The talk of the Winter Olympics is usually dominated by snowboarding, ice hockey and figure skating, but curling has developed a heavy following as well during the Games. That will be no different in Beijing as curling is once again expected to draw fans from around the globe, and especially from the United States after the American men pulled off a colossal upset against Sweden in PyeongChang to win curling gold.
The men's team skipped by John Shuster will represent the United States once again at these Winter Games, and the squad remains largely intact with Matt Hamilton and John Landsteiner still playing alongside him. Chris Plys is a new addition however. In 2018, the team led the U.S. to its first-ever curling gold medal in PyeongChang, and did so against the heavily favored Swedish team that went 7-2 during round robin play.
Tyler George, who played a key role for the gold medal-winning U.S. men's curling team, stepped away from competitive curling after the 2018 Olympics. George is now serving as a coach and ambassador for the sport. Now, George is based in Austin, Texas with the mission of growing the game in America's southern states.