Huge Congratulations to Gretchen for winning the third stop of the Grand Prix! This has pretty much secured her spot in going to be competing in Vancouver, it’s not official, so we can’t announce it yet, but we kind of just did.
This past weekend marked one of the first major stops in the run for the 2010 Olympics with the first stop of the Grand Prix at Copper Mountain. I followed it via the massive amounts of twittering that was happening throughout the event, sad that I was not down there to cheer on the K2 riders in person…and that I was missing all the fresh new CO snow.
After all the media hype, summer shred ramp up, and speculation of who is in the running for this year’s US Olympic Snowboard Team the time for answers is finally upon us. This weekend marks the beginning of rush to Gold as Olympic hopefuls compete against one another in the US Grand Prix in Copper and Gretchen Bleiler did not start off slow.
K2’s Gretchen Bleiler has been training all year for the Olympic qualifiers which kick off this week. She is a past silver medalist in the 2006 Winter Olympic’s and this year she’s going for the gold!
Our support goes out to her as she plans ahead for the Olympic Qualifiers!
If you missed last Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, we have Gretchen Bleiler’s interview right here for your viewing pleasure. Before her appearance on the show K2 rider and Silver Olympic Medal winner said, “I am super excited to be going to the Conan O’Brien show.
Check out what she had to say about it here: http://www.gretchenbleiler.com
Check out this interview of our K2 rider Gretchen Bleiler from FoxSports.com. See what she has to say about how she is preparing and getting pumped for this up-coming 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. She even talks about getting glam’d up for her recent photo shoot with Glamour magazine with a few photos to show!
Check out GB in NYC kicking off 100 days to the Olympics on NBCsports.com