John Shuster


Quick Facts

Full Name John Shuster
Date of Birth November 3, 1982
Birth Place Chisholm, Minnesota
Nick Name None
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Age 39
Height 1.83 meters (6 feet)
Weight 88 kg (194 lbs)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Name Unknown
Mother’s Name Name Unknown
Siblings Unknown
Education
  • Chisholm High School
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
Marital Status Married
Wife Sarah Shuster
Kids Two sons, one named Luke Shuster
Profession Curler
Club
  • Duluth CC
  • Duluth MN
 Team Chris Plys (Third), Matt Hamilton (Second), John Landsteiner (Lead), Colin Hufman (Alternate)
Position Skip
Mixed Doubles Partner Cory Christensen
Net Worth $1 million
Social Media InstagramTwitter
Merch Curling Shoes
Last Update August, 2022

Some people often become more grumpy as they get ahead in life. But for John Shuster, who curls for a living, it’s not at all the case.

He has shown how humble he is on the field, off the field, and even in front of the press. Not only that, but he was also married to curling.

Here, we’ll talk about and look into John Shuster’s career choices and life journey. But let’s start with a quick look at some of his most interesting facts.

How was the Physical Measurement of John Shuster?

John Shuster is a well-known curler on the field. He is 1.83 meters (6 feet) tall and weighs 88 kg (194 lbs).

John is a fair-skinned man with short, dark brown hair that has been cut short. He also has eyes that are the same color.

How does he shecudule his Work Time?

John Shuster says that he trains and works out for curling for three hours every day. It’s pretty much split between two hours at the gym and one hour at the curling club.

At the gym, he often does several Olympic lifts to build strength, and then he works on his balance and flexibility. But he doesn’t have a regular way of working out, as it changes from time to time.

John with his team (Source; Instagram)

During the offseason, John usually does strength training four days a week and cardio two to three days a week. In the same way, he starts all of his work with a dynamic warmup.

Childhoos And Family

John Shuster was born in Chisholm, Minnesota, on November 3, 1982, under the sign of Scorpio. Even though he hasn’t said much about his parents and family, it is clear that he grew up in a curling family.

John’s interest in curling grew when he and his mother went to a curling club a lot when he was young. Curling was also something that his father did (a skip).

In the beginning of John’s curling career, he and his mother were given Dr. Pepper and the best popcorn and pool table at the concession stand as a bribe.

Even when they didn’t want to watch the game, they went there often because there was so much to do. But as time went on, John became more and more interested in curling and began to watch it closely.

Next, his dad wouldn’t let him throw rocks during men’s league because they also had a junior’s league on Saturdays for kids who wanted to try it. Well, he tried curling for the first time when he was twelve.

But again, he didn’t start curling all at once. During the winter, he often played basketball.

Education

When it comes to his education, John Shuster went to Chisholm High School for his high school years. After that, he went to the University of Minnesota and got his degree.

Like his family background, parents’ names, and siblings, he doesn’t say much about what he did for school. We’ll keep you up to date on any news that comes up about the subject.

How was he start his career?

John Shuster started curling when he was about 13 years old. This was before he became a professional. Well, it all started when he was in sixth grade and saw a flyer at school for a junior curling program.

Later, John joined the match, and he fell in love with the sport right then. In December 1997, he moved on and went to Duluth to see the last Olympic trials. In the end, this was the turning point that made him really want to curl and give it his all.

Professional Curler

The first time John Shuster played curling, he was the lead for Pete Fenson’s team. In the same way, the 2003 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship was his most important international event.

Two years later, in 2005, John and his team took part in the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship. They lost the tiebreaker match, but they came back after winning the 2005 United States Olympic Curling Trials.

Men’s Team of The Olympics (Source: Instagram)

This match helped make the 2006 Winter Olympics possible. John and his team won bronze at the event, which was the first medal the US has ever won in curling.

Shuster Team

After the Olympics, John Shuster left the team and started his own. He was a skip when he went to the 2009 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship.

Since the match was in Moncton, New Brunswick, and a tiebreaker game was played, his team lost. After that, he and his team won the match at the US Olympic Curling Trials in 2009.

Well, this game decided which U.S. team would go to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Back then, John missed a few shots with the last rock, so his coaches put Chris Plys in his place.

“It really scared me. Everyone was mean. Then, social media got a little crazy, which was hard to deal with and hurtful. – John Shuster on losing his job

After the game, he put together his team again. Zach Jacobson, Jared Zezel, and John Landsteiner were on his team this time.

The following year, John’s longtime teammate Jeff Isaacson replaced Zach as the third player on John’s team. The 2012 St. Paul Cash Spiel was John’s second win on the world tour.

After that, John won a bronze medal at the United States Men’s Curling Championship in both 2012 and 2013. But John’s third Olympics season got off to a slow start, even though he got the first in the qualifying round.

