Prairie du Chien's Matt Antoine won his first-ever gold medal at the skeleton World Cup. The 28-year old posted a two-race mark of 1:47.58, .63 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.
"I don't typically yell coming up the outrun, but I did on that one," Antoine told teamusa.org.
"I don't know how to explain what I'm feeling."
Antoine had won three World Cup bronze medals since beginning to compete on that circuit in 2009. This gold medal marks the first win for an American since January 2010.
The men's skeleton World Cup continues in Germany in January.
Lake Placid Men’s Skeleton
1. Matthew Antoine (USA) 1:47.58
2. Aleksander Tretiakov (RUS) 1:48.21
3. Tomass Dukurs (LAT) 1:48.34
4. John Daly (USA) 1:48.37
7. Kyle Tress (USA) 1:48.57