Since sliding for bronze over the weekend .
Matt Antoine has slid into the national spotlight.
The Prairie du Chien native .
and his fans back home .
still celebrating his medal win.
News 8's Kyle Deckelbaum spoke with Antoine from Sochi
00/10 It's been a pretty crazy few days, for sure.
Matt Antoine is still sliding .
at least it feels that way.
00/21 Since the moment that race was over, I've been
rushing off, doing something, being somewhere, whether
it be press conferences, interviews, things on television.
It's been a very full and busy schedule but I'm loving
every second of it.
It wasn't that long ago .
just 2006 .
when we first interviewed Matt Antoine .
and all this was a dream.
5/25 I really don't remember anything I said during
I'm sure one of the things I said was making it to
the Games was one of my goals.
I guess I can cross that off the list.
From Prarie to the podium .
Antoine received his bronze medal Sunday.
It was the very moment he's worked so hard for.
BUTT Everything came together in that moment.
Everything's been worth it.
Worth it too for the whole section of cheeseheads
rooting him on in Sochi.
1/05 It was amazing.
As soon as I crossed that finish line, the first thing
I looked for was the clock.
I knew I had a great run and I was pretty sure I medaled
but you gotta see the clock.
Once I was coming up the out-run, I knew right where
my family was and I just looked for them and seeing
the emotion on their faces, and what this meant to
them, how they felt, it's unbelievable.
Even on the other side of the world .
back in Prairie du Chien .
fans rooted him on.
NAT FROM BAR
1/42 The hometown support has just been phenomenal.
Everyone's been so excited, Tweeting me, sending me
messages on Facebook and everything.
I knew there were going to be viewing parties and
everyone was just super, super excited to see me race.
Winning the medal I think just kind of put it over
I've had such an outpouring of support for everyone,
it's been amazing.
?? So what's next for the bronze medal winner ??
3/50 For me, there's still a lot on the table.
I really feel like I'm still coming into my own.
This has kind of been my breakout year but there's
still places to go up from here.
There's World Championships, World Cup overall, all
that and obviously, Gold is still on the table for
four years from now.
Antoine says he'll remain in Sochi through the closing
He isn't sure whether he'll come back to Prairie du
Chien right away .
but when he does .
he says he's heard rumors of welcome home celebrations.