Sochi, Russia (NNCNOW.com) --- Chisholm, Minn. native John Shuster and the U.S. men's curling team beat Germany Friday morning before falling to Russia on Friday afternoon in round-robin play at the 2014 Sochi Games.
The Americans ousted the Germans 8-5 to improve to (2-3) in round-robin play and keep their chances of advances to the medal round alive.
Shuster finished with an 89 percent accuracy rate and the U.S. jumped out to a 4-1 lead before hanging on down the stretch.
Later in the day, Shuster had a chance to win it on the tenth end but just missed as his team fell 7-6 to the host nation.
The Americans, who are now in a three-way tie for sixth place, will have Saturday off before they play again on Sunday against Sweden.