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TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Nancy and Mellisa
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:57:57 AM »
Nancy and Mellisa
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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Nancy and Mellisa
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 07:59:35 AM »
Name: Nancy Csabay
Job: Professional Barrel Racer/Horse Trainer
Location: Taber, AB
Pet peeve about your teammate: None!
Instagram: @nancycsabay

Name: Mellisa Hollingsworth
Job: Olympian/Public Speaker/Realtor
Location: Eckville, AB
Pet peeve about your teammate: I’ll have to get back to you on that. I think she’s perfect!
Twitter: @Racer_Mel | Instagram: @Racer_Mel

Nancy and Mellisa met at the Calgary Stampede when Nancy was competing in barrel racing and Mellisa was a commentator. Their shared background in competitive sport gave them a foundation for their friendship, but their relationship is unique as they don’t know each other very well on a personal level. However, both are fearless competitors who love to chase the rush of victory and they see THE AMAZING RACE CANADA as an opportunity to inspire the nation to find their own greatness! Nominated more than 30 times for the Heroes Edition, Nancy is a two-time national barrel racing champion who battled cancer four years ago and inspired everyone around her. It was near that age that her mother was also diagnosed with a fatal bout of cancer. But Nancy has not let that stop her – she doesn’t want to give cancer any more energy than it deserves. She now lives with a greater sense of clarity, joy, and love. Mellisa is a three-time Olympian who won the bronze medal in the women's skeleton event at the Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games. However, her repeat performance at Vancouver 2010, in front of a hometown crowd, was not so successful. After hitting a wall, she placed fifth overall. When she faced the media in tears, she apologized to the country who shared her journey. She felt heartbroken but in the end, she found great purpose and inner strength through this very public defeat. Mellisa remains one of the top skeleton racers in the world, and is still connected with the Canadian Olympic Committee to help train the next generation of Olympians.




Nicknames
Nancy: Nannygoat
Mellisa: Mell

Who is your hero?
Nancy: My mom.
Mellisa: My dad and Marnie McBean.

Dream Destination
Nancy: Africa
Mellisa: Texas

Team Motto
“Long Live Cowgirls!”

What past team do you most associate with?
Kristen and Steph (Season 4) – They played a really smart game.

(all info courtesy CTV/Bell Media)
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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Nancy and Mellisa
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 12:29:08 PM »
That HAS to be Yukon... there was no snow anywhere else!

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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Nancy and Mellisa
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 01:34:44 PM »
Perhaps Squamish, in the mountains?


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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Nancy and Mellisa
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 01:57:01 PM »
Skeleton, same sport as Jon. Mellisa must have knew him long before the race, then, they both competed in Vancouver 2010.

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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Nancy and Mellisa
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 02:01:55 PM »
Perhaps Squamish, in the mountains?

Agreed, this is Squamish!

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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Nancy and Mellisa
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 02:29:55 PM »
It is probably at the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola :)

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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Nancy and Mellisa
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 04:57:03 PM »
Nancy is from Taber, AB. I have a hometown team!

Lived there for 7 years. Might have recognized her but it's been a few years since I moved.

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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Nancy and Mellisa
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 09:20:46 PM »
Sporting heroes!  :conf: :cheer:
I am a TAR nerd.


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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Nancy and Mellisa
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2018, 11:01:49 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/-V4K5cNSDUk" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/-V4K5cNSDUk</a>

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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Nancy and Mellisa
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2018, 12:23:15 AM »
Nancy is 49 and is still competing in her sport.  :bow: Not many women can still do that, I know people of that age who cannot even climb a mountain.