Team USA on the way to Vegas
- Updated: December 13, 2013
Over the past two decades, Erika Brown has become one of the most recognizable figures on the United States women’s competitive curling scene, winning seven gold medals at the national curling championship and making seven appearances in the world championship.
The two-time world silver-medallist skipped her team of Debbie McCormick, Jessica Schultz and Ann Swisshelm at last year’s world championship, losing tight matches to Team Canada’s Rachel Homan in both the 3 vs. 4 Page playoff and the bronze medal game.
Brown and Homan will be teammates on the Team North America roster for the 2014 World Financial Group Continental Cup, Jan. 16-19 in Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena – where they will face Team World in the Ryder Cup-style competition.
The Brown foursome is one of a number of teams in the field that will be tuning up their games for the biggest championship of all in February. Brown, curling out of the Madison Curling Club, earned the right to represent the country in Sochi with a victory over Allison Pottinger in the playoffs of the 2013 United States Olympic Curling Trials.
Brown competed in the 1998 Olympics as part of the Lisa Schoeneberg team. McCormick appeared in the 2002 Olympics, along with lead Swisshelm, and skipped Team USA at the 2010 Games in Vancouver.
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