Jamie Sinclair, a member of the Charlotte Curling Association, has been selected to USA Curling’s High Performance Team for 2015-16. She also was part of the program in 2014-15.
Sinclair was selected based on her performance at a combine May 16-19 at USA Curling’s National Training Center in Blaine, Minn. Athletes were assessed on technical, tactical, physical and mental skills on and off the ice.
Sinclair will now attend a training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., as well as additional camps this summer to prepare for the season.
“The opportunity to play at the highest level is something I take very seriously,” Sinclair said Wednesday. “I am truly thankful, and could not be more excited to get this season underway and pursue my dream of competing at the Olympics.”
Sinclair was on the Carleton Ravens team that won the Canadian National Women’s University Championship in 2014. She lives and trains in Ottawa, Canada. Her long-time association with the Charlotte Curling Association has been mutually beneficial.
“The CCA embraced me very early in my curling career,” she said. “It was the first U.S. club where I played, and I felt immediately at home. The people, energy and enthusiasm of the Charlotte Club makes it a joy to come back to participate in (tournaments) and help out.”
“Jamie is an important part of the Charlotte Curling Association family,” club president Steve McKee said. “She visits on a regular basis and has been instrumental in helping our group of curlers become better. We have enjoyed watching her compete on the international stage and offer our support as she trains in hopes of making the 2018 Olympic team.”