Over the past week, Olympic Curling hopefuls were competing in Omaha, Nebraska for a chance to represent the USA at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. It is exciting to say two Duluth based teams will be going to the games.
Some time ago, Blake Shelton asked me to follow me on Twitter, of course I said YES! I asked why he wanted to follow a small market DJ, he answered, John Shuster. So, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank John Shuster when he visited our KOOL studio.
1960 did it and 1980 had a determined team. Everyone knows the story of the Miracle on ice. The 1980 Olympic team, made up of kids. Times have changed and now the men's hockey teams are made up of NHL players and other professionals.
With the Winter Olympics here, there are all kinds of graceful showings of ability. We marvel at the training it takes to pull off a great ski jump or stamina to finish a nordic ski race. Sometimes things don't go as planned.
John Shuster called in to the KOOL 101.7 morning show and we talked about the fundraiser coming up this Sunday, and how you can learn from the team to curl. I also asked him about striving for the gold and why curling is the best sport in the world.
John Shuster and his team thrilled us with the American Curling matches to qualify for the next round to make it to the Olympics. Then he beat world teams to become an Olympic entry. Now he needs your help. It costs a lot of money to get to the Olympics, both for the team and for the families.
The excitement is building, the decisions have been made and now the anticipation. Team Shuster is going to Russia to curl and "throw some rocks" with the best in the world. They've earned it, and now they need to earn their way to Russia.