John Landsteiner, lead position curler, for Team USA, made an appearance at the Owatonna Curling Club on Tuesday. He will be returning on Thursday evening, January 4th, at 5:30, again at the Owatonna Curling Club.

John was born in Mankato, and now lives in Duluth, where he curls out of the Duluth Curling Club. This is John's second trip to the Olympics, the first being in 2014 where his team took 9th place. John, along with his family, are also selling USA Curling merchandise, to help raise the funds necessary for the family to join him in South Korea in February. If you are interested in picking up some Team USA curling merchandise, you can order it online.

I got the chance to visit for a few minutes with John, and he is very passionate about curling, and he shared that he will be in Canada for the a Grand Slam event in the next couple of weeks.  All of this before his trip to South Korea to represent Team USA. John was a pleasure to visit with, even for a few minutes.

Good luck to Team USA, I know I will be watching when the USA curling teams compete.

Greeting a fan at Owatonna Curling Club