"I'm shocked," said Troxel, the first woman to ever compete in the event. "That final (gold medal) run didn't even feel that fast. It seemed like I hit the walls a lot, but I guess it was quick enough to win. There was definitely some beginner's luck on my side today."
The annual event raises money for the U.S. bobsled team. Earlier in the weekend Izod IndyCar's Dan Wheldon and his driver had a scary crash during an exhibition run. Neither was seriously injured.