In a story that belongs with Cool Runnings or the Mighty Ducks, the USA Men's Curling team won Gold last week in Korea. This was the first US gold in curling and it happened in the most improbable way, with one "former" superstar player (John Shuster) who was basically ostrasized from the USA Curling High-performance program in 2014 and whose name was a joke for Olympians making clutch mistakes, built a team of nobodies to make it to the Olympics and win everything! The team comprises a liquor salesman, a sporting good store salesman, a technicion for consumer products and an engineer, all from Minnesota or Wisconsin. They even go by the name Team Reject and were supported by curling fan Mr. T!
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Here are the highlights from the Gold Medal round: