• Women's Snowboarding Icon Gretchen Bleiler to Retire From Competition

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    Posted 6 months ago by Elishia Matta

    Pay close attention to the finals of women’s snowboard Superpipe at X Games on Saturday evening. You’ll see the future of the sport in the likes of Chloe Kim and Arielle Gold. You’ll also see one of the most influential women the sport has ever known. She’s introduced new tricks. She’s won five X Games medals. She has an Olympic medal. And on Saturday evening, Gretchen Bleiler will drop into the X Games Superpipe for the final time.

  • Oakley Riders Rise To The Top At The 2012 Burton US Open

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    Posted over 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Amidst thousands of spectators and the world’s best snowboarders, Team Oakley rose to the occasion once again at the 2012 Burton US Open in Stratton, VT – the final event of the 2011/2012 TTR Would Tour. Topping the list of highlights from a weekend full of standout performances were Oakley riders Sebastien Toutant, Stale Sandbech and Shaun White.

  • Sleighed It! Oakley Snow Team Stars Host Winter X Games Media at Private Pine Creek Cookhouse Event

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Oakley sleighs it at Winter X Games. Literally. Exhibit O: The super private media event on Tuesday night, where Oakley Team Snowboard and Ski Stars took industry reporters on a horse-drawn sleigh ride to the ultra-remote Pine Creek Cookhouse. Literally in the middle of nowhere, Snowboard Team Rippers Eero Ettala, newly-signed Maddy Schaffrick, Gretchen Bleiler, Kohei Kudo and Matt Ladley – as well as Ski Star Simon Dumont – dined with and chatted with the media about the coming X Games contest this week and Oakley’s 2012 snow apparel/gear line. All following a chilly and undeniably memorable journey by slay in the dark of night in the outskirts of Aspen.

Gretchen Bleiler

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www.GretchenBleiler.com

Date of Birth:
April 10, 1981
Hometown:
Aspen, Colorado
Sponsors:
Oakley, K2, AT&T, Mission Skincare, Giro, Aspen/Snowmass, Playtex Sport, Holga, Playmaker, MakeItPro.com
Hobbies:
Surfing, mountain biking, golf, yoga, traveling, apparel design, taking care of the environment

Career Highlights

    • 6x Winter X Games Superpipe Medalist
    • 2x US Open Halfpipe Champion
    • 2x Overall Grand Prix Champion
    • 2010: Guinness World Record, Most Winter X Games Gold Medals in Women’s Superpipe (4)
    • 2010: 1st, Sprint USSA Grand Prix Halfpipe - Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
    • 2009: 2nd, New Zealand Open Halfpipe
    • 2009: 2nd, Snow Angels Invitational
    • 2008: "Best Action Sports Female," ESPY Awards
    • 2008: 1st, Dew Tour Halfpipe - Breckenridge
    • 2008: 1st, CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational SuperPipe
    • 2008: First Action Sports Female on the Cover of "ESPN the Magazine"
    • 2008: 1st, Snow Angels Invitational
    • 2007: 2nd, U.S. Open Halfpipe
    • 2006: Silver Medal, Winter Olympics Halfpipe - Torino, Italy,
    • 2006: 1st, FIS World Cup - Saas Fe, Switzerland
    • 2005: 1st, Gravity Games Halfpipe