Welcome to Our Rally Campaign
We are Team Schultz, a U.S. Women's curling team with skip Jessica Schultz (Richfield, MN), third Courtney George (Minnetonka, MN), second Jordan Moulton (St. Louis Park, MN), and lead Stephanie Senneker (Perry, MI).
Jessica, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, moved to Minnesota after high school with a dream of becoming an Olympic curler. This dream soon became a reality, as Jess competed in both the 2006 and 2014 Olympics with Teams Cassie Johnson and Erika Brown. Now, she is returning to her roots as a skip to lead Team Schultz with her elite experience. Jessica is a two-time Women's World semi-finalist and 3-time Women's National Champion.
Courtney, who joined Jessica in the 2006 Olympics as alternate with team Johnson, is a long-time friend, competitor, and teammate. Together, they also earned a silver medal in the 2005 Women's Worlds in Paisley, Scotland. Courtney is a 4-time World Junior Championship semi-finalist and was alternate for the first women's U.S. team to ever win a gold medal in a world championship in 2002. Courtney has also played many years of junior and women's curling with Jordan, with the two winning a Junior National title and reaching many Women's National semi-finals together. She is a proud native of Duluth, MN and grew up on the ice in the Duluth Curling Club.
Jordan, another long-time friend of Courtney and Jessica, is a two-time Junior National Champion hailing from Illinois. She began curling as a teenager and was only three weeks into her long curling career when she first played against Jessica (then team Alaska) and Courtney (then team Minnesota) in her first Junior National Championship. She is a 3-time Women's National bronze medalist and is the comic relief and spreadsheet master of the team. Jordan, along with Courtney, earned the bronze medal at the 2013 Olympic Trials, narrowly missing the chance to overcome Jess for the spot in Sochi.
Stephanie became enamoured with the sport of curling while watching the 2006 Olympics. She set out to become a competitor herself, training on arena ice in Michigan. It did not take long for her to realize she had a knack for the sport. Within only a few years, Steph won the Arena National Championship as a skip. She soon broke into Women's competitive curling, playing lead for Olympian and World Champion Debbie McCormick. She has since qualified for two Women's National Championships.
Why We're Raising Funds
We are one of the only women’s teams in the country outside of a funded program that is committing to traveling and training on the women’s curling tour. We have seen a significant drop in women’s competitive curling due to the high demands and expenses of the sport as it moves toward more professional status and continues to aim for Olympic medals. Between bonspiel entry fees, flights, and lodging, we have estimated that our 2016-2017 season will cost $28,000 in addition to the cost of missed work. Despite continuing to work full-time as we compete, curling is nearly a financial impossibility without additional sponsorship.
Join Our Team and Spread the Word!
Throughout our curling careers, we have had incredible support from our families, friends, and fans of curling. We hope that you will share our story and follow us on our journey this season.