• Shaun Takes 1st & GB Scores 2nd at US Grand Prix

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Matt Murray

    The best superpipe snowboarders in the worlds were all at Copper Mountain, Colorado this week, for the first of five US Grand Prix events. With several national snowboard teams using this series as their Olympic team qualifiers, the pressure was on everyone in the superpipe today. With several new tricks being unveiled this summer in New Zealand including double cork 1080’s and 1260’s. The bar has been raised so high, that to win an event this season you need to land every trick perfect. And include at least one of the new double cork tricks. Not an easy task by any means.

  • Gretchen Bleiler Qualifies 1st at Copper

    Gretchen Bleiler Determined

    Posted over 4 years ago by Matt Swanson

    The snowboarding industry has all come to Copper Mountain, Colorado for the first US Grand Prix snowboarding event. The temperatures were well below freezing and clear skies, women’s snowboarding stepped it up again. With a field of 50 competitors riding in two heats, the pressure was on everyone as the first contest of the season was underway. The US Grand Prix events are the qualifying series for the US Team selections. And the US women’s team dominated the day.

  • Oakley's Gretchen Bleiler Stars in 2009 Stance Snowboard Film

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    Posted almost 5 years ago by

    Oakley’s Gretchen Bleiler stars in the 2009 Stance Snowboard film. The movie starts with her recalling a dramatic fall and what she learned. It then goes on to show why she is one of the best women in snowboarding. The film combines the best female snowboarders in the business, a super talented film crew, and only the best shots, the Stance film is a must-see. Not only do they create the most innovative female snowboarding film to date, but they push snowboarding’s creative and cinematic boundaries. It’s pretty obvious from the teaser that not only do these girls kill it on their boards, they ride because they love to, and they want to share their passion with anyone who’s watching

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