USA moves up to fourth place in standings.
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 22: Matt Hamilton, George Tyler, John Shuster, John Landsteiner of USA celebrate victory in the Curling Men's Semi-final against Canada on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
They don't know which color it will be yet, but Team USA's men's curlers with two teammates from Wisconsin will bring home some Olympic hardware.
Matt Hamilton, from McFarland, Wis., and Superior's John Shuster helped Team USA defeat Canada in the Olympic semifinals in Pyeongchang, South Korea, 5-3.
USA will face Sweden at 12:35 a.m. Saturday in the gold medal match.
In the 8th of 10 ends (like innings, for those who don't know curling), the score was tied at 2-2 and Canada had the last stone, which typically gives the best opportunity for scoring points.
However, Shuster produced a thread-the-needle shot with his final stone which put USA in position to "steal" two points, and Canada failed to respond, giving America a key 4-2 lead.
This is Shuster's second medal, having been part of America's first medal-winning team in 2006.