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Rachel Catherine Homan
Born(1989-04-05) April 5, 1989 (age 24)


Ottawa, Ontario
Team
Curling clubOttawa CC, Ottawa
SkipRachel Homan
ThirdEmma Miskew
SecondAlison Kreviazuk
LeadLisa Weagle
AlternateHeather Smith-Dacey
KitRachelhomankit.png
Career
Hearts appearances2 (2011, 2013)
World Championship


appearances
1 (2013)
Top CCA ranking1st (2012-13)
Grand Slam victories2 (Masters, 2012, 2013)
Rachel Catherine Homan (born April 5, 1989 in Ottawa) is a Canadian curler from Orleans, Ontario. Homan is a former Canadian Junior Champion and was the skip of the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts championship team.

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      Career

      Bantam and Junior (2003-2010)

      Homan began her dominance in the sport when she was bantam aged, winning four straight provincial bantam championships from 2003 to 2006. She had won four championships while no other curler had won even twice.

      Homan's first two years at the junior level were somewhat disappointing, as her top-rated team failed to win a provincial championship. In 2007, her team lost the provincial final to Hollie Nicol's rink. In 2008, her team lost in the final to Danielle Inglis. However, these losses were amended by a provincial junior championship in 2009, earning her team a berth at the 2009 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. At the Canadian Juniors, she skipped the Ontario team to a 10-2 record after the round robin, giving her rink a bye to the final. However, she would lose to the defending champion Kaitlyn Lawes rink from Manitoba in the final. Homan won the 2010 provincial championship and went on to represent Ontario at the 2010 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. At the 2010 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, Rachel Homan, with Emma Miskew, Laura Crocker, and Lynn Kreviazuk won the Junior National Title in dramatic fashion by completing the event with an undefeated record of 13 wins and 0 losses - only the fourth women's team to do so. The team represented Canada at the 2010 World Junior Curling Championships in Flims, Switzerland. The team dominated the tournament, losing just their final round robin game. However, the team came up short in the final, losing to Sweden.

      At the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon, Homan skipped her Ontario rink to a gold medal. (See Curling at the 2007 Canada Games.)

      Prior to graduating from juniors in 2010, Homan's junior team was too young to participate in Scotties Tournament of Hearts playdowns, but this did not stop her from participating in Women's World Curling Tour events. Homan's top accomplishments in the tour have included winning two straight Southwestern Ontario Women's Charity Cashspiels. In 2007, she defeated then-World Champion Jennifer Jones, and in 2008 she beat the Chinese national team, skipped by Wang Bingyu. Her team earned $11,000 for each win. In 2009, she won the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic, winning $5,500 for her team. Later that year, her team participated in the Canadian Olympic Curling Pre-Trials, where her team finished with a record of three wins and three losses, and therefore not qualifying for the "Roar of the Rings", Canada's Olympic Trials.

      In 2009, her rink was named the World Curling Tour's "rookie team of the year."

      Early women's (2010-2012)

      In her first year of eligibility, the Homan rink qualified and won the 2011 Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts. At the 2011 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Homan skipped the Ontario team to a 4th place finish. She finished the round robin in 3rd place, and lost in the bronze medal game to Nova Scotia's Heather Smith-Dacey after previously beating her in the 3 vs. 4 game. A semi-final loss to Saskatchewan's Amber Holland eliminated her from the finals.

      In April 2011, Homan played third for her brother Mark, and won the 2012 Ontario Mixed Championship. The team which also consists of Brian Fleischhaker and teammate Alison Kreviazuk represented Ontario at the 2012 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship which was played in November 2011. The team finished with an 8-5 record and out of the playoffs.

      Also in April 2011, Homan's women's team made it to her first Grand Slam final of her career, when she lost to Jennifer Jones in the final of the 2011 Players' Championship. Later that year she would play in her first Canada Cup where her team finished with a 2-4 record.

      Homan once again qualified for the provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 2012. Her team went undefeated throughout the round robin. However, the team would be bested in the final by Tracy Horgan's rink from Sudbury. Homan, who was up one with hammer, missed a draw to the button to clinch the victory on her final rock. Instead, she gave up two and lost.

      Scotties champions and world bronze medalists (2012-2013)

      The 2012-13 curling season has been Homan's most successful to date on the World Curling Tour. In her first Grand Slam event of the season, the 2012 Curlers Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic, her team lost to Sherry Middaugh in the final. In the second Grand Slam event of the season, the 2012 Manitoba Lotteries Women's Curling Classic, Homan's rink once again lost in the final, this time to Stefanie Lawton. The team lost in the semi-final of the third Slam, the 2012 Colonial Square Ladies Classic but followed it up with her first ever Grand Slam victory at the 2012 Masters of Curling where she beat Chelsea Carey in the final. Outside of the Grand Slams, Homan won her 2nd Royal LePage OVCA Women's Fall Classic of her career. Later in the season, she qualified for her second Scotties Tournament of Hearts by going undefeated at the 2013 Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Homan began the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts by winning the Ford Hot Shots skills competition. The Homan rink tore through the competition representing Ontario at the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Kingston, Ontario. The team lost just one game, to Manitoba's Jennifer Jones. This gave the rink a 10-1 record, 2nd behind Manitoba who went undefeated. However in their first playoff game against Jones, the Homan rink made amends by defeating Jones 8-5. This put the Homan team in the final, where they faced Jones once again, and this time would beat them again, by a score of 9-6. With the win, the Homan rink becomes the first Ottawa-based team to win the Canadian women's curling championship. The win earned Homan and her team the right to represent Canada at the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship in Riga, Latvia. At the World championships, the Homan rink led Canada to an 8-3 round robin finish, which put them in third place. In the playoffs, they beat the United States (skipped by Erika Brown) in the 3 vs. 4 game, but they then lost to Scotland (skipped by Eve Muirhead in the semi-final, after Homan missed her last shot of the game, jamming a double takeout. After the loss, Homan would go on to beat the Americans once again, this time in the bronze medal game. The Homan rink wrapped up the season by losing in the quarter final of the 2013 Players' Championship.

