Lee Merklinger

Lee Merklinger (born September 16, 1984) is Canadian female curler from Nepean, Ontario. Merklinger played second for the Sherry Middaugh rink on the World Curling Tour from 2010 to 2018. Among the team's accomplishments were finishing runners up at the 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials and winning the 2012 Curlers Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic Grand Slam event.

Lee Merklinger
Born (1984-09-16) 16 September 1984
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Curling clubOttawa Curling Club[1]
Member Association Ontario
Grand Slam victories1: Autumn Gold (2012)

Teams and events

2003—04Lee MerklingerLeslie LevereLisa WeagleBreanne Merklinger
2004—05Lee MerklingerLeslie LevereLisa WeagleBreanne Merklinger
2005—06Janet McGheeJulie ReddickLee MerklingerLori Eddy
2006—07Janet McGheePascale LetendreLee MerklingerBreanne Merklinger
2007—08Jenn HannaChrissy CadorinStephanie HannaLee Merklinger
2008—09Jenn HannaStephanie HannaLee MerklingerLisa Weagle
2009—10Jo-Ann RizzoChrissy CadorinLee MerklingerLeigh Armstrong
2010—11Sherry MiddaughJo-Ann RizzoLee MerklingerLeigh Armstrong
2011—12Sherry MiddaughJo-Ann RizzoLee MerklingerLeigh Armstrong2012 CCC (6th)
2012—13Sherry MiddaughJo-Ann RizzoLee MerklingerLeigh ArmstrongLori Eddy
2013—14Sherry MiddaughJo-Ann RizzoLee MerklingerLeigh ArmstrongLori EddyCOCT 2013
2014—15Sherry MiddaughJo-Ann RizzoLee MerklingerLeigh ArmstrongLori Eddy2014 CCC (6th)
2015—16Sherry MiddaughJo-Ann RizzoLee MerklingerLeigh ArmstrongLori Eddy2015 CCC (4th)
2016—17Sherry MiddaughJo-Ann RizzoLee MerklingerLeigh ArmstrongKimberly Tuck
2017—18Krista McCarvilleKendra LillyAshley SippalaSarah PottsLee MerklingerLorraine LangCOCT 2017 (5th)
2017—18Sherry MiddaughJo-Ann RizzoLee MerklingerLeigh ArmstrongKimberly Tuck

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Personal life

Merklinger is a member of a famous curling family.[2] Her older brother Dave Merklinger is one of the leading Canadian and international icemakers. Her older half-sister Anne Merklinger is a former Tournament of Hearts champion (1990) and medallist and 1990 World Championship bronze medallist. Her younger sister Breanne Merklinger and brother Bill Merklinger are competitive curlers as well; Bill was the alternate for the Territories team at the 2015 Brier.

Outside of curling, Merklinger works for the Government of Canada, as Policy Analyst for Indigenous Services Canada.[3] She is a member of the Muscowpetung First Nation.[4]


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