Name: Kendall Gretsch
Sport: Paratriathlon
Date of Birth: April 2, 1992
Hometown: Downers Grove, Ill.
Current Residence: Madison, Wis.
High School: Downers Grove North High School (Downers Grove, Ill.), ‘10
College: Washington University in St. Louis ’14, Biomedical Engineering

Career Highlights
Undefeated in elite ITU paratriathlon career as of June 2018
Three-time ITU Paratriathlon World Champion (2014, 2015, 2016)
Three-time USA Paratriathlon National Champion (2014, 2015, 2017)
Three-time PATCO/CAMTRI American Championships gold medalist (2014, 2015, 2016)
Two-time ITU World Paratriathlon Event gold medalist (2014 Magog, 2015 Detroit)
Two-time Paralympic gold medalist in Nordic skiing (6k biathlon, 12k cross-country)

Elite Triathlon Career

2017: Won her third national title at the USA Paratriathlon National Championships

2016: Continued her undefeated ITU career by claiming wins at the Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships and the Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships

2015: Started her season with a win at the Monterrey CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships • Claimed her second national title at the USA Paratriathlon National Championships • Collected gold at the Detroit ITU World Paratriathlon Event • Successfully defended her women’s PT1 world title at the Chicago ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 

2014: Won her first-ever elite ITU paratriathlon race at the Dallas PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships • Took gold at the Magog ITU Paratriathlon Event • Won a world title in the women’s PT1 class at the Edmonton ITU World Triathlon Grand Final • Claimed her first national title at the USA Paratriathlon National Championships

Personal: Daughter of Richard and Patty Gretsch • Has two sisters, Sarah and Stephanie • Was born with spina bifida • Remains undefeated in her elite ITU paratriathlon career • Also competes in Nordic skiing, and won two gold medals at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games • Was named 2014 USA Triathlon Female Paratriathlete of the Year • Was nominated for an ESPY for Best Female Athlete with a Disability in 2015.