Updated: 12/10/2013 12:15 PM
Created: 12/10/2013 10:42 AM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart
By this time next week four Olympic hopefuls with Minnesota ties will find out if they're heading to Sochi for the Olympic games in February.
The four men are the curlers representing Team USA during qualifying rounds which start Tuesday in Europe.
Two-time Olympian John Shuster, of Duluth, Minn., whose team won the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Curling victory last month in Fargo, will lead his team of 2010 Olympian Jeff Isaacson, of Gilbert, Minn., Jared Zezel of Hibbing, Minn., John Landsteiner of Duluth, Minn., and Craig Brown of Madison, Wis., against seven other countries.
Their team finished a disappointing tenth place, but they could be back again.
Team USA men's curling schedule:
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 4 p.m. local/10 a.m. ET: USA v. Czech Republic
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 8 a.m. local/2 a.m. ET: USA v. New Zealand
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 4 p.m. local/10 a.m. ET: USA v. France
Thursday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. local/3 a.m. ET: USA v. Germany
Thursday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. local/1 p.m. ET: USA v. Japan
Friday, Dec. 13, 12 p.m. local/6 a.m. ET: USA v. Korea
Friday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. local/2 p.m. ET: USA v. Finland
Saturday, Dec. 14, Men’s 1 v. 2 playoff, 8 p.m. local/2 p.m. ET
Sunday, Dec. 15, Men’s second playoff, 12:30 p.m. local/6:30 a.m. ET