Name: Kendall Gretsch
Sport: Nordic Skiing
Discipline(s): Biathlon, Cross Country Skiing
Height: 5-0
Weight: 110
DOB: 4/2/1992
Birthplace: Downers Grove, Ill.
Hometown: Downers Grove, Ill.
High School: Downers Grove North High School (Downers Grove, Illinois) '10
College: Washington University in St. Louis, Biomedical Engineering '14
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2018); Two-time Paralympic medalist (2 gold)
  • PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, gold (6km biathlon, 12km cross-country), 4th (10 km biathlon), 6th (5km cross-country), 7th (mixed 4x2.5km cross-country), 8th (12.5km biathlon)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – Nordic skiing – gold (individual biathlon), silver (middle-distance biathlon, middle-distance cross-country, biathlon sprint, long-distance cross-country), bronze (cross-country sprint)
  • Years of Participation: Paratriathlon – 2014, 2015, 2016; Nordic – 2019
  • Medals: 9 (4 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Gold: Paratriathlon – 2014 (PT1), 2015 (PT1), 2016 (PT1); Nordic – 2019 (individual biathlon)
  • Silver: Nordic – 2019 (middle-distance biathlon, middle-distance cross-country, biathlon sprint, long-distance cross county)
  • Bronze: Nordic – 2019 (cross-country sprint)
Personal: Gretsch was born with spina bifida...Also competes in paratriathlon, and was named 2014 Female Para Triathlete of the Year by USA Triathlon...Nominated for an ESPY Best Female Athlete with a Disability award in 2015...Daughter of Richard and Patty Gretsch...Has two sisters, Sarah and Stephanie.