U.S. Olympic Curling Trials: George and Birr win playoff openers
Round robin winner Tyler George and defending champion Todd Birr won the opening playoffs Friday at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Broomfield, Colo.
George advanced to today's final with his 6-5 decision over John Shuster in the 1-2 match up.
Birr remained alive in the 3-4 match, eliminating Craig Brown 9-6, to face Shuster in the late night semifinal.
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