Natalie Nicholson

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Natalie Nicholson
Natalie Nicholson at the 2010 Winter Olympics.jpg
Born (1976-03-10) March 10, 1976 (age 39)
Bemidji, Minnesota
Curling club Bemidji CC,
Bemidji, Minnesota
Skip Allison Pottinger
Third Nicole Joraanstad
Second Natalie Nicholson
Lead Tabitha Peterson
World Championship
6 (2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Natalie Nicholson (born March 10, 1976 in Bemidji, Minnesota as Natalie Simenson) is an American curler. She currently plays second for Allison Pottinger.


As a junior curler, Nicholson played second for Risa O'Connell and represented Team USA at the 1995 and 1997 World Junior Curling Championships finishing sixth and fourth respectively.

In 2000, Nicholson curled in her first World Curling Championships playing lead for Amy Wright and finished in sixth place. Nicholson returned to the Worlds in 2002 as Patti Lank's lead and finished in eighth place. They returned in 2004 finishing in fourth place.

Nicholson, right, sweeping a stone with Nicole Joraanstad at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Nicholson would later move to play for Debbie McCormick's team and in 2006 Nicholson won her first international medal- a silver when USA lost to Sweden (skipped by Anette Norberg).


2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

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