| Date of Birth:
September 29, 1977
Place of Birth: Saskatoon, SK
Residence: Calgary, AB
The year 2005 has been huge for Amy Nixon. In April, she was married to fiance Mike Westlund. In September, the happy couple bought their first house. And finally in December, the third on Shannon Kleibrink's Calgary-based rink earned a berth at the 2006 Turin Games after winning the Canadian Olympic trials with a dramatic 8-7 win over British Columbia in front of a boisterous Halifax crowd.
Nixon, whose father Daryl, is Team Kleibrink's coach, was a second on Kleibrink's historic 2003 team at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championships. Although they did not make the playoffs, it was noteworthy because it was the first time a woman had ever skipped a team at the event.
One year later Nixon, now playing third, was a mainstay on Kleibrink's rink. The quickly gelling team would finally win the Alberta Women's title in 2004.
Kleibrink's rink has also enjoyed some success on the World Curling Tour over the past couple of seasons, finishing seventh overall in 2004-05 thanks to two second-place finishes, and placing near the top of the standings early in 2005-06.
After winning the Olympic trials, Nixon and the rest of her team did some bonding at a tattoo shop where all four women had both the Olympic rings and the Canadian flag permanently inscribed on their ankles.
When not in preparation for the Olympics, the recent law school graduate from the University of Calgary is kept pretty busy articling at a local law firm.
February 24: Kleibrink win good as gold
February 24: Curlers close case in Italy
February 23: Gold beyond the 'brink
February 19: Canadians rocked by minnows Curling
February 18: One win and the gals are in
February 12: Kleibrink's rink drinks with the competition
2006 Curling Coverage