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Team USA practices for first time in South Korea

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Pyeongchang, South Korea -

The United States Men's Curling Team hit the ice for their first practice in South Korea Monday.

The team is looking to bring home the U.S.'s first curling medal since 2006, when the Americans won the bronze at the Torino Games. 

The team is led by four-time Olympian and Chisholm native John Shuster.

Duluthians John Landsteiner and Joe Polo will make their second olympic appearances, while Duluth native Tyler George and Wisconsinite Matt Hamilton make their rookie appearances. 

Shuster shared what he thought of the team's first practice.

"It was nice to get back out on the ice," he said. "We hadn't thrown rocks in four days which is kind of a long layoff for us, but for me, I was really excited that after I threw the first five or six rocks it felt like I hadn't been off the ice for four days."

His teammate Tyler George agreed.

"It felt good to get on the ice again. Everybody's throwing it real well. The layoff didn't hurt anybody too badly. Two days of practice leading up, muscle memory comes back real quick, so we're ready to go."

Team curling is set to get underway later this week.

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