Friday, January 29, 2010

Even the USA Curling Team uses social media: Tracy Sachtjen - Lodi's own champion

Tracy Sachtjen is a sports and events coordinator for the YMCA and the Lodi (Wis.) School District who is making her first Olympic appearance at age 40. She was twice runner-up at the Olympic trials before earning her spot this time around.

* Five-time U.S. champion
* Three-time U.S. junior champion
* 2003 world champion

I interviewed Tracy about how the team was using social media to stay in touch over the next month while training and competing. I will post many of those interview minutes here at my Network Mindshare - WI Social Media Blog, also on Examiner.com Madison WI edition.

In addition, even Tracy's 9 year old son and 3/4 grade classroom are getting into the frenzy, because they will be doing Skype interviews during the event of the athletes.

This was a lot of fun and there are many ways we can follow and support the team during the Olympics.

Channel3000.com is covering a blog from Nicole Joraanstad (twitter @nicCurl)

Tracy Sachtjen and Chris Plys (USA men's Olympic Curling Team) are blogging on USAToday.com

Natalie Nicholson is blogging for her Bemidji Minn Newspaper

They have a Fan Page on Facebook - Fans of 2010 USA Women's Curling Team,

And Tracy Sachtjen, Nicole Joraanstad, Natalie Nicholson, and Allison Pottinger have facebook pages you can look for.

What event will you be watching during the Olympics?