John Shuster

USA Curling

  • 2006
  • 2010
  • 2014
 Position:    Skip
 Teammates:    Jeff Isaacson, Jared Zezel, John Landsteiner
 Age:    31
 Hometown/Resides:    Duluth, Minn.
 Occupation:    Manager at Pickwick Restaurant and Pub
 Education:    Bachelor's of business administration-marketing degree from the University of  Minnesota-Duluth
 Family:    Married to Sarah; one son, Luke
 Year started curling:    1997
 Height:    6 feet

CURLING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Olympic Winter Games: 2014 (9th), 2010 (10th), 2006 (bronze)
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2014 (champion), 2010 (champion), 2006 (champion)
  • Continental Cup: 2014 (champion), 2003 (runner-up)
  • U.S. National Championships: 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: 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: 2009
  • U.S. Olympic Committee Team of the Year: 2006

2013-14 Competition Schedule:

Dates  Event  Location  Results 
Sept. 12-15  The Shoot-Out @ the Saville Centre  Edmonton, AB  5-3, semifinals 
Sept. 27-30  PointOptical Curling Classic  Saskatoon, SK  1-3 
Oct. 4-6  St. Paul Cashspiel  St. Paul, MN  5-2, semifinals 
Oct. 18-21  Canad Inns Prairie Classic  Portage la Prairie, MB  4-3 
Oct. 25-28 Bernick's Miller Lite Open Bemidji, Minn. 5-1, runner-up
Nov. 10-17  2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials  Fargo, N.D.  8-2, champion 
Dec. 10-15  Olympic Qualification Event  Fussen, Germany  7-2, qualified 
Jan. 2-5 Perth Masters  Perth, Scotland  3-3 
Jan. 16-19 Continental Cup of Curling Las Vegas, Nev.  Champion 
Feb. 7-23  2014 Olympic Winter Games  Sochi, Russia  9th 
March 1-8 2014 National Championships Philadelphia, Pa. 5th 

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."