      2013-present

      The defending Canadian champion Homan rink had a less successful season in 2013-14. The team failed to win World Curling Tour event until winning the 2013 Masters, where she beat Muirhead in the final. Up until this point, Muirhead's rink had Homan's number, having also defeated her team in the semi-finals of the 2013 Curlers Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic. Having made the playoffs in every Grand Slam event in 2012-13, the team failed to miss the playoffs at the 2013 Colonial Square Ladies Classic.

      Homan's success over the last couple of seasons qualified her team for an automatic entry at the 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials. At the Trials, the team sneaked into the playoffs with a 4-3 round robin record, which was good enough for second place. However, in the semi-final of the event, the team would be defeated by Sherry Middaugh, ending the team's 2014 Olympic hopes.

      Personal life

      Homan attended Cairine Wilson Secondary School and is a graduate of the University of Ottawa. She presently works as a personal trainer for GoodLife Fitness.

      Year by year statistics

      YearTeamPositionEventFinishRecordPct.*
      2003Homan (RCC)SkipOntario Bantam1stN/A-
      2003Bushfield (CVCC)ThirdOntario Bantam Mixed1stN/A-
      2004Homan (CVCC)SkipOntario Bantam1stN/A-
      2005Homan (CVCC)SkipOntario Bantam1stN/A-
      2006Homan (CVCC)SkipOntario Bantam1stN/A-
      2006Homan (CVCC)SkipOntario Winter Games1stN/A-
      2007Homan (CVCC)SkipOntario Juniors3rdN/A-
      2007Ontario (Homan)SkipCanada Winter Games1st7-0-
      2008Homan (OCC)SkipOntario Juniors2nd5-4-
      2009Homan (OCC)SkipOntario Juniors1st8-0-
      2009Ontario (Homan)SkipCanadian Juniors2nd10-380
      2009Homan (OCC)SkipOlympic Pre-Q5th3-375
      2010Homan (OCC)SkipOntario Juniors1st7-1-
      2010Ontario (Homan)SkipCanadian Juniors1st13-084
      2010Canada (Homan)SkipWorld Juniors2nd9-2-
      2011Homan (OCC)SkipOntario STOH1st10-1-
      2011Ontario (Homan)Skip2011 STOH4th9-579
      2012**M. Homan (RCC)ThirdOntario Mixed1st7-3-
      2012**Ontario (M. Homan)Third(Canadian Mixed)6th8-575
      2011Homan (OCC)SkipCanada Cup4th2-479
      2012Homan (OCC)SkipOntario STOH2nd10-1-
      2013Homan (OCC)SkipOntario STOH1st11-0-
      2013Ontario (Homan)Skip2013 STOH1st12-183
      2013Canada (Homan)Skip2013 WCC3rd9-482
      2013HomanSkip2013 COCT3rd4-479
      Scotties Tournament of Hearts Totals21-681
      World Championship Totals9-482
      Olympic Curling Trial Totals4-479
      * Round robin only ** Event occurred in the 2011 calendar year, but was billed as the 2012 edition.

      Teams

      SeasonSkipThirdSecondLeadNotes
      2002-03Rachel HomanEmma MiskewAlison KreviazukNikki Johnston
      2003-04Rachel HomanEmma MiskewAlison KreviazukNikki Johnston
      2004-05Rachel HomanEmma MiskewAlison KreviazukNikki Johnston
      2005-06Rachel HomanEmma MiskewLynn KreviazukJamie SinclairTeam qualified for the 2007 Canada Games
      2006-07Rachel HomanEmma MiskewAlison KreviazukNikki JohnstonFor the Canada Games team, see previous season
      2007-08Rachel HomanEmma MiskewAlison KreviazukLynn Kreviazuk
      2008-09Rachel HomanEmma MiskewAlison KreviazukLynn Kreviazuk
      2009-10Rachel HomanEmma MiskewAlison KreviazukLynn KreviazukLaura Crocker for A. Kreviazuk in junior events
      2010-11Rachel HomanEmma MiskewAlison KreviazukLisa WeagleAlternate Sherry Middaugh for Scotties
      2011-12Rachel HomanEmma MiskewAlison KreviazukLisa Weagle
      2012-13Rachel HomanEmma MiskewAlison KreviazukLisa WeagleAlternate Stephanie LeDrew for Scotties
      2013-14Rachel HomanEmma MiskewAlison KreviazukLisa WeagleAlternate Heather Smith for Olympic Trials

      Grand Slam record

      Key
      CChampion
      FLost in Final
      SFLost in Semifinal
      QFLost in Quarterfinals
      R16Lost in the round of 16
      QDid not advance to playoffs
      DNPDid not participate in event
      N/ANot a Grand Slam event that season
      Event2008–092009–102010–112011–122012–132013–14
      Autumn GoldDNPDNPDNPQFSF
      Manitoba Liquor & LotteriesDNPDNPQQFDNP
      MastersN/AN/AN/AN/ACC
      Colonial SquareN/AN/AN/AN/ASFQ
      Players'QFDNPFDNPQF

      Former events

      Event2008–092009–102010–11
      Wayden TransportationSFN/AN/A
      Sobeys SlamDNPN/AQ
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