Vicky Wright

Victoria Wright[1] (born May 18, 1993) is a Scottish curler from Stirling. She currently plays lead on Team Eve Muirhead.

Vicky Wright
Born (1993-05-18) May 18, 1993
Team
Curling clubLeswalt CC, Leswalt, Scotland
SkipEve Muirhead
ThirdLauren Gray
SecondJennifer Dodds
LeadVicky Wright
Career
World Championship
appearances
1 (2018)
European Championship
appearances
2 (2018, 2019)

Career

Before playing for Muirhead, Wright curled for Hannah Fleming. She was the alternate for Scotland at the 2013 World Junior Curling Championships where the team won a silver medal.[2] She won the 2018 Scottish Women's Curling Championship as lead for Fleming to qualify for her first World Championship.[3] At the 2018 World Women's Curling Championship, the team struggled, finishing the round robin with a 5-7 record.[4]

For the 2018–19 season, Wright joined team Muirhead as the alternate. She played for the team at the first leg of the 2018–19 Curling World Cup as Muirhead had a hip injury.[5] They finished in sixth with a 2-4 record.[6] She played in her first European Curling Championships at the 2018 European Curling Championships. There, the team had a disappointing performance, finishing with a 4-5 record, missing the playoffs.[7] At the 2019 Scottish Women's Curling Championships, the team qualified for the final but lost to Sophie Jackson 11-7.[8] Wright also played in the International Mixed Doubles Dumfries that season with Craig Waddell where they lost in the quarterfinals.[9] To finish off the season, they won the 2019 WCT Arctic Cup.[10]

The following season, Wright replaced Vicki Chalmers on the team due to Chalmers stepping away from competitive curling. The team won their first event of the 2019–20 season, the 2019 Cameron's Brewing Oakville Fall Classic.[11] They qualified for the playoffs at their next two events, the 2019 Stu Sells Oakville Tankard and the 2019 AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic. Their next event was a month later where they lost the C qualifier game at the 2019 Curlers Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic to Kim Eun-jung. The following week, they had a quarterfinal finish at the 2019 Canad Inns Women's Classic.

Personal life

Wright studied nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University, and works as a staff nurse. She is in a relationship with fellow curler Greg Drummond.[12]

References

  1. https://world-curling-federation.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/pdf-documents/competition-CUR_1920_ECCA/2019-11-15-201103906Women's%20Entry%20List%20by%20Country.pdf
  2. "2013 World Junior Curling Championship". World Curling Federation. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  3. "2018 Scottish Women's Curling Championship Final Match Report". Scottish Curling. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  4. "2018 World Women's Curling Championship". World Curling Federation. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  5. "Perthshire Curler Eve Muirhead to undergo surgery". Daily Record. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  6. "2018–19 Curling World Cup – First Leg Teams". Curling World Cup. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  7. "2018 European Curling Championship". World Curling Federation. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  8. "2019 Scottish Women's Curling Championship". Curlingzone. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  9. "Wright/Waddell 2019 International Mixed Doubles Dumfries". Curlingzone. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  10. "WCT Arctic Curling Cup finished in Dudinka, Russia". Arctic Cup. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  11. "2019 Cameron's Brewing Oakville Fall Classic". World Curling Tour. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  12. British Curling Profile
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