Name: Tara Peterson
Sport: Curling
Discipline(s): Curling
Position: Alternate
DOB: 5/28/1991
Birthplace: Burnsville, Minn.
Hometown: Eagan, Minn.
College: University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Team/Club: Team Roth
Other Career Highlights
  • World Women's Championship: 2015 (10th), 2014 (6th as alternate for Allison Pottinger)
  • World Junior Championships: 2011 (5th), 2010 (bronze), 2009 (5th)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2015 (bronze), 2014 (champion), 2013 (8th), 2012 (7th), 2007 (4th)
  • U.S. Junior National Championships: 2012 (bronze), 2011 (champion), 2010 (champion), 2009 (champion), 2008 (runner-up), 2006 (semifinalist)
  • Wisconsin Junior Playdowns: 2012 (runner-up), 2011 (champion)
  • Minnesota Junior Playdowns: 2010 (champion), 2009 (champion), 2008 (champion), 2007 (runner-up), 2006 (champion), 2005 (3rd), 2004 (4th)
  • Ann Brown Sportsmanship Award, Nationals: 2012
  • Offbeat curling experience: "When I was 8 years old I was at junior curling and I thought I was really cool because it was my first time using a slider. I was messing around and showing off and then I fell on my chin. I had to go to the ER and ended up having 11 stitches."
Personal: Curls out of: St. Paul Curling Club...Career goals: "My career goal is to go into the health care field."...Something unique: "My brother, sister and I all have the same initials, TSP. There are three of us and three teaspoons equals one tablespoon. I can also jump over my own foot."
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Teammates: Nina Roth, Tabitha Peterson, Aileen Geving, Becca Hamilton