Erika Brown's curling career took off at the age of 15 when she competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary when curling was a demonstration sport. At the '98 Games in Nagano, Brown and her rink finished tied for fifth. After a 16-year absence, Brown, who works full-time as a physician assistant in Canada, is ready to get back on the grand stage with her new rink. Take a look back on the illustrious career of U.S. women's curler Erika Brown.
Meet the skip
Erika Brown, the skip of her rink, gives teammates instructions in a match between Scotland and the U.S. at the Titlis Glacier Mountain World Women's Curling Championship in March in Riga, Latvia.
Brown and McCormick
Brown (right) and teammate (and former skip) Debbie McCormick (left) spent the last three years qualifying for Sochi, including competing in the bronze medal match against Canada at the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship in Riga, Latvia.
Sweep like the wind
Brown (center) ever-so-focused, gives instructions to her teammates as they sweep the stone down the ice.
Group photo from the 1998 Winter Olympics (left to right): Lisa Schoeneberg, Erika Brown, Debbie McCormick, Lisa Mountford, Stacey Liapis and coach Steve Brown (Erika’s father).
Erika's early years
Lisa Schoeneberg (left) and Erika Brown (right) at the 1996 world championships.