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2018 Winter Olympics: Who are Matt and Becca Hamilton?

Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 12:40 PM
By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Matt and Becca Hamilton competed in the Olympics’ first-ever mixed doubles curling event at the Pyeongchang Games. The brother-sister duo, from McFarland, Wisconsin, used to compete against each other in the sport as teens, but joined together for the 2018 Olympics.

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The two make a good team. They won USA Curling Mixed Doubles National Championship in March 2017.

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Matt Hamilton, 28, was first to get into the sport at age 14. His little sister followed him into curling when she was a teenager.

Other interesting facts:

  • Becca is 17 months younger than Matt
  • Matt makes his own shoes for the ice with purple Jordans
  • Becca grew up playing soccer and lacrosse
  • Matt gives his curling medals and trophies to his parents for helping him at the start of his career