Gretchen Bleiler Shoots For Gold at Winter Olympics

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Gretchen Bleiler is officially on her way to Torino, Italy to compete for the women’s US Olympic halfpipe team along with teammates Elena Hight, Kelly Clark, and Hannah Teeter. After 5 grueling Grand Prix qualifiers, Gretchen swept 4 of the 5 events in first place, quickly securing her spot on the US team and preparing her for the biggest competition of her life. After a devastating knee injury early in the season in 2003, Gretchen has been dedicated to her recovery and physical training for this event. For the 2004/2005 season, Gretchen returned to the competitive atmosphere, winning every halfpipe competition she entered including the XGames, US Open, and Gravity Games. Now healthy, strong, and focused, expect to see a great appearance from Gretchen when official halfpipe competition begins live on NBC on February 4, 2006.

Author

Staff Writer

Date

February 04, 2006

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