Chisholm, Minn. native John Shuster is two wins away from qualifying a second time for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games.
That's after he and Duluth, Minn. native Cory Christensen clinched a spot in the knockout round at the United States Olympic Mixed Doubles Curling Trials, with the semifinals set for Saturday and the final for Sunday.
Shuster and Christensen are (6-1) in the preliminary rounds and have clinched a spot in the 1-2 semifinal, which will be played at 9:00 p.m. Saturday.
Below are the standings of the other Northland natives involved in the Olympic Trials, with mixed doubles curling set to make its Olympic debut at the 2018 PyeongChang Games.
1. Christensen (Duluth) / Shuster (Chisholm) --- (6-1)
4t. Persinger / Zezel (Hibbing) --- (3-3)
4t. Peterson / Polo (Duluth) --- (3-3)
6. Sinclair / Dropkin (Duluth) --- (2-4)