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Natalie Nicholson



Event: Curling

Position: Lead
Teammates: Debbie McCormick, Allison Pottinger, Nicole Joraanstad, Tracy Sachtjen
Delivers: Right-handed
Curls out of: Bemidji Curling Club
Year started curling: 1993
Occupation: Nurse practitioner
Education: Bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of North Dakota
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What I've learned through curling: "I feel that curling has taught me a lot about myself. I find that my curling experiences are applicable to other areas in my life. The teamwork, team dynamics, dedication, discipline, hard work, and most importantly, good communication skills are essential in the other things I am involved with outside of curling."


  • Olympic Winter Games: 2010 - Finished 10th with two wins and six losses
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2009 (champion), 2006 (3rd), 2002 (6th), 1998 (6th)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2009 (champion), 2008 (champion), 2007 (champion), 2006 (champion), 2005 (3rd), 2004 (champion), 2003 (runner-up), 2002 (champion), 2001 (semifinalist), 2000 (champion), 1999 (runner-up)
  • Women's World Championships: 2009, 2008 (7th), 2007 (4th), 2006 (silver), 2002 (7th), 2000 (6th)
  • World Curling Tour Players Championship: 2006 (quarterfinalist)
  • U.S. Women's Junior Nationals: 1997 (champion), 1995 (champion), 1994 (4th)
  • Shorty Jenkins Classic: 2003 (champion)
  • Soo Curlers Cashspiel: 2004 (champion)
  • Southwestern Ontario Charity Cashspiel: 2005 (champion)
  • Continental Cup: 2007 (champion), 2006 (runner-up), 2004 (champion), 2002 (champion)
  • Wisconsin State Women's Champion: 2004