While today we viewed the final game of USA Women’s Curling team, I’d like to take a look at three of the six Olympians who are on the Curling teaam. Two of the older members, Allison Pottinger (37) and Tracy Sachtjen (41), made their Olympic debut this Games. They were both part of the 2009 US. National Championship team as was Skip, Debbie McCormack and other team members. In fact, Tracy was the oldest female Olympian on the 2010 Winter Olympic team and from the neighboring California town of Lodi.
Three of the women are Moms. When looking at the background of Tracy Sachtjen (mother of a boy and girl) his tory with curling goes clear back into the 1980’s. In 1989, She was named Curling Female Athlete of the Year. Her accomplishments are vast.over many years. 1989 to 2009. Allison Pottinger, on the other hand, just received the Us Curling Female of the year in 2008. Allison comes from a curling family, like Debbie,. has two girls, works as a market researcher with an MBA in marketing, and does workouts at lunch and at night after her girls have gone to bed. The last mom of the team whose a mom, Natalie Nicholson (33) gave birst to her daughter, Stella, in 2008. Natalie descibed her Dad and frients has her biggest supporters when she tried out curling. “Once I started playing, I loved it.” Being half Native American, Natalie works as a nurse practitioner in Red Lake, Minnesota, on the reservation her grandmother grew up in. As my husband likes to call me, these big strong women served their country with honor and pride.