January 22, 1964
|Curling club||Granite Curling Club,
|Hearts appearances||9 (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2001, 2008, 2012, 2017)|
|Top CTRS ranking||7th (2007-08)|
|Grand Slam victories||1 (Manitoba Lotteries, 2008)|
Michelle Englot (born January 22, 1964 in Montmartre, Saskatchewan; formerly known as Michelle Ridgway and Michelle Schneider); is a Canadian curler from Regina, Saskatchewan. She is a nine-time provincial champion skip.
Englot started curling at age twelve, and represented Saskatchewan at the 1983 Canada Winter Games.
Englot played in her first Tournament of Hearts in 1988 where she finished with a 9–2 record, but lost in the semi-final to Heather Houston of Ontario. In 1989, she returned to the Hearts and finished with an 8–3 record. She once again lost to Houston in the semi-final, this time representing Team Canada as defending champions. She won her third straight provincial championship in 1990, but failed to make the playoffs at the Hearts with a 6–5 record. She returned to the Hearts in 1992 where she finished 4th with a 7–4 record, narrowly missing the 3 team playoff.
Englot didn't return to the Hearts until 2001, due to the emergence of many other great teams from Saskatchewan such as Sandra Schmirler and Sherry Anderson. At the 2001 Scott Tournament of Hearts she was no longer a favourite, and she finished 4–7. Englot played at the 2001 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, and finished with a 5–4 record, just out of the playoffs.
Englot returned once again to the Hearts in 2008. Englot played through adversity, having lost her father immediately before the tournament began. As a mark of respect all the teams wore green ribbons. (Green is the provincial colour of Saskatchewan). She finished with a respectable 5–6 record in front of a home town crowd.
Englot went 0–3 at the 2009 Olympic Pre-Trials, eliminating her from qualifying for the main event.
Englot would once again represent Saskatchewan at the 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, where her team finished round robin play with a 5–6 record. In Draw 17, Englot defeated the defending champions, and fellow Saskatchewan curler, Amber Holland, handing her a fifth loss and eliminating her from the playoffs.
Englot finally made her first Scotties final in 2017 but lost in the gold medal game to Ontario's Rachel Homan in an extra end, a team she had beaten twice previously in the tournament. Englot curled a low 70% in the final game en route to the loss. Despite Englot's struggling, the final was believed by many to be the most exciting Scotties final ever with much spectacular play from both teams, inluding a few spectacular shots from Englot herself admist the inconsistency.
Grand Slam record
|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|
|Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries||Q||Q||C||Q||Q||DNP||DNP||Q||N/A|
|Colonial Square Ladies Classic||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Q||Q||Q|
- "Saskatchewan skip Englot's father passes away". 15 February 2008.
- "Team Englot: Meet the Team".
- "Female Athlete of the Week: Michelle Englot". Canadian Curling Association. 24 November 2010.
- "2004 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship Results" (PDF). Canadian Curling Association.
- 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Media Guide: Team Manitoba