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My legendary curling buddy John Shuster on skipping his Olympic gold medal-winning team to the 2024 U.S. National men's championship in New Jersey last week: "It was week to remember, that’s for sure. I cannot express enough how lucky I am to go to battle with the teammates I am blessed with. I am so proud of our resilience and performance this past week against the incredible teams competing was simply humbling. I never dreamt I’d have an opportunity to play in, let alone win 10 National Men’s Championships. I want to thank our families (especially my crazy wife and kids who came back to be my rocks in the stands for the Finals after going home for a very important swim meet) and fans, both near and far, for their unwavering support as usual. We are beyond blessed to have you all in our corner. The staff of USA Curling this week was unmatched. The event you all put on in what had to have been an incredibly new and challenging place was second to none. That being said, the American Dream mall is a top-notch place with top-notch people working there. I cannot thank them enough for the care they took of all of us curlers, our families and curling fans. Finally, I want to thank Curling Stadium for your coverage of Nationals this year. The importance of showing every game on every sheet allows the incredible curling our country has to be enjoyed by all, regardless of the ability to travel. Seriously, it’s a game changer. I’m excited to dawn the Red, White and Blue once again and am excited about what lies ahead in Switzerland."