Following the heartache of coming so close to winning the title in 2016/17, Amanda Trunzo upped her efforts in the off-season and came back stronger, faster and more confident in 2017/18. She powered to three Red Bull Crashed Ice wins out of four, beating her rival and two-time World Champion Jacqueline Legere to the title. She is the first American to win the women's Ice Cross Downhill World Championship.
Amanda first saw the sport of Red Bull Crashed Ice when she was playing D1 hockey out east at Dartmouth College. While watching this event, some Canadian teammates of hers told her she should do it and once she graduated and had the opportunity to try out, she hasn't looked back. She first competed in 2012 in Quebec City, where she finished 4th overall. Amanda then competed for the next year and a half but had to step away for two years as she was a college hockey coach and the schedule didn't correspond. In 2015, she was contacted by Team USA to join the full women's tour for the 2015/16 season, which she quickly accepted.
When not on the ice she can be found coaching high school hockey, hanging out on the lake in the summer and spending time with her two dogs.