The U.S. Men’s curling team may just be the newest representation of a “miracle on ice.” The team, led by John Shuster, became the first ever USA team to bring home an Olympic gold medal in Men’s Curling after they defeated World No. 1 ranked team, Sweden 10-7.
Team USA, comprised of Shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton and John Landsteiner, was overjoyed to take home the big win in Pyeongchang and it definitely wasn’t an easy road.
Tyler took to Twitter to share a video of them stepping up onto the podium. He captioned it, “cue the tears.”
Olympic Champions. Cue the tears. I love you all. pic.twitter.com/erYSUuALCH
— Tyler George (@tgeorge1323) February 24, 2018
Shuster also shared his own tweet of their big win.
One Team. One Desire. https://t.co/07F2m46NLx
— John Shuster (@Shoostie2010) February 24, 2018
The team, who was just shy of being eliminated less than a week ago, faced off against a seriously stacked group of competitors to win the gold this weekend.
First, they had to take down 3-time defending Olympic gold medalists Canada two times, then beat Switzerland, Great Britain and then… Sweden.
Not only was their Olympic victory a major upset and wildly exciting, it definitely made Kirstie Alley eat her words. Earlier this week, the “Cheers” star called curling “boring” and Shuster was quick to shut her down.
— Team Shuster (@TeamShuster) February 20, 2018
Way to go, Team USA!
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