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Shuster, John

 

PositionSkip
TeammatesJeff Isaacson, Jared Zezel, John Landsteiner
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DeliversRight-handed
BornNov. 3, 1982, in Chisholm, Minn..
HometownChisholm, Minn.
OccupationAssistant manager, Duluth Curling Club
FamilyMarried
Year started curling1997
Height6 feet
Weight195 pounds
Education Bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Minnesota-Duluth

  

CURLING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Olympic Winter Games: 2010 (10th), 2006 (bronze)
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2009 (champion), 2005 (champion)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2013 (bronze), 2012 (bronze), 2011 (6th), 2010 (5th), 2009 (champion), 2008 (6th), 2006 (champion), 2005 (champion), 2004 (runner-up), 2003 (champion)
  • World Championships: 2009 (5th), 2006 (4th), 2005 (6th), 2003 (8th)
  • World University Games: 2007 (gold)
  • World Curling Tour Players Championship: 2006 (quarterfinalist), 2005 (quarterfinalist)
  • U.S. Junior Nationals: 2004 (champion), 2002 (runner-up)
  • Minnesota State Championships: 2003 (runner-up)
  • Minnesota State Junior Championships: 2004 (champion), 2003 (runner-up),2002 (champion)
  • Minnesota State High School Curling Championships: 1999 (champion)
  • John was featured in Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd" section in February 2004
  • USA Curling Team of the Year: 2006
  • USA Curling Male Athlete of the Year: 2009
  • U.S. Olympic Committee Team of the Year: 2006

About John Shuster:

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Nickname: Shoostie

Curls out of: Duluth (Minn.) Curling Club

Curling start: "My dad curls, so when I decided to hang up the basketball shoes, I needed a new winter activity. I went down to the club on Junior Night and have been hooked ever since."

What he enjoys most about the sport: "I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends, even at the highest levels of competition."

Curling family: "My dad, mom, sister and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins all participate in our holiday bonspiel that the Shuster family trophy is awarded."

Other Olympic sport he'd like to try: Freestyle aerials

Curling goals: "Curl in the Olympics and medal. Curl at World Championships and medal."

Other sports: Baseball, golf, watching any sports on TV, fishing, hunting, fantasy football, wakeboarding, Halo 2

Training regimen: I curl in three leagues a week, and throw 50 rocks a day, followed by a game or two of cards."

Hobbies: "Hunting, fishing, wakeboarding, fantasy football and raising our three dogs."

Favorite motivational quote: "Everything happens for a reason."

 
 
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