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Get To Know Team Einarson

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Team Einarson was formed in 2018 with the main goal of composing a team that would have the potential to be Team Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. Former Manitoba skips, Shannon Birchard and Briane Meilleur banded together with another Manitoban skip in Kerri Einarson. The three Manitobans then brought on former Alberta skip Val Sweeting to complete the team. Their first season together they had a lot of success playing in 15 events, qualifying for play-offs in 12, making it to the final in 10 out of those 12 play-off runs, and becoming the champions in 5 out of those 10 finals. The highlight of the season was their first Grand Slam win as a team at the Player's Championship in Toronto where they defeated Sweden's Anna Hasselborg by a score of 5-4. Team Einarson was ranked 2nd in the world after the 2018-2019 season and carries that placement going forward into the 2019-2020 curling season.

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KERRI EINARSON - SKIP

Age: 32
Resides: Gimli, Manitoba
Occupation: Rehabilitation Aide, Betel Home Foundation
Career Highlights:

2019 GSOC Player's Champion
2018 Canada Cup Finalist
2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Finalist
2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Wild Card game Champion
2017 Road to the Roar (Olympic Pretrials) participant
2017 Tier 2 Tour Challenge GSOC Champion
2016 Boost National GSOC Champion
2016 Manitoba Provincial Scotties Champion
2016 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Participant (4th)
Manitoba Provincial Scotties Finalist (2014, 2015, 2019)
2010, 2012, 2014 & 2016 Manitoba Mixed Provincial Champion

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VAL SWEETING - THIRD

Age: 32 - Born: Redvers, SK
Resides: Edmonton, Alberta
Occupation: Case Processing Agent, Immigration Canada
Career Highlights:

2019 GSOC Player's Champion
2018 Canada Cup Finalist
2018 Mixed Doubles Trials Finalist
Roar of the Rings (Olympic Trials) participant (2013 & 2017)
Alberta Provincial Scotties Champion (2010, 2014 & 2015)
Scotties Tournament of Hearts Finalist (2014 & 2015)
Scotties Tournament of Hearts Participant (2010 - 7th)
2015 Canada Cup Finalist
2014 Canada Cup Champion
3 time GSOC Champion (2014, 2016, 2017)
2013 Road to the Roar Champion (Olympic pretrials)

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SHANNON BIRCHARD - SECOND

Age: 25
Resides: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Occupation: Self-Employed
Career Highlights:

2019 GSOC Player's Champion
2018 Canada Cup Finalist
2019 Manitoba Provincial Scottie's Finalist
2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Champion
2018 Mixed Doubles Trials participant
2017 Manitoba Curling Tour Champion
2017 Road to the Roar (Olympic Pretrials)
Participant
2017 Manitoba Mixed Doubles Provincial
Champion
Manitoba Provincial Scotties participant (2016
& 2017)
2015 Manitoba Junior Provincial Finalist
2 time Manitoba Junior Provincial
Champion (2012 & 2013)
Canadian Junior Finalist (2012 & 2013)
2013 Spirit of Sandra Canadian Junior
Curling Scholarship Winner
2012 Manitoba Curling Foundation
Scholarship Winner
2010 Manitoba Winter Games Champion

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BRIANE MEILLEUR - LEAD

Age: 27
Resides: Petersfield, Manitoba
Occupation: CAD Technician, Eurocraft Office Furnishings
Career Highlights:

2019 GSOC Player's Champion
2018 Canada Cup Finalist
2019 Manitoba Provincial Scottie's Finalist
2017 Road to the Roar (Olympic Pretrials) Finalist
2012 Manitoba Junior Finalist
2 time Manitoba Junior Provincial Champion (2010 & 2011)
2011 Canadian Junior Bronze Medalist

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