Tabitha peterson returns to the Olympics, this time leading a team looking to win the United States’ first medal in women’s curling.
Team Peterson swept a team jumped by Cory christensen at the Olympic Trials finals in Omaha on Saturday night to qualify for the Beijing Winter Games.
Peterson earned his favorite status by competing in the Olympic trials. He went 11-1 in Omaha, six months after winning bronze at the world championship, the first American women’s medal at that tournament in 15 years.
In February, Peterson’s group will seek to reverse recent US Olympic results. The Americans in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 had a combined 9-27, including a pair of last places.
The best of this group was Peterson’s team at PyeongChang. This rink then jumped by Nina roth, had a chance to make the playoffs ahead of her final round robin game, a respectable 9-6 loss to eventual gold medalist Sweden to finish 4-5.
Peterson, a pharmacist, then took over while Roth, a nurse, went on maternity leave.
Roth returned, but Peterson remained captain, winning the 2020 national title and then leading the drought-winning team to the world championships, beating the Olympic champion in the bronze medal match.
PyeongChang Olympian Becca Hamilton and the new addition of the team since 2018, Tara Peterson (Tabitha’s younger sister), completes the list. Tara’s inclusion pushed a full member of the 2018 team Aileen Geving to another location.
Peterson, Roth, Hamilton and Geving have been curling together since June 2016 after USA Curling’s high performance program brought them together.
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