Winter Games Athletes
McCormick has qualified for four of the past five Olympics, missing out only in 2006. She was the skip of the U.S. team that finished last with a 2-7 record in 2010 and was the second on the ’98 team, joining current skip Erika Brown on a squad that placed fifth. Four years later she was the third on a team that fell just short of the podium at fourth. McCormick now heads to Sochi looking to be part of the first U.S. women’s team to win an Olympic medal. The team is considered a contender after finishing fourth at the world championships in March, a month after winning the U.S. championship. That victory also assured McCormick of returning to the U.S. Olympic trials, which the team won by sweeping the best-of-three final round with an 8-7 win by getting the decisive point in the 10th end. McCormick has found success at the world championships, winning in 2003 while earning the silver in 1996 and '06. She also claimed eight national titles, finishing second on three occasions. McCormick’s experience dates to winning four straight junior U.S. championships from 1991-94, while winning the silver at the worlds twice. The U.S. Curling Athlete of the Year in 2003 and ‘06, McCormick’s experience should prove valuable in Sochi.