Tara Peterson

Tara S. Peterson (born May 28, 1991) is an American curler from Eagan, Minnesota. She currently is the alternate for the Jamie Sinclair rink.

Tara Peterson
Born (1991-05-28) May 28, 1991
Curling clubSt. Paul CC,
St. Paul, MN
SkipJamie Sinclair
ThirdAlexandra Carlson
SecondVicky Persinger
LeadMonica Walker
AlternateTara Peterson
World Championship
2 (2014, 2015)

As a junior curler, Peterson won three United States Junior Curling Championships, qualifying her to play in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 World Junior Curling Championships. At the 2009 World Junior Curling Championships, Peterson played second for the Alexandra Carlson team and finished in 5th place. The next season, Peterson remained on the Carlson rink, and at the 2010 World Junior Curling Championships, the team won the bronze medal for the United States. The next year, Peterson joined the Wisconsin-based Rebecca Hamilton team at third. At the 2011 World Junior Curling Championships, the team finished in 5th. In 2012, they finished in third place at the U.S. Junior Championships.

After juniors, Peterson continued to play with Hamilton for on season (at second), until joining the Nina Roth rink in 2013 as her second. Peterson competed at the 2014 Ford World Women's Curling Championship as the alternate on team USA, skipped by Allison Pottinger (finished 6th). In 2014, she joined the Aileen Sormunen rink. With Sormunen, Peterson won her first World Curling Tour event at the 2014 St. Paul Cash Spiel. She also played in her first Grand Slam event that season, going all the way to the semifinals of the 2014 Colonial Square Ladies Classic. The team acquired enough WCT Order of Merit Points to qualify as the U.S. National team for the 2015 World Women's Curling Championship.

Personal life

Peterson's sister is fellow curler Tabitha Peterson.[1]


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