Potter, Cassie (Johnson)

TeammatesJamie Haskell, Jackie Lemke,  Stephanie SamborLaura Roessler
Team Website
Twitter: @ccpotter
BornOct. 30, 1981, in Bemidji, Minn.
HometownBirchwood Village, Minn.
OccupationEmployed with the Minnesota Historical Society
Year started curling1987
Height5 feet, 7 inches
  • Olympic Winter Games: 2006 (8th)
  • World Curling Championships: 2012 (5th as alternate for Allison Pottinger), 2005 (silver)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2013 (6th), 2012 (silver), 2011 (bronze), 2009 (7th), 2008 (4th), 2007 (runner-up), 2005 (champion), 2004, 2003, 2002 (semifinalist all three years)
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2014, 2010 (7th), 2006 (gold), 2002 (bronze)
  • U.S. Junior Nationals: 2003 (champion), 2002 (champion); 2001 (silver), 2000 (bronze), 1999 (bronze), 1998 (silver), 1996 (bronze)
  • Junior Worlds: 2003 (silver), 2002 (gold), 1998 (5th as alternate)
  • U.S. Mixed Doubles Championship: 2009
  • USA Curling Female Athlete of the Year: 2005
  • USA Curling Team of the Year: 2005, 2002
  • Frances Brodie Award for sportsmanship at 2005 World Championships
  • Minnesota State Women's Championship: 2004 (champion)
  • Wisconsin State Women's Championship: 2003 (champion)
  • Minnesota State Junior Women's Championship: 6-time champion
  • Karuizawa, Japan, International Bonspiel: 2005 (silver medalist)
  • Named to the World Juniors All-Star Team in 2002 as skip
  • Winner of the Curtis Cup (team sportsmanship award) at U.S. Junior Nationals in 1999 and 2000

About Cassandra (Johnson) Potter:

Nickname: Cassie

In her own words: "Curling has been in my family for many generations, starting with my great-grandpa and continuing on with my grandparents and my parents. As a child, I would tag along with my parents to watch them curl, and it wasn't until I was 6 years old that I tried it for myself. I participated in a youth program in Bemidji that, at the same time as myself, contained many curlers who grew up to become national and world competitors. In fact, my sister recently found a videotape of the two of us trying curling for the first time, and we found ourselves laughing pretty hard because of the way we looked sliding and sweeping. My sister and I gained a lot of experience watching our parents curl. My mom and dad have competed many times at the national level, and my dad went on to compete in consecutive World competitions in 1993 and 1994."

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