Curling 101: Since PyeongChang

Curling 101: Since PyeongChang
Posted at 2:21 PM, Oct 07, 2021

The talk of the Winter Olympics is usually dominated by snowboarding, ice hockey and figure skating, but curling has developed a heavy following as well during the Games. That will be no different in Beijing as curling is once again expected to draw fans from around the globe, and especially from the United States after the American men pulled off a colossal upset against Sweden in PyeongChang to win curling gold.

Who's Back

It's currently unclear who will be representing the United States in Beijing. The U.S. Olympic Trials for Curling will not wrap up until late November, so it's anyone's guess as to who will be competing for the United States overseas. However, there is a very good chance that the PyeongChang squad led by John Shuster will be returning to represent the U.S. again.

Shuster, alongside Tyler George, Matt Hamilton and John Landsteiner, helped guide Team USA to its first-ever curling gold medal in PyeongChang, and he did so against the heavily favored Swedish team that went 7-2 during Round Robin play.

Who's Gone

Tyler George, who played a key role for the gold medal-winning U.S. men's curling team, stepped away from competitive curling after the 2018 Olympics. George is now serving as a coach and ambassador for the sport. Now, George is based in Austin, Texas with the mission of growing the game in America's southern states.