A quick chat and a few runs with Danny Larsen

Danny takes a few runs at Oslo Winterpack in Tryvann, Norway and fills us in with thoughts on the Olympics, Shaun White and a hot American chick. Danny will be filming with Videograss this season!



It’s Official, Gretchen’s going to Vancouver!

2010 Olympic Snowboarding Team

It’s finally official! K2 pro rider Gretchen Bleiler will be going to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Congrats Gretch! We’re super excited to watch you in the games, Go for Gold!

Final Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Standings
Average of best two results (ties broken)

Men
1. Shaun White, Carlsbad, CA, 1000
2. Scotty Lago, Seabrook, NH, 800
3. Louie Vito, Sandy, UT, 800
4. Danny Davis, Detroit, MI, 645
5. Greg Bretz, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 550
6. JJ Thomas, Golden, CO, 550
7. Luke Mitrani, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 550
8. Zack Black, Breckenridge, CO, 525
9. Elijah Teter, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 475
10. Steve Fisher, Breckenridge, CO, 400

Women
1. Kelly Clark, Mt. Snow, VT, 1000
2. Gretchen Bleiler, Aspen, CO, 900
3. Hannah Teter, Belmont, VT, 800
4. Elena Hight, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 650
5. Ellery Hollingsworth, Stratton, VT, 600
6. Kaitlyn Farrington, Sun Valley, ID, 500
7. Maddy Schaffrick, Steamboat Springs, CO, 500
8. Clair Bidez, Minturn, CO, 425
9. Kelly Marren, Hillsborough, CA, 32

To check out some pictures from the event or to watch some video check out Transworld Snowboarding

Live Coverage of the Final Grand Prix!!!

The U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Olympic Qualifiers is coming to a close with the last competition taking place in Park City, Utah.

Thanks to the people over at FUEL TV, they will be webcasting live in HD on Saturday, January 23rd from 8:20pm ET/5:20pm PT to 10:45pm ET/7:45pm PT. With live halfpipe coverage, awards, and the announcement of the 2010 Winter Olympics team!

Cheer on Gretchen Bleiler as she secures her spot in the 2010 Olympic team and goes for the Gold!

Gretchen Featured in Oprah Magazine

Dolf van der wal and his bad slam in Copper

dolf
Dolf our dutch rider slammed really bad during the qualifiqations for the Grandprix in Copper/ Colorado.
check the clip here!
Dolf still is in hospital and is not allowed to fly home due to two fractured ribs, two broken areas in his back and a cracked spleen!
we wish you all the best and that you get back home soon for recovering. But good news, Dolf just ordered his 2010/ 2011 setup for the olympics, so it seems he will be competing there as planned!

an hey check this out! he’s got an interview in FHM Holland!

Gretchen Bleiler Takes First at Grand Prix Qualifiers in Copper

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. Taking first in the qualifiers today with a 47.10 she is on her way straight to the finals. Check out TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING for more pics…Screen-shot-2009-12-10-at-8.40.34-PM

Gretchen Bleiler Gears Up for the Olympic Qualifiers

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!

The 2010 Grand Prix Olympic Qualifiers will be making three stops with a total of five competitions which will determine the 2010 U.S. Olympic Halfpipe Team. Follow Gretchen and get additional Grand Prix coverage on FuelTV. Or check out her new Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/GretchenBleiler.

The U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix TV schedule:

U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix – Copper Mountain, CO airdates:
NBC – 12/13/09 – 2pm est
Versus – 12/27/09 – 4pm est

U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix – Mammoth, CA airdates:
NBC – 1/10/10 – 1:30pm est
Versus – 1/17/10 – 4pm est

U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix – Park City, UT airdates:
NBC – 1/24/10 – 3pm est
Versus – 1/31/10 – 6pm est hp#1
2/7/10 – 3pm est hp#2

Paul Mitchell Progression Session airdates:
Copper Mountain – 12/27/09 – 5pm est
Telluride – 1/10/10 – 5pm est
Mammoth – 1/17/10 – 5pm est

Gretchen Bleiler on The Tonight Show with Conan Obrian Wednesday

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Check out what she had to say about it here: http://www.gretchenbleiler.com

Gretchen Bleiler Fox Sports Interview

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! Listen to what she has to say below!

Talking with Gretchen Bleiler

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Gretchen Modeling the Olympic Podium Look on the Today Show

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