Saturday, August 25, 2012

Female Athletes & Boots Month Snowboarding Day Gretchen Bleiler

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Female Athletes and Boots Month - Snowboard Day: Gretchen Bleiler
Snowbarding is a relatively new sport and has only been an Olympic Event since the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. Gretchen Bleiler has been around since nearly the beginning. In 2002, Gretchen narrowly missed qualiflying due to a tiebreaker. However, four years later, Gretchen won the Silver Medal in the Halfpipe event at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy and competed in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vanouver, Canada. Gretchen is joined by other snowboarding blond-haired hotties, Hannah Teter, Lindsay Jacobellis, Elena Hight and Torah Bright. 
Like Sarah Burke, Gretchen's greatest success has been as an X Games competitor. Gretchen has four four gold medals at the X Games in the Superpipe event in 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2010. She also won a silver medal in 2007. 
Gretchen's snowboarding success has landed her on the cover FHM magazine, and has done many photoshoots for Sports Illustrated, Foam Magazine, Glamour Magazine and she even participated in a photoshoot with professional surfer Anastasia Ashley for an Old Spice campaign. She's endorsed Coca-Cola and appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Gretchen does a lot of traveling and on one trip she rode horses with fellow American snowboarder, Elena Hight in Australia. 

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