Gretchen Bleiler is one of the famous Snowboarder, who was born on the memorable day of April 10 in the year 1981. Hailing from the vibrant city of Ohio, Gretchen Bleiler is a proud citizen of United States.
Female snowboarder who won four gold medals at the X-Games from 2003 to 2010. She earned a silver medal at the 2006 Olympics.
Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Gretchen Bleiler continues to be an inspiration for many.
Details about Gretchen Bleiler
She was involved in sports at an early age.
She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in 2009.
She got married to Chris Hotell. She has been a guest on The Tonight show with Jay Leno.
Gretchen Bleiler Timeline
Born in Toledo, Ohio, Bleiler aspired to compete in the Winter X Games from a very young age, and found her passion in snowboarding at age 11 (1992). She has been riding ever since and became professional in 1996.
Bleiler, who missed qualifying for the 2002 Winter Olympics due to a tiebreaker, won a silver medal in the women's halfpipe at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Among her accomplishments, she jump-started the invert revolution for female riders as the first to land a Crippler 540 in competition, and won more halfpipe competitions in 2003, 2005 and 2006 than any other female snowboarder.
She posed for the February 2004 issue of FHM, along with fellow snowboarder Tara Dakides and sportscaster Jamie Little.
She won a silver medal at the 2006 Olympics.
Starting in 2007, Bleiler expanded her career into snowboard and outerwear design, through Oakley and K2 Snowboarding, designing her own signature outerwear line for Oakley, and participating in the K2 Alliance, which develops and tests women's products, as well as working on the graphics for several K2 Boards.
In 2008, she helped to create a new all-female invitational superpipe competition at Snowmass called the Snow Angels Invitational.
While competing in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, many considered Bleiler a gold medal favorite.
Bleiler announced her retirement in January 2014 after being injured in a 2012 training accident and failing to make the 2014 Winter Olympics team. She is currently pursuing speaking, writing, teaching, activism and being an entrepreneur; she is an owner of ALEX Bottle (which stands for "Always Live EXtraordinarily") with her husband Chris.