Meet Shannon Kleibrink, an Olympic bronze medal winner, Canadian curler. You can find pictures, video, and a Shannon Kleibrink biography here.
Shannon Kleibrink is the skip for her Canadian curling team, which was ranked first in earnings ($66,700), and in total points (239.75) at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season. At matches she directs the sweepers, and always throws the final two shots. Her leadership in 2008, helped bring her team to several victories, including: the CUETS Schmirler Curling Classic, the Twin Anchors Houseboat Cashpiel, and the Trail Appliance Curling Classic.
With 2008 being such an impressive year for Kleibrink, it should be exciting to watch what she is able to accomplish this year.
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She was born on October 7 1968, in Norquay, Saskatchewan. She was a part of the bronze medal winning 2006 Canadian Winter Olympic team, which included: Amy Nixon, Glenys Bakker, Christine Keshen, and Sandra Jenkins.
Recently, her team was defeated at the Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts by Heather Nedohin’s team in the semi-finals. However, she went on to win the 2009 Canada Cup of Curling, triumphing over Marie-France Larouche in the final.
Shannon Kleibrink is currently preparing for the 2009 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, which will be held in Edmonton.