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Top moments from Team USA's run to the curling gold

Top moments from Team USA's run to the curling gold

Team Shuster made a historic run to the first curling gold medal in USA history

Early Saturday morning in the U.S., millions of people around the country were watching history as the U.S. men's curling team - John Shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton and John Landsteiner - made history as the first American team to ever win Olympic gold in curling.

Team Shuster's run to the gold was far from easy, and looked nearly impossible at several points along the way. Let's take a look at the top moments in the journey that made it all possible:

Miracurl on Ice: Team USA defeats Sweden to win first curling gold medal

Team USA finishes the PyeongChang games on a five game winning streak, finishing with a 10-7 defeat of Sweden

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Shuster and company had a rocky start to the PyeongChang Games, starting 2-4 and needing to win out to have a chance at making the semifinals. But that all turned around on February 19, when they took on Canada.

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The win was the start of something special in the PyeongChang Games, and also the start of Shuster's redemption story after his disappointing finishes in the 2010 and 2014 Olympics.

John Shuster begins redemption story with game-winning shot against Canada

Shuster had struggled throughout the Olympics but made a game-clinching shot to lead the U.S. to an upset victory over Canada. 

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After the upset of Canada, the U.S. rolled, winning their final two games of round robin play to take the No. 3 seed into the semifinals. 

Men's Curling Night 8: Team USA advances to semifinals with win over Great Britain

The U.S. reaches the curling semifinals for the first time since 2006

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The U.S. took on a familiar foe in the semis - No. 2 seeded Canada. And again, Shuster's team came out on top.

Men's curling semifinals: USA headed to first gold medal game with win over Canada

The U.S. is guaranteed its highest medal in Olympic curling history

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The win had Team USA tasting gold, and they wanted it.
The win also proved that this Olympics was a completely different story for Shuster and his rag-tag squad who were originally rejected from USA curling.

PyeongChang a much different Olympics for Shuster, Team USA

The U.S. men are in the Olympic curling semifinals for the first time since 2006

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Team USA gained a lot of fans along the way, including celebrities J.J. Watt, Diddy and Mr. T. People across the U.S. were falling in love, not only with Shuster and his team, but with curling in general, a sport that had never been more popular.

Twitter reacts to Team USA's success in curling, the country's new favorite sport

As the U.S. men's curling team heads to the gold medal game, Mr. T and the rest of the internet gives them some love. 

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Mr. T even called Team Shuster before the gold medal game.

Mr. T, Diddy send good luck to Team USA curlers

The U.S. will take on Sweden tonight for the gold medal

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All those good vibes, with a lot of skill and a little bit of luck, helped Team USA take the gold over Sweden, and write their own chapter into the Olympic history books.

USA curling breaks the internet (again) after gold medal win

Twitter got a little excited after the U.S. men's team won the first curling gold in Team USA history.

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USA curling: Shuster's final redemption story finally complete

After so much heartbreak, USA skip John Shuster found his love of curling again in PyeongChang

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Now, Shuster and Team USA have their redemption, and the hardware to bring home to show for it.

Team USA's historic curling victory, in their own words

The U.S. defeated Sweden Saturday morning for its first curling Olympic gold medal

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