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Team Shuster

Hometown: Duluth, USA
Twitter: @TeamShuster

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John Shuster

Birthdate: Nov. 3, 1982
Birthplace: Chisholm, MN
Resides: Duluth, MN

  • Four-time U.S. Olympic Team member (2006, 2010, 2014 & 2018)
  • Olympic gold medallist (2018)
  • Olympic bronze medallist (2006)
  • World Championship bronze medallist (2016)
  • Five-time U.S. national champion (2003, 2005, 2006, 2015 & 2017)
  • Winter Universiade gold medallist (2007)
Third

Chris Plys

Birthdate: Aug. 13, 1987
Birthplace: Duluth, MN
Resides: Duluth, MN

  • Olympic team alternate (2010)
  • Winter Universiade gold medallist (2007)
  • World junior gold medallist (2008)
  • World junior bronze medallist (2009)
  • Five-time U.S. junior champion (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009)
Second

Matt Hamilton

Birthdate: Feb. 19, 1989
Birthplace: McFarland, WI
Resides: McFarland, WI

  • Olympic gold medallist (2018)
  • World Championship bronze medallist (2016)
  • Two-time U.S. national champion (2015 & 2017)
  • World junior champion (2008)
  • World junior bronze medallist (2009)
Lead

John Landsteiner

Birthdate: May 19, 1990
Birthplace: Mankato, MN
Resides: Duluth, MN

  • Olympic gold medallist (2018)
  • World Championship bronze medallist (2016)
  • Two-time U.S. national champion (2015 & 2017)

Team Bio

John Shuster has represented the U.S. at four Winter Olympics. He played lead for Pete Fenson at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy, and earned the bronze medal.

Shuster skipped his own team at the 2009 U.S. Olympic Trials and defeated future teammate Tyler George 10-9 in the final to earn a spot at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Shuster beat his former skip Fenson at the 2013 trials and competed in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

John Landsteiner has played lead for Shuster since 2011 and also competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Tyler George and Matt Hamilton joined in 2014 and the team captured the U.S. national championship that season.

After starting 2-4 at the 2018 Winter Olympics, it was the “Miracurl on Ice” as they won five straight including victories over Canada in the semifinals and Sweden in the final en route to the gold medal in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

George stepped back from competitive curling after the 2017-18 season with Chris Plys taking over at third.



2019-20 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Masters

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinMouatL 3-10
Round RobinEppingL 2-4
Round RobinPatersonW 8-4
Round RobinSchwallerL 4-5

KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge (Tier 1)

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinMouatW 7-5
Round RobinMcEwenL 4-6
Round RobinDe CruzW 9-3
Round RobinKoeW 6-3
QuarterfinalsKoeL 1-6

2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Masters

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinDunstoneW 8-7
Round RobinGunnlaugsonW 8-1
Round RobinCarruthersL 4-5
Round RobinGushueW 8-4
QuarterfinalsMouatL 3-9

Tour Challenge (Tier 1)

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinDunstoneW 6-3
Round RobinCarruthersW 7-5
Round RobinEdinW 4-3
Round RobinDe CruzL 5-6
QuarterfinalsJacobsL 6-7

Humpty’s Champions Cup

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinMatsumuraW 7-2
Round RobinJacobsW 7-6
Round RobinPatersonW 8-4
Round RobinEdinL 7-8
QuarterfinalsMouatL 4-8