Mackenzie Lank

Mackenzie Lank (born July 4, 1994) is an American curler.[1] She has won the US Junior Championship twice and US Women's Championship once. She has frequently played with her mother, Patti Lank. She currently resides in Peterborough, Ontario.

Mackenzie Lank
Born (1994-07-04) July 4, 1994
Career
Member Association Dakota Territory (2007-2008; 2010-2011)
Grand National (2008-2009; 2010-2016)
Wisconsin (2009-2010)
World Championship
appearances
1 (2011)

Curling career

Lank competed in the United States Junior Curling Championships in 2008 and 2009, finishing 8th and 7th respectively.[2]

During the 2010-2011 World Curling Tour (WCT), Lank played as lead on the team skipped by her mother, Patti Lank.[3] Lank remained in this position at the 2011 United States Women's Curling Championship, where Team Lank beat Allison Pottinger in the final to claim the gold medal.[4] The National Championship earned the team a spot at the World Championships, where the team finished 7th with a record of 6-5.[5]

In Juniors competition, Lank skipped her own team at the 2011 US Junior Nationals[6], earning a bronze medal, her first medal at Junior Nationals.[2] The following year, at the 2012 Junior Nationals, Lank played third for Miranda Solem. Team Solem earned the silver medal, losing the final 8-10 to Cory Christensen.[7][8]

Lank resumed her position of lead on her mother's team at the 2012 Continental Cup of Curling. For the 2012 US Women's Championship Lank played as alternate, again for her mother's team. The team finished 8th with a 3-6 record. Lank moved to playing third for Team Lank for the 2012 St. Paul Cash Spiel, a WCT event, where they won the tournament.[9] Lank again played third for her mother at the 2013 US Championship. The team finished the round robin with a record of 5-4, tied for 4th place. In the tiebreaker to determine the 4th playoff team, Lank's team lost to Alexandra Carlson.

Towards the end of 2013, Lank joined Cory Christensen's team to represent the United States at the Winter Universiade Games in Trentino, Italy. The American women finished 8th with a record of 3-6.[10] Lank continued to play with Team Christensen for the 2014 US Junior Nationals where they won the gold medal. At the 2014 World Juniors Lank's team finished 6th with a 5-4 record.[11] Lank and Team Christensen won again at the 2015 US Junior Nationals and at that year's World Junior Championship they improved to 5th place, with a similar record of 5-5.[12] Just before competing at the World Juniors the team played in the US Women's Curling Championship in Kalamazoo. Lank's team had a 8-1 record through the round robin, which put them in the 3rd playoff position. In the 3 vs 4 page playoff game Lank's Team Christensen played against Team Lank, skipped by Mackenzie's mother Patti. Team Lank defeated Team Christensen 10-4.

Teams

SeasonSkipThirdSecondLeadAlternateEvents
2010-2011Patti LankCaitlin MaroldoJessica SchultzMackenzie LankChristina Schwartz2011 USNCC
2010-2011Patti LankCaitlin MaroldoJessica SchultzMackenzie LankDebbie McCormick2011 WCC
2013-2014Cory ChristensenMackenzie LankAnna BaumanAnna HopkinsTina Persinger2014 WJCC
2014-2015Cory ChristensenSarah AndersonMackenzie LankJenna HaagTaylor Anderson2015 WJCC

References

  1. "Personal details". results.worldcurling.org. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  2. "Mackenzie Lank". Team USA. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  3. "Mackenzie Lank Teams". www.worldcurl.com. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  4. "Fenson rallies to win 7th national title". Bemidji Pioneer. 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  5. "Capital One World Women's Curling Championship 2011: Tournament details". results.worldcurling.org. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  6. "CURLING Field set for 2011 USA Curling Junior Nationals in Fairbanks". Team USA. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  7. "CURLING Minnesotas Christensen rink wins junior womens title". Team USA. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  8. "Duluth curlers win national title". Duluth News Tribune. 2012-02-05. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  9. "Mackenzie Lank Events". www.worldcurl.com. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  10. "XXVI. Winter Universiade 2013: Tournament details". results.worldcurling.org. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  11. "World Junior Curling Championships 2014: Tournament details". results.worldcurling.org. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  12. "World Junior Curling Championships 2015: Tournament details". results.worldcurling.org. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.