Kari Erickson
SPORT: Curling
EVENT: Women's tournament
BIRTHDATE: Dec. 18, 1971

Position: Skip

Accomplishments: Erickson has been to five women's national championships and was a member of the winning team in 1998 and 2001. She also was a member of the fifth place team at the 2001 World Championships in 2001.

Personal: A woman who plays with rocks, she also collects rocks and minerals. She likes them so much that in 1996 she spent the summer in Beulah, Wyo., at a "boot camp" for geologists.

She's an aquatics instructor at Bemidji Schools in her hometown of Bemidji, Minn. She is married to Darren Erickson, and they have a 3-year-old son, Zachary.