In a rematch of last February’s Olympic gold medal match, the U.S. men’s curling team beat Sweden on Sunday to win a Curling World Cup event in Omaha, Neb.
The U.S., led by Minnesotan John Shuster, defeated Sweden 3-1 to earn a spot in the Curling World Cup Grand Final next May in Beijing.
The same two teams faced off earlier this year in the final at the Olympics in South Korea — a match also won by the U.S.
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“We’re playing great. It’s very evident that we’ve done a lot of work this year together to get to this particular spot,” Shuster told USA Curling ahead of Sunday’s final. “I’m just really proud of all the guys on the team.”
The U.S. team competing in Omaha also included Minnesotans Chris Plys and John Landsteiner, along with Matt Hamilton from Wisconsin.