Erika Brown

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Erika Brown
Curler
Erika Brown.jpg
Born (1973-01-25) January 25, 1973 (age 44)
Madison, Wisconsin
Team
Curling club Madison CC,
Madison, WI
Skip Erika Brown
Third Allison Pottinger
Second Nicole Joraanstad
Lead Natalie Nicholson
Alternate Tabitha Peterson
Career
World Championship
appearances
8 (1995, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2016)
Olympic
appearances
3 (1988, 1998, 2014)

Erika Brown (born January 25, 1973 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American curler, currently residing in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.[1] She started curling in 1980 and throws right-handed.[2]

Career[edit]

As a 15-year-old, Brown represent the United States at the 1988 Winter Olympics when curling was a demonstration event. Brown played third on the team, skipped by Lisa Schoeneberg, and the team finished 5th. Brown then had a successful junior career, representing the United States at six (1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994) World Junior Curling Championships, winning silver in 1992 and 1993 and a bronze in 1993.

Erika Brown has participated in sixteen different United States National Championships beginning with a second-place finish in 1991. In 1995 she won her first national championships and would go on to compete in the 1995 Brandon World Championships where her team placed fifth with a 4 – 5 record. Her second trip to the world championships proved more successful as her team won the silver medal behind Team Canada. She picked up a second World Championship silver medal in 1999 as the third for Patti Lank's team.

Erika Brown competed at the 2010 US Olympic Trials. She finished fourth in the round robin portion of the tournament. In the 3 vs. 4 playoff she faced her former skip Patti Lank, but lost.

Upon 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.[3] They finished first in the round robin standings and defeated Allison Pottinger in a best-of-three series final to clinch the berth to the Olympics.[4]

At the 2014 Winter Olympics, she led her American team to a 10th-place finish, with a 1-8 record.

Personal life[edit]

Brown is married to three-time curling world champion Ian Tetley. Her brother Craig is also an Olympic curler. She works as a physician assistant in Hamilton, Ontario. She has three children.[5]

Teammates[edit]

1998 Nagano Olympic Games

1999 Saint John World Championships

2010 United States National Curling Championships

2010 Ford World Women's Curling Championship

Grand Slam record[edit]

Key
C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Masters N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Q Q DNP DNP
Players' Championships DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP QF

Former Events[edit]

Event 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Autumn Gold DNP DNP DNP Q Q DNP Q
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries DNP DNP DNP Q Q DNP DNP
Colonial Square N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Q DNP
Sobeys Slam Q DNP N/A QF N/A N/A N/A

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