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: 2016 – paratriathlon – gold (PT1)
  • Years of Participation: Paratriathlon – 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Medals: 3 ( 3 gold)
  • Gold: Paratriathlon – 2014 (PT1), 2015 (PT1), 2016 (PT1)
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.