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MEN'S CURLING: U.S. finishes ninth in Sochi

Feb 17, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Jared Zezel (USA) (right) and Jeff Isaacson (USA) in men's curling round robin session 12 during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Ice Cube Curling Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
SOCHI, Russia -- A 6-3 loss to Switzerland left the John Schuster rink of the United States with a 2-7 mark after round robin play at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
The U.S. team finished ninth, a game up on 10th place Germany. The top four teams advanced -- Sweden, Canada, China and either Great Britain or Norway, who are set for a tie-breaker."We didn't generate a lot of offense. We didn't always get the rocks in great places. I threw a lot of really difficult shots this week. I don't remember any other event I've been in where I had that many. But that's what happens when you get behind and you're trying to generate points," Shuster told USA Curling about the team's performance in Sochi.
The U.S. team is Shuster and John Landsteiner of Duluth, as well as Craig Brown of Madison, Wis., and Jared Zezel, a BSU student from Hibbing, Minn.