Rejection at High-Performance Program  (HPP)

Before the 2018 Olympics began, the U.S. team had already lost a number of games. The United States Curling Association held an athlete combine with this in mind.

In order to do better at the Olympics, they got rid of Shuster and his teammate Landsteiner from the High-Performance Program (HPP).

So, he made a new team called “The Rejects” and put Landsteiner in charge, with Matt Hamilton in second place and Tyler George in third.

At the 2015 National Championships, their team beat the team picked by HPP and won gold.

In the same way, their team won another bronze medal against Yusuke Morozumi of Japan. With this, they won the United States its first World Men’s medal since 2007.

After that, the team talked about how they would get to their fourth Olympics after winning the 2017 U.S. Olympic Curling Trials.

Pyeongchang Victory

In the first four games of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, John Shuster and his team lost. But they later won all three of the remaining games.

In the same way, they beat two-time world champion Kevin Koe in the semifinals. Together, they won the United States’ first curling gold medal at the Olympics.

Pyeongchang Victory (Source: Instagram)

“I guess they thought, ‘This guy didn’t do well in the Olympics in 2010 and 2014, and he’s getting older.’ It was an opportunity to learn. But I didn’t find out until the middle of the 2018 Games, which is sad and strange.” – John Shuster

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Post Olympics

After he did well at the Olympics, cruel tweets with the hashtag #JohnShusterSucks were no longer popular. The 2019 United States Men’s Curling Championship was won by his team.

Also, he will keep his title at the United States Men’s Championship in 2020. He was also ready to represent the U.S. at the 2020 World Men’s Curling Championship.

But because of the pandemic, the event was soon called off. After that, he played through several games while the pandemic was still going on.

Curling with Double Mixed

John Shuster curls with Cory Christensen as part of a mixed doubles team. At the 2017 United States Mixed Doubles Curling Olympic Trials, the pair came in second.

Later, they won the title again at the 2019 National Championship. At the 2019 World Championship, they won bronze.

Current Pace

John Shuster is very excited to play in his fifth Olympics game, which will take place in Beijing in February 2022.

“As a child, I loved the Olympics so much, and I knew that everything I worked for wasn’t for nothing.” – John Shuster

Awards

John Shuster has been to and played in nine World Championships games so far. He has also played in the World Mixed Doubles Championship once.

He has taken part in the Olympics four times so far.

  • Olympic Games (one gold and one bronze)
  • Curling’s World Championships (one bronze)
  • The Winter Olympics (one gold)
  • The US Men’s Championship (seven gold, one silver, and one bronze)
  • The US Olympic Trials (five golds)
  • Curling’s World Mixed Doubles Championship (one bronze)
  • The US Olympic Trials (one silver)
  • The Mixed Doubles Curling Championship of the United States (one gold and one silver)

How was the Networth of John Shuster?

In fact, John Shuster hasn’t talked about how much he makes or how much he gets paid. On the other hand, it is thought that he is worth about $1 million.

John’s family’s new book, Juicing With the Kids, came out in May 2020. This is a simple project that uses pictures to show how his family sees the world.

He is also backed by a number of brands, such as Think Rice and Columbia Sportswear.

What is the Relationship status of John Shuster?

John Shuster is married to his longtime girlfriend, Sarah Shuster, and they have two beautiful sons together. Even though we don’t know much about their wedding or their sons, they have a cute family.

Juicing With Kids (Source: Instagram)

From her Instagram posts, it looks like Sarah Shuster works as a pharmacist. Sarah Shuster is her Instagram name, and she has more than 1,000 followers.

How does he spent his time in Covid?

Sarah Shuster went to the U.S. Club National Championships back in March 2020. She got the new coronavirus at that moment, as did about three-quarters of the other people at that event.

So, while his wife waited for the test results, John Shuster and his family went into self-quarantine. At first, Sarah had a lot of pain in her back, shortness of breath, and she couldn’t smell or taste.

“They were all pretty close. We didn’t have much room, so we used the same rocks. It’s scary to see how quickly it could spread and how contagious it is, especially since we were all athletes and most of us are young and healthy. – Sarah Shuster

Pyeongchang Victory (Source: Instagram)

Sarah tested positive for the virus, but John and his children did not have it. John lost 25 pounds (just over 11 kg) of weight during the pandemic.

After it turned out that everyone had gotten over the virus, the family spent time together and even went fishing. During one of these fishing trips on a frozen lake, John dropped his cell phone into the water.

Well, he didn’t even try to look for his phone that day, saying he would never see it again. But after the Olympics, he went back to the lake and, by God’s grace, found his phone, which worked pretty well.

Does he use Social Media?

Check out John Shuster’s social media accounts if you want to keep up with what he posts and uploads. He is known as John Shuster (@shoostie) on Instagram, where 4.8k people follow him.

He also has 17,600 people following him on Twitter as John Shuster (@Shoostie2010).

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