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Natalie & Meaghan
NatalieMeaghan
Team Profile
Members Natalie Spooner
Meaghan Mikkelson
Age 23 (Natalie)
29 (Meaghan)
Hometown Scarborough, Ontario (Natalie)
St. Albert, Alberta (Meaghan)
Relation Teammates
Occupation Member of Canada's National
Women's Hockey Team (Forward) (Natalie)
Member of Canada's National
Women's Hockey Team (Defense) (Meaghan)

The Amazing Race Canada 2

Legs Competed 12
Legs Won 7
Placement 2nd
Average Position 1.83
Roadblock Count Natalie: 7
Meaghan: 7
Countries raced Flag of Canada Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Macau Flag of France.svg
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Natalie Spooner & Meaghan Mikkelson are a team of Teammates on the 2nd season of The Amazing Race Canada.

Profile

Natalie

  • Age: 23
  • Occupation: Member of Canada's National Women's Hockey Team (Forward)
  • Current City: Scarborough, Ont.
  • Hometown: Scarborough, Ont.
  • Strengths: Physically fit, energetic, positive
  • Fears/Phobias: Feet
  • Favourite Travel Destination: Scotland
  • Pet Peeve about Teammate: "Sometimes she likes too much control."

Meaghan

  • Age: 29
  • Occupation: Member of Canada's National Women's Hockey Team (Defence)
  • Current City: Calgary, Alta.
  • Hometown: Regina, Sask. and St. Albert, Alta.
  • Strengths: Physically fit, detail-oriented, calm under pressure
  • Fears/Phobias: Bugs
  • Favourite Travel Destination: Hawaii
  • Pet Peeve about Teammate: "She does not always pay attention to details."

Natalie and Meaghan met as members of Canada's National Women's Hockey Team in 2008 at training camp where Meaghan, a hockey player since age seven, took new recruit, Natalie, under her wing. As Olympic and World Champions, these two elite athletes have faced many challenges and bested many rival nations as part of the Canadian hockey team. The pair recently won gold with the women's team at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. This duo will not accept second place and will be fierce competition for other racers.

POTENTIAL ROADBLOCK: Meaghan played the gold medal game in Sochi with a broken hand, which gives a sense of the toughness they are bringing to the starting line. She has since had surgery which might affect her physically in the challenges. Both understand what it takes to win and more importantly, what it takes to work as a team. Meaghan tends to let stress and hard work rule her life, which is where Natalie's friendship comes in handy. Natalie brings out the youthful silliness in Meaghan, a release she often needs. "Although we may not be related, our relationship is similar to sisters," said Natalie. "We may bicker at one another at times, but we move on quickly from that because we understand each other and love one another like sisters." "We also think that we may be underestimated as females," said Meaghan, Winning 'The Amazing Race Canada' will extend their Olympic dream and allow them to devote their time to the sport they love. Hockey is not as lucrative a career for women as it is for men who play professionally, and their significant investment in training is both physical and financial. These determined women are passionate ambassadors of the sport and want to continue building support for the game.

  • Motto: "One clue at a time." "Unity in adversity." – Motto for 2014 Olympic Team

The Amazing Race Canada 2

Race History

Natalie & Meaghan's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Alberta → British Columbia No Detour Natalie 1 of 11 [1]
Meaghan
2 2 British Columbia Sharp Knives / Sharp Eyes Natalie 1 of 10
3 3 British Columbia → Hong Kong Kung Fu Master / Master Chef Meaghan 1 of 9ϵ [2]
4 4 Hong Kong → Macau Stamp It / Stomp It Natalie 1 of 8
5 5 Macau → Yukon Make Your Bed / Ride a Sled Meaghan 3 of 8
6 6 Yukon → Manitoba Puck It / Pinch It Natalie 5 of 7
7 7 Manitoba → France Show It / Tell It Meaghan 1 of 6
8 8 France Haute Couture / Plat Du Jour Natalie 1 of 6
9 9 France → Quebec Flamed / Grilled Meaghan 3 of 5
10 10 Quebec → Prince Edward Island Mussel / Mass Meaghan 2 of 5
11 11 Prince Edward Island → New Brunswick By Land / By Sea Natalie 1 of 4
12 12 New Brunswick → Ontario No Detour Natalie 2 of 3 [3]
Meaghan
Average 1.83
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist




Notes:
1: Leg 1 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Natalie & Meaghan used their Express Pass to bypass the Detour on Leg 3.
3: Leg 12 also featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • Highest average placing for an all-female team, 1.83
  • Most legs won by a female team in a single race, 7 legs.

Canada

  • First team to win 4 consecutive legs.
  • First all-female to win the Express Pass.
  • First team that was won the Express Pass to use it.
  • Most legs won in a season, 7 legs.
  • First all-female team to finish in 2nd place.
  • Highest average placing team to complete at 1.83.

Post-Race Life

  • At the After Show, Natalie & Meaghan were voted the Fan Favourite team in an online poll, winning a year of free fuel.
  • In March 2015, Meaghan and her husband Scott announced that they are currently expecting a child, due in September 2015.[1]
    • On September 27, Meaghan gave birth to a boy named Calder. This name was chosen through a contest held on Twitter.[2]

Social Media Profiles


References

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