Name: Tara Peterson
Position: Lead
Sport: Curling
Event(s): Women’s Team
DOB: 5/28/1991
Birthplace: Burnsville, Minn.
Hometown: Eagan, Minn.
College: University of Minnesota '18, Dentistry
Team/Club: Team Peterson
Coach(es): Laine Peters
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2022)
  • Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2021 – bronze (women’s team)
  • Years of participation: 2014, 2015, 2021
  • Medals: 1 (1 bronze): Bronze – 2021 (women’s team)
Other Career Highlights
  • U.S. National Championships: 2019 (silver), 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
  • Curling World Cup: 2018
Personal: Tara’s sister is fellow curler Tabitha Peterson...She is employed as a dentist in Minnesota and is married...Something unique: "My brother, sister and I all have the same initials, TSP. There are three of us and three teaspoons equals one tablespoon."