Name: Gretchen Bleiler
Current Residence:
Aspen, Colo.

Olympic Experience:

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games, 11th place
  • 2006 Olympic Winter Games, silver medalist

Career Highlights:

  • 11-time World Cup medalist (five gold, three silver, three bronze)
  • Five-time X Games medalist (four gold, one silver)
  • 2012, TTR rankings, second place
  • 2012, Dew Tour at Snowbasin, Utah, silver medalist
  • 2011, Dew Tour at Breckenridge, Colo., silver medalist
  • 2011, Dew Tour at Killington, Vt., silver medalist
  • 2010, Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, Calif., gold medalist
  • 2009, Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, Colo., silver medalist

Fun Facts: Hobbies include traveling, yoga, road biking, surfing and hiking ... Was introduced to snowboarding as a part of the physical education program at her school in Aspen, Colo. ... Became the first female rider to perfect an inverted backside 540, known as "The Crippler"

Learn more: 
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association