Jared Zezel

Fitter, tougher, and tested BioAchievementsMore As the youngest member of the US curling team at the 2014 Sochi Games, Minnesota-native Jared Zezel has set his sights on continuing to compete at an elite level while learning from every game and improving his skills while being part of the team. In fact, he was so passionate…

John Shuster

Conditioned to win BioAchievementsMore Like many of his teammates on the US curling team, John Shuster was raised by a family that enjoyed curling. Now a three-time Winter Games competitor, he’s focused on earning another medal to add to his bronze—the only one the US has ever won in the sport at the Games—and winning…

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…

Erika Brown

30 years of curling it just right BioAchievementsMore Erika Brown competed in curling at her first Winter games at the tender age of 15, and she just keeps coming back for more. Prior to becoming an elite curler on ice, Erika made a name for herself on the green grass of golf. She was Wisconsin…

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…