John Shuster and the USA curling team are making the media rounds and riding on the success of the Olympics to new things. John came in to talk about the feeling of winning Gold, the Olympic experience, and what might happen in the future.
The Duluth International Airport was packed with people wanting to greet the Olympians as they got off their flight back to Duluth. So many people proud of the team for capturing the gold medal and putting Duluth on the map for curling.
Curlers spent time with the junior league curling with them and sharing some tips, then headed upstairs to shake hands, visit, and pose for pictures. A couple of the Olympians will be making their first trip. John Shuster will be making his 4th.
The Duluth Curling Club is putting on a couple of events to help raise money for Olympians and for the Junior National Team. Each is a spaghetti dinner and social to help with costs for competitions in Detroit and Bemidji for the Junior National Team and a send-off for the Olympians.
Olympian John Shuster came in to talk about what it takes to go to the Olympics. The Olympic committee takes care of the athletes very well. The families of the Olympians are on their own. This is where the curlers need your help.
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.
Team USA men's curling has had a great year. They won a bronze medal by defeating Japan in the 2016 World Men's Curling Championships, which earned them points to qualify for the Olympics in 2018. It was the first time since 2006 they earned a medal. USA men's curling team was given Athletes of the Year and Team of the Year awards for 2016.