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.
|Born||16 September 1984|
|Curling club||Ottawa Curling Club|
|Grand Slam victories||1: Autumn Gold (2012)|
Teams and events
|2003—04||Lee Merklinger||Leslie Levere||Lisa Weagle||Breanne Merklinger|
|2004—05||Lee Merklinger||Leslie Levere||Lisa Weagle||Breanne Merklinger|
|2005—06||Janet McGhee||Julie Reddick||Lee Merklinger||Lori Eddy|
|2006—07||Janet McGhee||Pascale Letendre||Lee Merklinger||Breanne Merklinger|
|2007—08||Jenn Hanna||Chrissy Cadorin||Stephanie Hanna||Lee Merklinger|
|2008—09||Jenn Hanna||Stephanie Hanna||Lee Merklinger||Lisa Weagle|
|2009—10||Jo-Ann Rizzo||Chrissy Cadorin||Lee Merklinger||Leigh Armstrong|
|2010—11||Sherry Middaugh||Jo-Ann Rizzo||Lee Merklinger||Leigh Armstrong|
|2011—12||Sherry Middaugh||Jo-Ann Rizzo||Lee Merklinger||Leigh Armstrong||2012 CCC (6th)|
|2012—13||Sherry Middaugh||Jo-Ann Rizzo||Lee Merklinger||Leigh Armstrong||Lori Eddy|
|2013—14||Sherry Middaugh||Jo-Ann Rizzo||Lee Merklinger||Leigh Armstrong||Lori Eddy||COCT 2013 |
|2014—15||Sherry Middaugh||Jo-Ann Rizzo||Lee Merklinger||Leigh Armstrong||Lori Eddy||2014 CCC (6th)|
|2015—16||Sherry Middaugh||Jo-Ann Rizzo||Lee Merklinger||Leigh Armstrong||Lori Eddy||2015 CCC (4th)|
|2016—17||Sherry Middaugh||Jo-Ann Rizzo||Lee Merklinger||Leigh Armstrong||Kimberly Tuck|
|2017—18||Krista McCarville||Kendra Lilly||Ashley Sippala||Sarah Potts||Lee Merklinger||Lorraine Lang||COCT 2017 (5th)|
|2017—18||Sherry Middaugh||Jo-Ann Rizzo||Lee Merklinger||Leigh Armstrong||Kimberly Tuck|
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Merklinger is a member of a famous curling family. 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. She is a member of the Muscowpetung First Nation.
- Lee Merklinger on the World Curling Tour database
- Lee Merklinger on the CurlingZone database
- "Ottawa's Lee Merklinger disappointed, but proud". Ottawa Sun. December 10, 2013. Archived from the original on July 7, 2018.
- "Team Sherry Middaugh - Grand Slam of Curling". Archived from the original on July 7, 2018.