirsten Wall throwing third, as Jones was expecting her first child and sat out until January.
The Jones team won the right to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics when they won the 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials. At the Olympics the team became the first women's team to not only go through the round robin undefeated but also the first team to go throughout the whole tournament undefeated when they won the Olympic gold. They were the first Manitoba based curling team to win gold at the Olympics. After the win Lawes noted her recently deceased father stating "I know he would be so proud. This is something he knew we had it in us. I don't know how to describe it. I thought about him a lot during the game ... I wish that I could share this experience with him, but he was my inspiration."
|2007-08||Kaitlyn Lawes||Jenna Loder||Liz Peters||Sarah Wazney|
|2008-09||Kaitlyn Lawes||Jenna Loder||Laryssa Grenkow||Breanne Meakin|
|2009–10||Cathy King||Kaitlyn Lawes||Raylene Rocque||Tracy Bush|
|2010–11||Jennifer Jones||Kaitlyn Lawes||Jill Officer||Dawn Askin|
|2011–12||Jennifer Jones||Kaitlyn Lawes||Jill Officer||Dawn Askin|
|2012–13||Jennifer Jones||Kaitlyn Lawes||Jill Officer||Dawn Askin|
|2013–14||Jennifer Jones||Kaitlyn Lawes||Jill Officer||Dawn McEwen|
|2014–15||Jennifer Jones||Kaitlyn Lawes||Jill Officer||Dawn McEwen|
|2015–16||Jennifer Jones||Kaitlyn Lawes||Jill Officer||Dawn McEwen|
|2016–17||Jennifer Jones||Kaitlyn Lawes||Jill Officer||Dawn McEwen|
- Neil Davidson (February 20, 2014). "Winnipeg skip Jennifer Jones is perfect en route to Olympic curling gold". Winnipeg Free Press.
- Double Silver for Canada at World Juniors: Double Silver for Canada at World Juniors. Curling Scoops
- "Lawes to replace Cathy O.". Toronto Sun. 24 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
- Paul Wiecek (July 11, 2012). "Curling queen Jones expecting". Winnipeg Sun.