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USA Curling

  • 2006
  • 2010
  • 2014
 Position:    Skip
 Teammates:    Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, Trevor Host
 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

2014-15 competition schedule:

Dates  Event Location Results
Sept. 4-7  StuSells Oakville Tankard Oakville, ON 4-2, quarterfinals
Oct. 10-13  StuSells Toronto Tankard Toronto, ON 3-3, quarterfinals 
Oct. 17-20  CanadInns Men's Classic Portage la Prairie, MB 1-3
Nov. 28-30  Coors Light Cashspiel Duluth, MN  
Dec. 19-21  Curl Mesabi Classic Eveleth, MN  
       

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."