Winter Olympics 2022 is here. The sport of curling will begin immediately and with all of the levels involve, it will play almost every day of the event. The men’s tournament will start on February 9th with round robin play. From there, 10 qualifying nations will take part in nine preliminary rounds. Then the top four teams move on the semifinals and that begins on February 17th.

The odds favor Great Britain to win the event as they are listed as +200.Sweden and Canada are right behind them in odds at +225 for the Canadians and +275 for the Swedish team. he United States has the fourth best odds to secure the gold medal at +800 to win. Four years ago the MAericans won the gold in South Korea, Back for another year as skipper is John Shuster and he is looking for the upset.

Three other members of the team from four years ago return . Shuster is in his fifth consecutive Olympics. In 2006, Shuster guided the USA to the bronze medal in Italy.

Winter Olympics 2022 curling will be broadcast on NBC networks and streaming services.

Winter Olympics 2022 ODDS

Great Britain +200
Canada +225
Sweden +275
USA +800
Switzerland +800
Italy +2000
Norway +2500
ROC +4000
Denmark +6500
China       +6500

Winter Olympics 2022- Meet the Men’s Curling Team from USA

John Shuster- Skipper

This 39 year old calls Duluth, Minnesota as home and is a seven-time national champion and one world champion bronze medal. Shuster is a four-time Curling Male Athlete of the Year.

Matt Hamilton- Second  Winter Olympics 2022

Hamilton and John Shuster have teamed up since 2014. Hamilton has plenty of experience. He and his sister Becca compete in mixed doubles frequently. Matt Hamilton was named 2017 Curling Male Athlete of the Year. Matt Hamilton has on four national championships, a bronze medal and has one Olympic gold to his name. He is from McFarland, Wisconsin and is 32-years-old.

Hamilton has been a part of Team Shuster since 2014, being a part of four national championships, a world bronze medal, and of course an Olympic gold medal. The 32-year-old from McFarland, Wisconsin, is also an accomplished mixed doubles player with his sister Becca. Hamilton, a two-time junior national champion, was the 2017 USA Curling Male Athlete of the Year.

 

Chris Plys-Third

His first chance in the Olympics came in 2020 when he went as an alternate for the Vancouver Olympics and got inserted into the lineup as they tried to shuffle things around. Plys is 34-years old and from Duluth. He has been on two national championship teams and won the mixed national championship this past year with his partner Vicky Persinger. The two will compete in the Olympic mixed doubles in this Winter Olympics 2022,

Plys got his first taste of Olympic action in 2010. He went to Vancouver as an alternate, but got the rare opportunity to get in a game in place of Shuster as the team shuffled its lineup to try and generate some momentum. The 34-year-old from Duluth will now get his second Olympic shot 12 years later. Of late, Plys has been a part of two national championship teams and a mixed doubles national title earlier this year. Plys and partner Vicky Persinger also won the 2021 U.S. mixed doubles curling trials and will have their chance to qualify in that discipline as well at a December tournament.

John Landsteiner- Lead

Landsteiner and Shuster have been together for ten years now with much success. They were both on the 2014 and 2018 Olympics together, Landsteiner has been part of four national championships an was a bronze medal winner in 2016. In 2024, he was name USA Curling Male Athlete of the Year.

 

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