Debbie McCormick

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Debbie McCormick
Curler
Team USA - Debbie McCormick.jpg
Team
Curling club Madison CC
Madison
Skip Erika Brown
Third Debbie McCormick
Second Jessica Schultz
Lead Ann Swisshelm
Alternate Sarah Anderson
Career
World Championship
appearances
9 (1996, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013)

Deborah "Debbie" McCormick (born January 8, 1974, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, as Debbie Henry) is an American curler from Rio, Wisconsin. Although born in Canada, McCormick moved to Madison, Wisconsin, when she was very young. Both her parents are Canadian.

Career[edit]

McCormick had an impressive junior career, winning two silvers and a bronze at various World Junior Curling Championships. As an adult, played in two World Championships: as an alternate in 1996 for Lisa Schoeneberg's silver medal winning team, and in 2001 she was a third for Kari Erickson's sixth place team.

McCormick skipped the United States to a World Championship in 2003. She defeated Canada, skipped by Colleen Jones, in the final. It was the first time the US had won a World Championships in women's curling and was McCormick's first international tournament as a skip. She returned to the Worlds in 2006 and won silver. McCormick defended her 2006 US title in 2007 by defeating Cassandra Johnson's rink 9–3. She went on to win the 2008 & 2009 National Championships/Olympic Trials.

Allison Pottinger (left) with Debbie McCormick (right) at the 2010 Winter Olympics

McCormick has also participated in three Olympic games. At the 1998 Winter Olympics, she played second for Schoeneberg's fifth place team and at the 2002 Winter Olympics she played third for Erickson's fourth place team. She skipped the US Women's Olympic Team at the 2010 Winter Olympics, finishing 10th. She joined Erika Brown's rink in 2012, and after their win at the 2013 United States Women's Curling Championship, Brown and her team were qualified to participate at the 2014 United States Olympic Curling Trials.[1] They finished first in the round robin standings and defeated former teammate Allison Pottinger in a best-of-three series final to clinch the berth to the Olympics.[2]

McCormick posed for Ana Arce's "Fire on Ice" 2007 Team Sponsorship Calendar to promote women's curling.

Teammates[edit]

2003 Winnipeg World Championships

2007 Aomori World Championships
2008 Vernon World Championships
2009 Gangneung World Championships
2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Field set for 2014 US Olympic Team Trials". USA Curling. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Erika Brown rink wins Olympic Team Trials". USA Curling. 16 November 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 

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