Susan O'Connor

Susan O'Connor (born May 3, 1977) is a Canadian curler from Calgary, Alberta. She is an Olympic silver medallist.

Susan O'Connor
Born (1977-05-03) May 3, 1977
Team
Curling clubCalgary CC,
Calgary, AB
SkipCasey Scheidegger
ThirdCary-Anne McTaggart
SecondJessie Scheidegger
LeadKristie Moore
AlternateSusan O'Connor
Career
Hearts appearances6 (2007, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
World Championship
appearances
1 (2016)
World Mixed Doubles Championship
appearances
1 (2008)
Olympic
appearances
1 (2010)
Top CTRS ranking4th (2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09)
Grand Slam victories1 (Players': 2010)

Curling career

In 2000, O'Connor played third for Kevin Koe at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship. The team, which also included Greg Northcott and Lawnie MacDonald, won the championship.

In 2007, O'Connor won her first provincial championship playing third for Cheryl Bernard, and represented Team Alberta at the 2007 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. They again represented Alberta at the Scotties in 2009.

At the 2008 Canadian Mixed Championship, O'Connor played third for Dean Ross, and won her second Mixed title with team mates Tim Krassman and Susan Wright. O'Connor and Ross represented Canada at the 2008 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship as a result, and finished in fifth place.

With Team Bernard, O'Connor played in the Roar of the Rings Olympic Trials for the much coveted Olympic spot, winning the tournament. O'Connor represented Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, winning the Silver medal in the exciting final match versus Sweden.[1]

On February 8, 2011, it was announced that the Bernard team would disband at the end of the 2010–2011 season.[2] O'Connor, however, remained with Bernard, who added Lori Olson-Johns and Jennifer Sadleir to the team.[3]

In 2012 Shannon Aleksic replaced Sadleir at lead. At the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts O'Connor and Team Bernard won the silver medal, losing to Valerie Sweeting's team in the final.

At the 2016 World Women's Championship O'Connor played as alternate for Chelsea Carrey's team. The team finished 4th, losing to Russia in the bronze medal match.[4]

Personal life

O'Connor is employed as a respiratory therapist at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. O'Connor also won the Calgary women's CPR championship in 2008 and 2009. She is married to fellow curler Todd Brick and has one child.[5]

Teams

Season Skip Third Second Lead Events
2004–05Cheryl BernardSusan O'ConnorJody McNabbKaren Russ
2005–06Cheryl BernardSusan O'ConnorCarolyn DarbyshireCori Bartel
2006–07Cheryl BernardSusan O'ConnorCarolyn DarbyshireCori Bartel2007 STOH
2007–08Cheryl BernardSusan O'ConnorCarolyn DarbyshireCori Bartel
2008–09Cheryl BernardSusan O'ConnorCarolyn DarbyshireCori Bartel2009 STOH
2009–10Cheryl BernardSusan O'ConnorCarolyn DarbyshireCori Bartel2009 COCT, 2010 OG
2010–11Cheryl BernardSusan O'ConnorCarolyn DarbyshireCori Morris
2011–12Cheryl BernardSusan O'ConnorLori Olson-JohnsJennifer Sadleir
2012–13Cheryl BernardSusan O'ConnorLori Olson-JohnsShannon Aleksic
2013–14Cheryl BernardSusan O'ConnorLori Olson-JohnsShannon Aleksic
2014–15Susan O'ConnorLawnie MacDonaldDenise KinghornCori Morris

Grand Slam record

Key
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 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Autumn Gold SF Q F QF QF QF QF Q Q
Colonial Square N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Q DNP
Masters N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A DNP DNP
Canadian Open N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Players' SF SF SF C QF DNP DNP DNP

Former events

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
Wayden Transportation QF Q SF N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sobeys Slam N/A Q Q N/A DNP N/A N/A
Manitoba Lotteries Q SF QF QF Q SF SF

References

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20100120071700/http://www.worldcurling.org/teams-for-vancouver-2010. Archived from the original on January 20, 2010. Retrieved February 1, 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "Olympic medallist Bernard forms new team with O'Connor". Tsn.ca. 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  3. Hutchinson, Cam. "Russia topples Canada to win 2016 Ford Worlds bronze". Curling Canada. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  4. http://www.curling.ca/2016scotties/files/2016/02/SCOTTIES-FRI-ALL.pdf
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