by Graham Lloyd
March 15, 2014 (ISN) – Erika Brown selected Allison Pottinger as the alternate for the United States team that would compete at the world junior women’s curling championship in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Twenty years later, Brown turned to Pottinger once again, as the alternate for Team USA at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
But when the 2014 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Booster Juice, comes to Saint John, March 15-23 at Harbour Station, it will be Pottinger leading the way for the United States squad.
The 40-year-old skip from Eden Prairie, Minn., will be making her 10th appearance at the world women’s, with a record that includes three silver medals, along with the country’s first gold in 2003 when she threw third stones for Debbie McCormick at the Ford World Curling Championships in Winnipeg.
Pottinger will head to Saint John with third Nicole Joraanstad, second Natalie Nicholson and lead Tabitha Peterson.
“You Gotta Be There” for the 2014 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship in Saint John.
Tabitha Peterson, Natalie Nicholson, Nicole Joraanstad, Allison Pottinger (Photo WCF)