Gold Medalist Tyler George Stepping Away From Team Shuster
Just a few short months after taking home the gold at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Tyler George has announced he's stepping away from the sport that made him a star athlete.
The Duluth native was the vice-skip when the team won big this past February.
George tweeted about his hiatus, saying:
"After a life changing 4 years and a long run of grinding seasons, it’s time to step away from competitive curling and give the mind and body a rest. I’ll use this time as an ambassador to continue to
#growthegame. Thanks to all for the amazing support to lift me up over this run!"
He followed it up with a thank you to the team and organization that made him a household name, tweeting:
"A special thanks to my brothers from
@TeamShuster for going on this journey with me, and to everyone with @usacurl for giving us the opportunity to succeed over the years. I hope to be back on the circuit sooner rather than later, but that’s a decision for a later time!"
According to TeamUSA.org, George is stepping away in an effort to recharge his batteries and let his body heal after playing "for 20 straight years with one minor break." He will continue being an ambassador for curling.
George joined Team Shuster in 2014. Duluthian and 2010 Olympian Chris Plys will fill his spot.