Gretchen Bleiler has established herself as the face of women’s snowboarding in the United States, through her character, modeling career, and of course her talent in the halfpipe. In her Olympic debut, Bleiler earned silver at the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games,  and followed that up with an 11th place finish at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Among her many other accomplishments are four X Games gold medals, 11 World Cup podiums, and several Dew Tour and Grand Prix medals. Follow Gretchen as she blogs about her experiences on her road to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.