Sochi will have to wait for at least a few days.
Team USA’s hopes of qualifying for the Winter Olympics took a slight detour Friday in Fuessen, Germany, as the Americans finished in a four-way tie for first place in the Olympic Qualification Event round robin and will need to win a tiebreaker game to earn a shot at a Winter Games berth.
Bemidji’s Pete Fenson defeated John Shuster of Duluth 5-4 in an extra end Saturday at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D., tying the U.S. Olympic Curling Trials men’s final at 1-1 and setting up a decisive match today.
Despite dropping a five-point lead in the final three ends, Duluth’s John Shuster overcame Bemidji’s Pete Fenson in an extra end to win 9-8 Friday in the first match of the U.S. Olympic Curling Trials men’s finals at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D.
Duluth’s John Shuster topped Bemidji’s Pete Fenson 4-3 on Thursday at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D., in a battle of America’s past two Olympic skips and a forerunner of an even more important duel the pair will have the next few days at the U.S. Olympic Curling Trials.
Paul Pustovar’s Hibbing rink and Philip DeVore’s Superior rink picked up victories Saturday to remain in the running at the 2012 USA Curling Senior Men’s National Championship at the Capital Curling Club in Bismarck, N.D.
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