Rachelle Brown

Rachel "Rachelle" Brown (born Rachel Pidherny, July 9, 1986[1]) is a Canadian curler from Edmonton, Alberta. She currently plays lead for the Chelsea Carey rink.

Rachelle Brown
Rachel Pidherny

(1986-07-09) July 9, 1986
Curling clubSaville SC,
Edmonton, AB
SkipChelsea Carey
ThirdSarah Wilkes
SecondDana Ferguson
LeadRachelle Brown
AlternateJill Officer
Hearts appearances3 (2014, 2015, 2019)
World Championship
1 (2019)
Top CTRS ranking2nd (2014-15)
Grand Slam victories3 (Masters, 2014; Tour Challenge, 2016, 2017)

Born in Smithers, British Columbia, Brown moved to Edmonton c. 2006. As a university curler, she represented the University of Alberta at four CIS/CCA Curling Championships. Brown first represented her new province at the 2009 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, playing lead for Team Alberta, skipped by Tom Appelman. The team had a less than successful tournament, going 3-8, but Brown had the best percentage among leads in the tournament, and was named to the First All-Star team.

Brown played for a number of skips before joining the Sweeting rink in 2011. She played with Joanne Delanoy from 2008 to 2009, Diane Foster and Casey Scheidegger from 2009 to 2010 and for Bobbie Sauder and Dana Ferguson from 2010 to 2011. Brown played in her first provincial championships in 2011 with Ferguson, finishing fourth. She returned in 2012 with Sweeting, finishing 4th again. In 2013, the team missed the playoffs but were the champions at the 2014 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts. They represented Alberta at the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, losing in the final. The team became repeat Alberta champions when they won the 2015 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The team played in the 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, finishing with a 3-4 record.

2014-15 would be the best season to date for the Sweeting rink, as they won the 2014 Masters of Curling and the 2014 Canada Cup of Curling in addition to winning their second provincial title.

Personal life

Brown works as a teacher with Black Gold Regional Schools. She is married,[2] and has one child.[3]


  1. "World Curling Tour - Powered by CurlingZone".
  2. 2017 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials Media Guide
  3. 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup Media Guide: Rachel Brown
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