Position: Vice skip
Teammates: Erika BrownNicole JoraanstadNatalie Nicholson
Age  42 
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn.
Occupation: Consumer insights manager with General Mills
Family: Married to Doug Pottinger; two daughters, Lauren & Kelsey

Year started curling: 1984

Education: Master's degree in marketing from the University of Milwaukee

CURLING HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Olympic Winter Games: 2014 (10th), 2010 (10th)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2016 (champion), 2014 (2nd), 2013 (bronze), 2012 (champion), 2011 (silver), 2009 (champion), 2008 (champion), 2007 (champion), 2006 (champion), 2005 (runner-up), 2004 (runner-up), 2003 (champion), 2002 (champion), 2001 (runner-up), 2000 (runner-up), 1999 (champion), 1998, 1997, 1996 (champion), 1995 (champion)
  • Women's World Championship: 2016, 2014 (6th), 2012 (5th), 2009 (9th), 2008 (7th), 2007 (4th), 2006 (silver), 2003 (gold), 2002 (8th), 1999 (silver), 1997 (6th), 1996 (silver), 1995 (5th)
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2014 (runner-up), 2010 (champion), 2006 (silver), 2002 (silver)
  • Continental Cup: 2016 (champion), 2013 (champion), 2008 (runner-up), 2007 (champion), 2003 (runner-up)
  • U.S. Mixed Doubles National Championship: 2016 (runner-up)
  • Mixed National Championship: 1998, '95 (champion both years)
  • U.S. Junior Women's Nationals: 1994 (champion)
  • Junior Women's Worlds: 1994 (silver)
  • USA Curling Team of the Year: 2003, 1999
  • USA Curling Female Athlete of the Year: 2012, 2008

About Allison Pottinger:

Curls out of: St. Paul Curling Club, St. Paul, Minn.

In her own words: "I learned to curl in Otterburn Park, Quebec, Canada, when I was in sixth grade. I come from a curling family - my father, mother, brother and sister all curl."

Other favorite sports: Running, mountain biking, kayaking and rock climbing. Played softball in college (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh).

Education: Graduated from Richelieu Valley Regional High School in McMasterville, Quebec, Canada. Graduated from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with bachelor's degrees in political science and history in 1994. Earned a MBA in marketing at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1998.