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.
John Shuster was in to talk about the upcoming Olympics and a fund raiser for the families, and I got him to talk a little more off the cuff, some confessions, if you will. Found out he loves karaoke, so I asked him what his go to song is.
It was a hard fought battle but the US men's curling team looked sharp for most of the tourney eventually beating Japan, again, to take the bronze medal. It was their third game in a row after losing to Denmark, and beating Japan in the first round of play.
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.
John Shuster still doesn't look comfortable with the Ice. He isn't missing these huge shots, but it looks to me like he is not confident with the curl yet. It's been hard to keep up with him. He is playing at a normal hour, but when I got up at 4 in the morning, he was in the third end.
WCCO did a great story on John Shuster and the USA curling team, but in order to get some of the coolest shots the photojournalist used small cameras to get interesting points of view. Then he put it all together.
I heard from John Shuster, he is excited to be in the Olympics. This year is different. The first time, he won a medal and there was all the excitement that comes with that. The second time, not so fun. Dead last and frustration from the showing he had and the benching.
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.