Nina Roth

Nina Roth (born July 21, 1988 as Nina Spatola) is an American curler from McFarland, Wisconsin.[1] She was the skip of the American women's team at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Nina Roth
Nina Roth delivers a stone at the 2015 United States Women's Curling Championship
Nina Spatola

(1988-07-21) July 21, 1988
Curling clubMadison CC,
Madison, WI
SkipNina Roth
ThirdTabitha Peterson
SecondAileen Geving
LeadBecca Hamilton
AlternateCory Christensen
Member Association United States
World Championship
2 (2010, 2017)
1 (2018)


Roth began curling in 1998 and six years later made her first United States Junior National Championships. She would compete in five more Junior Nationals winning the title in 2006 and 2008. As a member of the Junior Championship team she qualified for two World Junior Curling Championships. Skipping the teams both times she finished Tenth at the 2006 Jeonju, Korea Worlds and Seventh at the 2008 Östersund, Sweden Worlds.

Roth's senior career began in 2009 when she started competed as the Third for Erika Brown's team. They qualified for the 2009 US Nationals where they placed fourth.

Roth returned to the United States Nationals in March 2010 where Team Brown won the National Championship earning the right to compete as Team USA at the 2010 Swift Current World Championships. There, they lost in a tiebreaker match, settling for fifth place. In her last season as a member of the Brown rink, the team would finish in fourth place at 2011 Nationals. On the tour, the Roth rink played in three Grand Slam events, making it as far as the quarterfinals at the 2010 Sobeys Slam.

In 2011, Roth joined the Patti Lank rink as third. They finished in eighth place at the 2012 United States Women's Curling Championship. They played in just one Slam that season, the 2011 Curlers Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic, failing to qualify. Elsewhere on the tour, the team won the St. Paul Cash Spiel. The next season, Roth moved to play second on the team. The team played in the 2013 United States Women's Curling Championship and finished in fifth place after losing in a tiebreaker. Also that season, the team defended their title at the St. Paul Cash Spiel.

At the start of the 2013–14 curling season, Roth joined Becca Hamilton's rink as their skip and Hamilton throwing third stones. The team would win the 2014 United States Women's Curling Championship, but did not have enough tour points to represent the United States at that years' World Championship. The following season, Jamie Sinclair was added as the team's third, Hamilton moved to play second, and Tara Peterson was added at lead position. The team had less success at the 2015 United States Women's Curling Championship, just missing the playoffs with a 4-5 record. On the tour, the team played in two slams, but missed the playoffs in both.

In 2015, Roth formed a new team consisting of Monica Walker, Aileen Sormunen and Vicky Persinger. The team made it to the finals of the 2016 United States Women's Curling Championship, where they lost to Roth's former skip, Erika Brown. The next season, Becca Hamilton came back to the team to play lead, Geving was moved to second and Tabitha Peterson was added to play third. The team lost in the finals at the 2017 Nationals to Jamie Sinclair.[2] However, they had enough points on the tour to represent the United States at the 2017 World Women's Curling Championship. There, they just missed the playoffs, finishing with a 6-5 record. On the tour, they won one event, the Molson Cash Spiel. That season, the team also represented the United States at the 2017 Americas Challenge, where they easily beat Brazil to qualify the U.S. for the 2017 Worlds.

The team would get the best of Sinclair at the 2017 United States Olympic Curling Trials, where they defeated the Sinclair rink in the final, winning the right to represent the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics. There, Roth led the United States to a 4-5 record, missing the playoffs. Because they played in the Olympics, Team Roth opted to skip the 2018 US Nationals. On the tour that season, they won the Canad Inns Women's Classic, and played in two slams, making it as far as the quarterfinals at the 2018 Players' Championship.

Team Roth attempted to defend their title at the 2019 United States Women's Curling Championship, but lost out to Team Sinclair in the final. They had better luck on the Grand Slam tour, making it to the semifinals of the 2018 Tour Challenge and the 2019 Canadian Open. Her team also represented the United States in the First Leg and the Grand Final of the 2018–19 Curling World Cup, finishing with a 3-3 and 2-4 record respectively.

The teams first World Curling Tour event of the 2019–20 season was the 2019 AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic where they missed the playoffs. The following week, they won the Beyer & Simonson US Open of Curling. They also won their following event, the 2019 WCT Uiseong International Curling Cup, defeating Kim Eun-jung in the final.


2010 Swift Current World Championships

Erika Brown, Skip

Ann Swisshelm, Second

Laura Hallisey, Lead

Jessica Schultz, Alternate

2017 World Women's Curling Championship

Tabitha Peterson, Third

Aileen Geving, Second

Rebecca Hamilton, Lead

Cory Christensen, Alternate

Grand Slam record

C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20
Tour Challenge N/A T2 T2 T2 SF
National N/A DNP DNP DNP Q
Canadian Open Q DNP DNP Q SF
Players' Championship DNP DNP DNP QF DNP
Champions Cup N/A DNP DNP DNP DNP

Former events

Event 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19
Elite 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Q
Sobeys Slam QF N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Q DNP DNP DNP N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Autumn Gold Q Q DNP DNP DNP N/A N/A N/A N/A
Colonial Square N/A N/A DNP DNP Q N/A N/A N/A N/A


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