Kate Cameron (curler)

Kate Cameron (born October 22, 1991) is a Canadian curler from New Bothwell, Manitoba. She currently plays third for the Laura Walker rink.

Kate Cameron
Born (1991-10-22) October 22, 1991
Team
Curling clubSaville Community SC,
Edmonton, AB
SkipLaura Walker
ThirdKate Cameron
SecondTaylor McDonald
LeadNadine Scotland
Career
Member Association Manitoba (2008-2019)
 Alberta (2019-present)
Hearts appearances2 (2017, 2018)
Top CTRS ranking6th (2016–17)

Juniors career

In 2008 Cameron skipped a team to win the U16 Provincial Championship. The team included Nicole Sigvaldason, Sheyna Andries and Emily Helston.

In 2010 Cameron lost the junior provincial final to Breanne Meakin. Cameron's team included Nicole Sigvaldason, Sheyna Andries and Kelsey Hinds. In 2012 again Cameron lost the junior provincial final to Shannon Birchard. Cameron's threw last stones for Team Vandepoele, the team included skip, Alyssa Vandepoele, Abby Ackland and Sheyna Andries.

Women's career

2012-2014

After juniors, Cameron graduated to a women's curling career. She won her first World Curling Tour event as a skip at the 2012 Atkins Curling Supplies Women's Classic. She skipped her team of Erika Sigurdson, Brandi Oliver and Lindsay Baldock at the 2013 Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts where they finished with a 5-2 record.[1]

In 2014 Cameron skipped her team, Erika Sigurdson, Sheyna Andries and Lindsay Baldock at the 2014 Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts where they finished with a 2-5 record.

2014-2016

Cameron found herself joining curler Kristy McDonald. The team of Kristy Mcdonald, Kate Cameron, Leslie Wilson and Raunora Westcott immediately found success in winning their first WCT event, the Mother Club Fall Curling Classic. They went on to the 2015 Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts, where they finished 5-2 losing the 2 vs. 2 game to Barb Spencer. The team did even better at the 2016 Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts, finishing the round robin with a 6-1 record, and then made it to the final where they lost to Kerri Einarson.

2016-2018

McDonald retired from curling in 2016, so the rink had Saskatchewan resident Michelle Englot join the team as skip. The team played in the 2017 Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts, going 5-2 after the round robin. The team then tore through the playoffs, defeating Olympic champion Jennifer Jones in the 1 vs. 1 game, and then beat Darcy Robertson in the final. The team represented Manitoba at the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, where they continued their success. They finished the round robin in first place with a 10-1 record. They then defeated Ontario's Rachel Homan in the 1 vs. 2 page playoff game, sending them to the final, where they again met Ontario in a re-match. They would not be as successful in the final, and the team had to settle for silver.

Their successful season qualified the team for the 2017 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, but they would have less success there, finishing with a 2-6 record. However, as the Rachel Homan team won the event, and would go on to represent Canada at the Olympics, the Englot rink would be invited to play as Team Canada at the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, a spot normally reserved for the defending champions. There, the team finished with a 6-5 record, in 6th place, missing the playoffs. Also that season, the team would play in the 2018 Continental Cup of Curling.

2018-present

In March 2018, Cameron announced she was joining a Winnipeg-based team skipped by Allison Flaxey, with second Taylor McDonald and lead Raunora Westcott. The team participated in two Slams and finished sixth at the 2019 Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

On March 15, 2019, it was announced that Cameron would join the new team of Laura Walker, Taylor McDonald and Nadine Scotland for the 2019–20 curling season. They did not qualify for the playoffs in their first two events, the 2019 Cargill Curling Training Centre Icebreaker and the Booster Juice Shoot-Out before winning the 2019 Mother Club Fall Curling Classic after posting a perfect 7-0 record.

Personal life

Cameron works as Para-Legal at Tapper Cuddy LLP. She is engaged to Jordan Hogan.[2]

References

  1. "Stonewall's Kate Cameron starts 2-0 at Scotties". Winnipeg Sun.
  2. 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Media Guide: Team Manitoba
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