BURLINGTON, Vt (WCAX) - It's history for the U.S. Men's Curling Team. Team USA defeated Sweden, 10-7, on Saturday morning to capture the first ever gold medal in the sport. The U.S. had started competition 2-4, but ended up winning its last 5 matches. It's only the second ever men's curling medal for the U.S.. They won bronze in 2006.
Warren native, Nolan Kasper and Dartmouth graduate, David Chudounsky were part of the U.S. Alpine team that was eliminated in the round of 16 by Great Britain Friday night.
The U.S. 4-man bobsled team sits in 10th after 2 runs. The team's driver is Codie Bascue from Whitehall, NY. The final Final run is 11:15pm Saturday.
UVM alum Scott Patterson, was the lone U.S. man competing in the men's 50K mass start Saturday morning. He finished 11th overall.
Montpelier gold medalist, Amanda Pelkey, took to Facebook Saturday morning to thank friends and family for their support:
"So many words I can say right now to all of the family, friends and supporters. This has been an incredible journey and I am extremely excited to bring the Gold back and share it with all of you! Thank you all for your support from the bottom of my heart. It means the world to me!"
Pelkey will be in South Korea through Monday. She will then travel on a U.S. media tour with the women's hockey team.
Cross-Country gold medalist, Jessie Diggins (Stratton Elite), will hold the American Flag for the closing ceremonies on Sunday.