Amy Nixon facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAmy Nixon
|Born||September 29, 1977
|Curling club||Calgary CC,
|Hearts appearances||6 (2004, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017)|
|2 (2012, 2016)|
|Grand Slam victories||2 (Autumn Gold, 2008; Casinos of Winnipeg, 2007|
Nixon began curling competitively at fourteen. Her first notable success was being a Gold Medal winning skip at the Saskatchewan Winter Games in 1994, which she followed up with a 10th place finish at the 1995 Canada Games. As a third for Shannon Kleibrink, Nixon shared in several successes, including winning the Canada Cup in 2005 and 2009 and representing Canada and won a bronze medal in Turin for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. Nixon captured her first Scotties Tournament of Hearts title in 2012 as an alternative for the Heather Nedohin team after previous appearances in 2004, 2008, and 2011 with Kleibrink.
At the end of the 2011/2012 curling season, Nixon announced she would leave her longtime teammate and skip Shannon Kleibrink, effective at the end of the 2012 Pomeroy Inn & Suites Prairie Showdown, to form her own team. Nixon's father, Daryl, was the coach of the 2006 Olympic women's curling team.
At the age of four she moved with her family to Regina, Saskatchewan, where she grew up. She moved to Calgary in 1995, where she now resides. Nixon is an alumnus of the University of Calgary with three degrees in kinesiology, women's studies and law. She was admitted to the Alberta bar in November 2006. Nixon is employed as General Counsel, Mount Royal University. She is married to Mike Westlund and has one child.
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|
|Colonial Square Ladies Classic||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|The Masters Grand Slam of Curling||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||DNP|
|2004–05||Shannon Kleibrink||Amy Nixon||Glenys Bakker||Christine Keshen|
|2005–06||Shannon Kleibrink||Amy Nixon||Glenys Bakker||Christine Keshen||2005 COCT, 2006 OG|
|2008–09||Shannon Kleibrink||Amy Nixon||Bronwen Webster||Chelsey Bell||2009 ASTOH|
|2009–10||Shannon Kleibrink||Amy Nixon||Bronwen Webster||Chelsey Matson||2010 ASTOH|
|2010–11||Shannon Kleibrink||Amy Nixon||Bronwen Webster||Chelsey Matson||2011 ASTOH, STOH|
|2011–12||Shannon Kleibrink||Amy Nixon||Bronwen Webster||Chelsey Matson||2012 ASTOH, STOH|
|2012–13||Amy Nixon||Nadine Chyz||Whitney Eckstrand||Tracy Bush|
|2013–14||Amy Nixon||Nadine Chyz||Whitney Eckstrand||Heather Rogers|
|2014–15||Heather Nedohin||Amy Nixon||Jocelyn Peterman||Laine Peters||2015 ASTOH|
|2015–16||Chelsea Carey||Amy Nixon||Jocelyn Peterman||Laine Peters||2016 ASTOH, STOH, WCC|
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