LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Matt Antoine watched skeleton racing for the first time during broadcasts of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, where Americans swept the gold medals in the headfirst sliding discipline.He wanted to be part of the team. Problem was, the team didn't want him.A tryout the next winter in Lake Placid didn't go so well, with coaches thanking him for his interest and sending him home. Undeterred, he came back a year later, found a way to stick around and his stock has steadily risen. This weekend in Lake Placid, Antoine should be among the U.S. medal contenders when the World Cup circuit hits the track at frigid Mt. Van Hoevenberg.