U.S. curlers' first gold medals were the wrong ones

South Korean team celebrates after winning against Japan Denmark during their women's curling match at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung South Korea Wednesday Feb. 21 2018

South Korean team celebrates after winning against Japan Denmark during their women's curling match at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung South Korea Wednesday Feb. 21 2018

Matt Hamilton, John Shuster, John Landsteiner of U.S. compete in the Curling Men's Semi-final against Canada on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. They won gold at the Winter Olympics in stunning fashion. And gold was waiting for them at the end.

Also a part of the gold medal-winning team with Shuster as the "skip", meaning captain, and George, the "vice skip", were Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner, and Joe Polo. The only other USA medal in curling was a bronze, won by the American men's team at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

The American men have won the Olympic gold medal in curling in a decisive upset of Sweden.

Team Shuster went on to win the US Championships in 2015, beating teams from the USA Curling high performance program.

John Shuster & Co. took home the surprise gold after notching five points in the eighth end against Sweden.

"I can't tell you how unnervous I was over that throw, these guys gave me the confidence", said Shuster.

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The team defeated two powerhouses for the victory. "And that's where the week changed for us and changed for me was to allow myself to go out there and enjoy it and let the work show through".

After the US scored their five a reeling Sweden chipped two off the deficit in the ninth but there was too much damage to fix and the Swedes finally conceded.

The U.S. stole another in the fourth to take their first lead, 3-2, after Edin's takeout attempt wasn't quite strong enough, and a measurement showed the yellow stone to just slightly closer.

Shuster gets the credit for making big shots as the skip, but every member of Team USA came up with big shots at a big time.

"On the morning of February 19, Matt's (Hamilton), the day we played Canada, I woke up saw it and said 'I have a choice". (Although Sweden had two stones in the house, the end does not count in the score).

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