Curling: Shuster wins Trials openerJohn Shuster’s Duluth rink defeated Brady Clark 10-4 as the U.S. Olympic Curling Trials began Sunday at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
John Shuster’s Duluth rink defeated Brady Clark 10-4 as the U.S. Olympic Curling Trials began Sunday at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D.
Shuster and teammates Jared Zezel and John Landsteiner of Duluth and Jeff Isaacson of Gilbert received a bye in the afternoon’s opening session and then closed out Clark’s team in eight ends. Clark earlier lost 8-6 to Pete Fenson’s Bemidji team, which includes Duluth’s Joe Polo and Chisholm’s Shawn Rojeski.
Duluthian Tyler George split his two matches, losing 8-5 to Heath McCormick of Sarnia, Ontario, before rebounding to defeat Fenson 9-4 in eight ends. George’s team includes Chris Plys of Duluth.
The men’s winner advances to the final Olympic Qualification Event next month in Fussen, Germany.
The women’s competition begins today, with the winner earning a berth in February’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.