Team Laura Walker

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Team Profile

Hometown: Edmonton, AB | Twitter: @TeamLWalker

Skip Third Second Lead
skip
Laura
Walker
third
Cathy
Overton-Clapham
second
Lori
Olson-Johns
lead
Laine
Peters
Birthdate: Nov. 19, 1990
Birthplace: Toronto, ON
Resides: Edmonton, AB
Birthdate: July 19, 1969
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Birthdate: Nov. 24, 1976
Birthplace: Toronto, ON
Resides: Edmonton, AB
Birthdate: March 24, 1970
Birthplace: Carrot River, SK
Resides: Calgary, AB
- World junior silver medallist (2010)
- Canadian junior gold medallist (2010)
- Two-time Canadian university championship gold medallist (2011 & 2012)
- Canadian Open champion (2018)
- Four-time Players’ Championship winner (2006, 2007, 2009 & 2016)
- Masters champion (2014)
- World championship gold medallist (2008)
- World championship silver medallist (1995)
- World championship bronze medallist (2010)
- Five-time Tournament of Hearts champion (1995, 2005, 2008, 2009 & 2010)
- Seven-time Manitoba provincial champion (1991, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008 & 2011)
- World junior bronze medallist (1990)
- Canadian junior champion (1989)
- Two-time Tour Challenge Tier 1 champion (2016 & 2017)
- Tournament of Hearts silver medallist (2015)
- Three-time Alberta Scotties champion (2005, 2006 & 2015)
- Canadian Open champion (2018)
- World Championship gold medallist (2001)
- World Championship silver medallist (2003)
- World Championship bronze medallist (2012)
- Six-time Tournament of Hearts champion (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2012 & 2016)
- Two-time Alberta provincial champion (2012 & 2016)
- Three-time Nova Scotia provincial champion (2000, 2004 & 2008)

Team Bio

Laura Walker (nee Crocker) has returned to her skip roots for the 2018-19 season with an all-new team after playing third during the previous cycle with Team Carey and Team Rocque. Walker is also making a name for herself in the mixed doubles realm winning the national title and world bronze medal in 2018 with Kirk Muyres.

Cathy Overton-Clapham’s Hall-of-Fame career includes successful stints as skip and vice (and as a super spare). She won her first Tournament of Hearts and a silver medal at the worlds playing for Connie Laliberte in 1995. Overton-Clapham won four Tournament of Hearts titles plus world gold and world bronze medals and three Players’ Championship trophies with Jennifer Jones. The “super spare” title came when she helped Team Sweeting (Masters 2014) and Team Muirhead (Players’ Championship 2016) capture Grand Slams and also assisted Team Tirinzoni to back-to-back Grand Slam finals (Boost National 2016 and Meridian Canadian Open 2017).

Overton-Clapham joined Team Carey for the 2017-18 season and claimed the Meridian Canadian Open.

Lori-Olson Johns served as the third for Team Sweeting during the past Olympic cycle. She joined the club right after Overton-Clapham had subbed during the 2014 Masters. Olson-Johns fit right in helping them win the 2014 Canada Cup. Olson-Johns earned back-to-back Tour Challenge Tier 1 titles with the team in 2016 and 2017 and also collected the GSOC Bonus Cup for 2016-17 as the season champions in the series.

Laine Peters was the alternate for legend Colleen Jones’s team during their stellar run winning four Tournament of Hearts and a world championship. After relocating from Nova Scotia to Alberta, Peters joined Heather Nedohin at lead in 2010 and earned an additional Canadian title plus a world bronze medal in 2012. When Nedohin stepped back from competitive curling, Chelsea Carey took the reins with Peters grabbing yet another Scotties Tournament of Hearts championship in 2016. Peters captured her first Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title with Team Carey at the 2018 Meridian Canadian Open.


2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Princess Auto Elite 10
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin Fleury W 4-3
Round Robin Jones L 1-4
Round Robin Carey W 3-2
Round Robin Tirinzoni L 2-4
Quarterfinals Tirinzoni L 1-3
Canadian Beef Masters
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin Sinclair L 6-7
Round Robin Fujisawa W 7-6
Round Robin Hasselborg L 4-6
Round Robin Scheidegger W 6-4
Tiebreaker Fleury L 2-9
Tour Challenge Tier 1
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin McCarville W 8-2
Round Robin Fleury L 3-8
Round Robin Robertson W 5-4
Round Robin Scheidegger L 4-6
Quarterfinals Homan L 3-5