Learn More About Team Sinclair

By Daylee Olson | Nov. 01, 2017, 10:27 a.m. (ET)

Team Sinclair (l-r): Jamie Sinclair, Alex Carlson, Vicky Persinger, and Monica Walker.

Get To Know Team Sinclair

Skip Jamie Sinclair, 25, was born in Alaska and grew up just outside of Ottawa. Jamie led her team to the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Championship title as well as the Continental Cup victory in Las Vegas. She also won gold at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in her younger career. Sinclair attended Carleton University and enjoys woodworking in her spare time.  Learn more about Jamie here.

A graduate of Marquette University, vice skip Alex Carlson, 28, has been curling since she was just 5 years old and has enjoyed many successes since. Carlson has appeared in six National Championships and has brought home gold in her past two appearances.  Find out more about Alex here

Vicky Persinger, 25, calls Fairbanks, Alaska, home.  She started curling in 1997, and has already appeared in three U.S. National Championships. She also took home gold in the 2017 Nationals and is a junior national champion, too. Persinger has a pretty cool degree. Find out in what here. 

Lead Monica Walker, 30, graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree and graduated from Simmons College with a MBA. Walker is originally from Boston, but now resides in St. Paul to focus on curling full time. She started curling at age 10, and has since competed in eight U.S. National Championships. Want to learn more about Monica? Click here.

Both Alex and Vicky also are qualified to compete in December’s 2018 Olympic Mixed Doubles Team Trials! Learn more here

The team is coached by Olympian Scott Baird. Watch them compete in this season’s Curling Night in America on NBCSN.

Did you know:

  • If Alex could compete in another Olympic sport she'd choose bobsled
  • Vicky's go-to karaoke song would be something by the Spice Girls
  • If a celebrity were to join Team Sinclair, Monica would want Derek Jeter on board.
  • If Jamie had a super power she would want the ability to time travel

About the author: Daylee Olson is one of several University of Nebraska-Omaha students assisting USA Curling's Terry Davis in the lead-up and during the Olympic Team Trials in Omaha.