Brianne McLaughlin

The puck stops here BioAchievementsMore Brianne McLaughlin is right at home on the ice, having started skating in Ohio at age 5. As a college goalie for the Robert Morris University Colonials, she stopped 3,809 of the 4,188 shots she faced, recording a .910 save average. In 2010-11, Brianne was drafted by the Burlington Barracudas…

Megan Bozek

The best defense is good offense BioAchievementsMore As one of the top-scoring defensewomen on both her University of Minnesota Golden Gophers college team and in the national collegiate rankings, Illinois-born Megan was also the team’s captain. A silver medalist in the 2014 Sochi Games, she’s focused on winning gold and aspires to play for the…

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…

Tracy Barnes

Sacrifice comes in many forms BioAchievementsMore Although she’s technically five minutes younger than twin sister, Lanny, biathlete Tracy Barnes has always played the role of older sister. “Tracy is tough as nails and nothing ever gets to her,” said Lanny, who also competes in the grueling sport that combines arduous cross-country skiing with accurate rifle…

Lanny Barnes

Ski fast. Shoot straight. BioAchievementsMore Colorado native Lanny Barnes represented her country in the biathlon at both the 2006 and 2010 Games, and thanks to her identical twin sister the 2014 Games in Sochi was her third chance at a medal. The short story? Both the sisters compete in the sport, which combines cross-country skiing…