Lori Olson-Johns (born Lori Olson, November 24, 1976) is a Canadian curler from Edmonton, Alberta.
November 24, 1976
|Curling club||Saville Community SC,|
|Hearts appearances||3 (2005, 2006, 2015)|
|Top CTRS ranking||2nd (2014-15)|
|Grand Slam victories||2 (2016 Tour Challenge, 2017 Tour Challenge)|
Olson-Johns is a three-time Alberta junior champion. Her first national experience was playing second stones for Rhonda Sinclair at the 1992 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. The team would finish round robin with a 7-4 record, finding themselves in a tiebreaker. They would end up losing the tiebreaker to Quebec's Janique Berthelot. In 1995 Olson-Johns would return to the championships, playing third for Jodi Lee. The team finished round robin with a 5-6 record. Her final junior appearance was at the 1997 Canadian Juniors, this time playing third stones for Kristie Moore. The team had a rough go, finishing round robin with a 3-9 record.
In 1998 Olson-Johns participated in her first Alberta Women’s Provincial Championships, returning again in 1999 and 2000.
Olson-Johns continued to compete in Alberta Women’s Provincial Championships but did not see success until 2005, when she played third for skip Cathy King. They won the Alberta championship and went on to the 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts, where they finished the round robin at 6-5, and lost the first of two tie breakers to Ontario's Jenn Hanna. Her team once again won the 2006 and finished with a 6-5 record, this time not qualifying for a tie breaker. In 2009 playing third for Calgary’s Crystal Webster, Olson-Johns participated in the Canadian Olympic Pre-Trials, where they were the first women’s team to qualify for the Olympic Trials, however they would only finish with a 2-5 record.
At the end of the 2010/2011 curling season, Olson-Johns joined Calgary skip Cheryl Bernard as her new second. After the newly revamped team failed to qualify for the playoffs at the 2012 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Bernard decided to drop Olson-Johns from the team, due to her living in Edmonton which made it difficult for the team to practice together. However two months after this decision, it was announced that Olson-Johns would remain on the team, and lead Jennifer Sadleir would be replaced by Shannon Aleksic, following off-ice issues.
In November 2014, Olson-Johns joined Val Sweeting's rink as the third player. In the 2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup, they won the women's division.
Olson-Johns is married and has two children. She is a Physical Education teacher at Paul Kane high school in St. Albert, north of Edmonton.
- "Cheryl Bernard Page: Change of plan". 2012-04-13.
- Cowley, Norm (November 12, 2014). "Lori Olson-Johns a perfect fit at third for Val Sweeting". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
- 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup Media Guide: Lori Olson-Johns
- Lori Olson-Johns on the World Curling Tour database
- Lori Olson-Johns on the CurlingZone database