Position:    Skip
 Teammates:    Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John LandsteinerJoe Polo
 Age:    33
 Hometown/Resides:    Chisholm, Minn./Superior, Wis.
 Occupation:    Team USA sales associate with Dick's Sporting Goods
 Education:    Bachelor's of business administration-marketing degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth
 Family:    Married to Sarah; two sons, Luke & Logan
 Year started curling:    1997
 Height:    6 feet


  • Olympic Winter Games: 2014 (9th), 2010 (10th), 2006 (bronze)
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2014 (champion), 2010 (champion), 2006 (champion)
  • Continental Cup: 2016 (champion), 2014 (champion), 2003 (runner-up)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2016 (runner-up), 2015 (champion), 2014 (5th), 2013 (bronze), 2012 (bronze), 2011 (6th), 2010 (5th), 2009 (champion), 2008 (6th), 2006 (champion), 2005 (champion), 2004 (runner-up), 2003 (champion)
  • World Championships: 2016 (bronze), 2015 (5th), 2009 (5th), 2006 (4th), 2005 (6th), 2003 (8th)
  • World University Games: 2007 (gold)
  • U.S. Junior Nationals: 2004 (champion), 2002 (runner-up)
  • Minnesota State Junior Championships: 2004 (champion), 2003 (runner-up),2002 (champion)
  • Minnesota State High School Curling Championships: 1999 (champion)
  • USA Curling Team of the Year: 2006
  • USA Curling Male Athlete of the Year: 2015, 2009
  • U.S. Olympic Committee Team of the Year: 2006

2015-16 Competition Schedule, Team John Shuster:

Dates  Event  Location  Results 
Sept. 8-13 Grand Slam of Curling, Tier 1 Paradise, New Foundland 3-3, semifinals 
Sept. 25-28 PointOptical Curling Classic Saskatoon, Sask. 5-3, quarterfinals 
Oct. 9-12  StuSells Toronto Tankard  Toronto, Ont. 3-3
Oct. 15-18  Canad Inns Men's Classic  Saskatoon, Sask.  3-3
Oct. 29-Nov. 1  Huron Reprographics Oil Heritage Classic  Sarnia, Ont. 6-0, champion 
Nov. 11-15  The National, Grand Slam Oshawa, Ont. 0-4 
Nov. 27-29  Coors Light Cashspiel Duluth, Minn. 6-0, champion 
Dec. 8-13  Canadian Open Grand Slam Yorkton, Sask. 1-3 
Dec. 18-20 Curl Mesabi Classic Eveleth, Minn. 7-0, champion 
Jan. 1-4  U.S. Open of Curling Blaine, Minn. 3-2, quarterfinals 
Jan. 14-17  2016 WFG Continental Cup Las Vegas, Nev. Champion 
Jan. 21-24 Ed Werenich Golden Wrench Classic Tempe, Ariz. Quarterfinals 
Feb. 6-13  2016 U.S. National Championships Jacksonville, Fla. Runner-up 
April 2-10  2016 World Men's Championship Basel, SUI 10-4, Bronze medalists 
April 7-10  WCT Players' Championship Toronto, Ont. 1-4 
April 26-May 1 Humpty's Champions Cup Edmonton, Alb.  0-4 

About John Shuster:

Nickname: Shoostie

Curls out of: Duluth (Minn.) Curling Club

Curling start: "My dad curls, so when I decided to hang up the basketball shoes, I needed a new winter activity. I went down to the club on Junior Night and have been hooked ever since."

What he enjoys most about the sport: "I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends, even at the highest levels of competition."

Curling family: "My dad, mom, sister and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins all participate in our holiday bonspiel that the Shuster family trophy is awarded."