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.
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.
John Shuster is trying to qualify for the Olympic games in Russia. He has to be one of the top two teams in Germany after this week. He had a rough start losing an ugly game to the Czecks, but his team's luck changed.