John Shuster (Superior, Wis.) and teammates Tyler George (Duluth, Minn.), Matt Hamilton (McFarland, Wis.), John Landsteiner (Duluth, Minn.), and Joe Polo (Duluth, Minn.) concluded an undefeated week after defeating Todd Birr’s team, 8-6, in the men’s gold-medal game of the 2017 USA Curling National Championships.
Shuster’s team only gave up three steals in 11 games in finishing the week with a perfect 11-0 record. The team is coached by Phill Drobnick (Eveleth, Minn.).
The Shuster rink will now represent the U.S. at the 2017 Ford World Men’s Championship and the Humpty’s Champions Cup, both in Canada in April.
This is the sixth men’s national championship title for Shuster and Polo, third for George, and second for Hamilton and Landsteiner.