The U.S. men have rattled off four straight wins in the Olympic Qualifying Event in Fuessen, Germany, and are just one win away from booking a ticket to join the Womens team at the Sochi Olympic Games.
The U.S. team led by Skip John Shuster – bidding for his third Olympics – dispatched the previous front-runners South Korea, 7-5, earlier today in a tie-break matchup to determine which team would make the playoffs starting today and ending tomorrow. After the 7-game round robin event, the U.S. was among four teams tied with 5 wins, 2 losses. The U.S. was considered tied with South Korea, however, for third place. Germany and Czech Republic had already clinched playoff spots with their identical records. They play tonight to determine the first of two teams heading to Sochi. Continue reading