Crowd gathers at Duluth airport to await return of Team Shuster

Posted March 02, 2018

The U.S. men's curling team clinched it's first ever Olympic gold medal Saturday, with the help of a spectacular shot by John Shuster to double Team USA's score near the end of the game. Great Britain's Billy Morgan won bronze, and two Americans finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively. No way, this is a Hollywood script.

"The curling club is blowing up", she said. All these predictions are becoming too eerie. Two strikes and you're out, apparently. You see their faces and the joy they have over something like this that you put so much into. "It does, it brings things close to home and it just adds to the excitement".

Now come back to the present, and this moment, as pure jubilation engulfs Sara.

The Swedes hugged and jumped up and down on the ice.

Shuster, 35, defused the situation that recalled the incident in which "La La Land" mistakenly was announced the victor for Best Picture at the Oscar awards a year ago.

State Sen. David Tomassoni, a Chisholm Democrat, rose Monday to share a blow-by-blow account of the gold medalist curling team, led by John Shuster. USA's men's curling team earned its first gold medal.

That feat requires context to fully appreciate. "From the day that the 2014 Olympics came to an end, every single day was with this journey in mind".

He started 2-4 here and, well, it had him thinking about the big picture.

"It wasnt a big deal at all, I promise", Shuster said, smiling. "And I was like, 'This is silly.' I'm getting my heart broken by this sport".

"Time and time again, he got back up and he wrote his story, and he's an Olympic champion. I'm so proud I was able to do something similar". He finally won in his final try at the 1994 Winter Games in Norway.

Friends, relatives and total strangers turned out to greet Team Shuster after winning their historic gold medal at the Olympics in South Korea.

The Americans didn't lose again. The Americans won the "gold" Games in Pyeongchang, beating in the final Sweden (10:7). On a last stone effort, Team USA perfectly placed a takeout to eliminate two Swedish stones and secure 5 points.

One Twitter user joked about the Olympic tradition of biting into gold medals, to ensure their quality. "When we're playing at the Olympics, it's in front of everybody", he said.

He couldn't walk away from a sport that he loves.

There are just four events to watch on Sunday as the PyeongChang Olympics wrap up: bobsled, cross-country, curling, and hockey.

"The Rejects are Olympic champions". His last name is attached to it, forever. "Upgrades?!?" the tweet said.

The United States' performance was highlighted by snowboarder Shaun White's gold medal run in the men's halfpipe. After South Korean organizers inched toward the finish line of this 17-day sports festival with few missteps, they made a minor protocol error they quickly remedied. "Box of beer!" It became a ritual. His favorite one is to give me a U, give me an S, give me an A. Who are we?

"Give me U", he screams. Tears start to flow.

Social media was quick to remember that The Simpsons had depicted a similar US triumph eight years ago in a season 21 episode titled "Boy Meets Curl".