Debbie McCormick

Deborah McCormick (née Henry, born January 8, 1974) is an American curler from Rio, Wisconsin. Although born in Canada, McCormick moved to Madison, Wisconsin when she was very young. McCormick is a World Champion and four-time Olympian.

Debbie McCormick
Team USA - Debbie McCormick.jpg
Other namesDeborah McCormick
Born
Deborah Henry

(1974-01-08) January 8, 1974 (age 46)
Career
Member Association Wisconsin
World Championship
appearances
9 (1996, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013)
Olympic
appearances
4 (1998, 2002, 2010, 2014)

CareerEdit

McCormick had an impressive junior career, winning two silvers and a bronze at various World Junior Curling Championships. Early in her adult curling career she 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 four 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]

Personal lifeEdit

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

TeamsEdit

Season Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Coach Events
1988–89 Erika Brown Tracy Zeman Shellie Holerud Jill Jones Debbie Henry 1989 WJCC (6th)[3]
1989–90 Erika Brown Jill Jones Shellie Holerud Debbie Henry 1990 USJCC  [4][5]
1990–91 Erika Brown Jill Jones Shellie Holerud Debbie Henry 1991 USJCC  
1991 WJCC (5th)[6]
1991–92 Erika Brown Kari Liapis Stacey Liapis Roberta Breyen Debbie Henry 1992 USJCC  
1992 WJCC  [7]
1992–93 Erika Brown Kari Liapis Stacey Liapis Debbie Henry Analissa Johnson 1993 USJCC  
1993 WJCC  [8]
1993–94 Erika Brown Debbie Henry Stacey Liapis Analissa Johnson Allison Darragh 1994 USJCC  
1994 WJCC  [9]
1995–96 Lisa Schoeneberg Erika Brown Lori Mountford Allison Darragh Debbie Henry 1996 USWCC  [4]
1996 WWCC  [10]
1997–98 Lisa Schoeneberg Erika Brown Debbie Henry Lori Mountford Stacey Liapis Steve Brown 1998 OG (5th)[11]
1999–00 Debbie McCormick Nicole Joraanstad Stacey Liapis Ann Swisshelm Mike Liapis 2000 USWCC (SF)[12]
2000–01 Kari Erickson Debbie McCormick Stacey Liapis Ann Swisshelm Joni Cotten Mike Liapis 2001 USWCC  [13]
2001 WWCC (6th)[14]
2001–02 Kari Erickson Debbie McCormick Stacey Liapis Ann Swisshelm Joni Cotten Mike Liapis 2001 USOCT  [15]
2002 USWCC  [16]
2002 OG (4th)[17]
2002–03 Debbie McCormick Allison Pottinger Ann Swisshelm Silver Tracy Sachtjen Joni Cotten Wally Henry 2003 USWCC  [18]
2003 WWCC  [19]
2003–04 Debbie McCormick Allison Pottinger Ann Swisshelm Silver Tracy Sachtjen Joni Cotten 2004 USWCC  [20]
2004–05 Debbie McCormick Allison Pottinger Ann Swisshelm Silver Tracy Sachtjen 2005 USWCC/USOCT  [21]
2005–06 Debbie McCormick Allison Pottinger Nicole Joraanstad Tracy Sachtjen Natalie Nicholson Joni Cotten 2006 USWCC  [4][22]
Debbie McCormick Allison Pottinger Nicole Joraanstad Natalie Nicholson Caitlin Maroldo Wally Henry 2006 WWCC  [23]
2006–07 Debbie McCormick Allison Pottinger Nicole Joraanstad Natalie Nicholson Tracy Sachtjen 2007 USWCC  [24][25]
Debbie McCormick Allison Pottinger Nicole Joraanstad Natalie Nicholson Maureen Brunt Wally Henry 2007 WWCC (4th)[26]
2007–08 Debbie McCormick Allison Pottinger Nicole Joraanstad Natalie Nicholson Tracy Sachtjen (WWCC) Wally Henry 2008 USWCC  [27][28]
2008 WWCC (7th)[29]
2008–09 'Debbie McCormick Allison Pottinger Nicole Joraanstad Natalie Nicholson Tracy Sachtjen Wally Henry 2009 USWCC/USOCT  [30]
2009 WWCC (9th)[31][32]
2009–10 Debbie McCormick Allison Pottinger Nicole Joraanstad Natalie Nicholson Tracy Sachtjen Wally Henry 2010 OG (10th)[33][34]
2010–11 Erika Brown Nina Spatola Ann Swisshelm Laura Hallisey Debbie McCormick 2011 USWCC (4th)[35][36]
Patti Lank Caitlin Maroldo Jessica Schultz Mackenzie Lank Debbie McCormick Neil Harrison 2011 WWCC (7th)[37]
2011–12 Erika Brown Debbie McCormick Jessica Schultz Ann Swisshelm 2012 USWCC (5th)[38][39]
2012–13 Erika Brown Debbie McCormick Jessica Schultz Ann Swisshelm Sarah Anderson (WWCC) Bill Todhunter (WWCC) 2013 USWCC  [40]
2013 WWCC (4th)[41]
2013–14 Erika Brown Debbie McCormick Jessica Schultz Ann Swisshelm Allison Pottinger (OG) Bill Todhunter 2013 USOCT  [42]
2014 OG (10th)[43]
2014–15 Debbie McCormick Courtney George Emilia Juocys Stephanie Senneker 2015 USWCC (5th)[44][45]

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