Team Canada was hoping to win its fourth consecutive gold medal, but the men lost to Team USA and lost the bronze match to Switzerland.
Shuster won bronze as a member of Pete Fenson's team in 2006.
The Americans received a good luck call from Mr. T before the match.
While she was at the Olympics, Christensen also saw Minnesota native Lindsey Vonn's downhill race, a usa men's hockey game and the closing ceremony.
After Sweden tied the game 5-5 in the seventh, Shuster played a double takeout on his last shot in the eighth to leave the US with the only five stones in the house.
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"We knew we were going to lose", Swedish skip Niklas Edin said. Shuster then overshot on his last delivery and Sweden was able to score two and again take the lead, but by the sixth Team USA had retaken the lead.
But that gave the hammer to the Americans for the 10th and final end. The remaining rocks were used to methodically pick off Sweden's until there weren't enough left to catch up.
Against Sweden, which defeated the USA 10-4 in the round-robin part of the tournament, the Americans fell behind 2-0 after two ends but responded with two in the third and a steal of one in the fourth.
Sweden scored first in the game and the lead went back and forth between Sweden and the USA.
John Shuster and his "ragtag squad" made history for the United States by winning its first-ever gold medal in curling.
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But the resurgent United States quartet had beaten defending champion Canada 5-3 in the semi-final, and in front of a crowd which included Ivanka Trump and Swedish King Carl Gustaf, they outplayed their opponents to secure USA's ninth gold of these Winter Games. Still, the USA men's curling team showed resilience on Saturday, taking home the gold in a comeback effort.
The US curlers were Shuster, vice-skip Tyler George, Hamilton, John Landsteiner and Joe Polo, who will now have get a 2018 Olympics tattoo to go with the logo from the Turin Games he has on his right shoulder.
It wasn't a ideal prediction from the Simpsons writers, however, as it was Switzerland not Russian Federation that claimed the bronze medal.
In Pyeongchang, curling was the busiest sport; from the first match of the new mixed doubles discipline - a day and a half before the lighting of the cauldron ù to the end of the women's final, there were 18 straight days of competition, some with as many as four matches in each of three sessions per day. "From the day that the 2014 Olympics came to an end, every single day was with this journey in mind".
Eventually, they win the Olympic gold for the U.S., ahead of Sweden and Russian Federation. Let's see if we can get tickets, ' " she said.
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