Christine Jurgenson

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Year Inducted 1994
Category Athlete
Sport Curling

BIOGRAPHY

Christine Jurgenson grew up in St. Catharines, where she played with her sister, Marilyn Bodogh.  She won her first provincial title in 1980.  She skipped Ontario to a 7–5 record at the 1980 Canadian Ladies Curling Association Championship.  In 1983, she played in Alberta, and made her second national championship, playing second for Cathy Shaw.  At the 1983 Scott Tournament of Hearts, the team lost 5–4 to Nova Scotia, skipped by Penny LaRocque.  In 1986, she was back playing with her sister in Ontario, playing second.  They ended up winning the 1986 Scott Tournament of Hearts, defeating the defending champion Linda Moore rink 7-4 in the final.  They won the 1986 World Women’s Curling Championship as Team Canada, defeating Germany’s Andrea Schöpp 12–5 in the final.  Jurgenson moved to British Columbia, and won her first B.C. provincial title there in 1995.  At the 1995 Scott Tournament of Hearts, she played lead for Marla Geiger, and finished with a 6–5 record.  She won her second B.C. provincial title, this time playing lead for Kelley Owen.  The team finished with a 3–8 record, in last place.  It would be her final trip to the Hearts.

Jurgenson won two provincial senior titles, in 2008 (playing lead for Pat Sanders) and again in 2010 as the skip.  In both years, she won the Canadian Senior Curling Championships.  Her 2008 Canadian senior title qualified her for the 2009 World Senior Curling Championships where the team won gold for Canada, defeating Switzerland’s Renate Nedkoff 10-1.

SPORT AFFILIATIONS

  • Canadian Ladies Curling Association
  • Scott Tournament of Hearts
  • Canadian Senior Curling Championships
  • World Senior Curling Championships

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Former World Curler Champion
  • Canadian Senior Champion