Tyler George

Sliding and Sweeping to Victory BioAchievementsMore Tyler George settled into the push blocks, or “hack” on the Curling sheet, took a deep breath, and then launched into his throw in the eighth “end,” or period of the gold medal match in 2018 in PyeongChang.  The rock slid down the 125’ lane, then with his teammates…

Debbie McCormick

The call? Hurry hard. BioAchievementsMore It just seemed natural for Debbie, who’s competed in the Games four times, to gravitate toward curling. Her father, Wally Henry, is an avid curler and won bronze medals in both the 1986 and 1991 World Curling Championships. He introduced her to the sport when she was a child, and…

John Landsteiner

Easier watched, than done. BioAchievementsMore A civil engineer who manages energy pipeline projects across Minnesota and Wisconsin when he’s not throwing 42-pound rocks down the ice, John began participating in curling at an early age. He was introduced to the sport by his father and grandfather. From there, he began competing competitively at local bonspiels…

Jeff Isaacson

Rock throwing is a lot harder than it looks BioAchievementsMore A middle school science teacher when he’s not competing, two-time Winter Games competitor Jeff Isaacson finds throwing rocks—as the polished granite stones used in the sport of curling are called—much more of a challenge than it looks like on TV. “The sport requires a tremendous…

Craig Brown

Eventually, he curled up to it BioAchievementsMore After 30+ years of curling, Craig Brown is still excited about competing at the highest level of his chosen sport. But that wasn’t always the case. In fact, he wasn’t always a fan even though he comes from what is unofficially the “First Family of U.S. Curling.” But…