Team USA curling advances to 2014 Olympics

The 2014 U.S. Olympic Curling team

The 2014 Team USA Curling team, lead by John Shuster of Duluth, originally of Chisholm.

The Shuster rink, with Duluth and Iron Range roots, qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia at a tournament in Germany over the weekend. Though the experience involved a heart-pounding tie-breaker and a tight match against the Czech Republic, Team USA prevailed and will try for its first medal since 2006.

From the Team USA curling page:

The U.S. won its final five games at the World Curling Federation’s qualification event, and the Shuster rink will now be nominated to the U.S. Olympic team pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee.

“The butterflies of winning for an opportunity like this, they never get old. That’s why we play this game,” said Shuster, who won Olympic bronze in 2006 in the lead position.

The Shuster rink had previously overcome long odds to advance to this tournament.

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