Trailing by two points, the American men (1-0) scored a deuce in the 10th end to force an extra end against Marek Cernovsky's Czech Republic rink and then stole the winning point to start the round robin with a win at the Ice Cube Curling Center.
"We came out pretty well. We had a few rough ends but kept in it, made some more shots and we came back and held on," said Dropkin (Southborough, Mass.), 17, a student at Algonquin Regional High School.
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