Gretchen Bleiler: Olympic Silver Medalist Snowboarder

November 29, 2009

Halfpipe Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler is an Olympic Silver medalist, and U.S. Grand Prix Champion in her sport. As a recent guest on The Tonight Show with Conan O’ Brien (find the video on she was joined by former SNL star Norm MacDonald and musical act Dan Cumming. Read more below.

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Bleiler explained how excited she was to be a guest on the late night talk show in a recent interview. She exclaimed that “he (Conan) is the man and I love watching his show. Then she went on to mention how “grand” it would be to sit on the couch herself.

Even before the show she was ready for the funny man’s questions. So when it came time for her to take the hot seat Wednesday she was fully prepared.

“I know we’re going to be talking about the season in advance and the Olympics as well as the Olympic qualifiers.”

Said Bleiler in a pre-show discussion, before going on to reveal that the two had a surprise for viewers. Although she left it as a tease, never mentioning what the surprise was.

Words can’t describe how attractive this girl is, so here are more pictures.

As a biography:

Gretchen Bleiler is an Ohio native, and was born on April 10, 1981. She currently calls Aspen, Colorado home. Among her achievements are, being the first female to execute a Crippler 540, as well as winning the most half-pipe competitions. She has her own line of outwear for Oakley. She holds several titles including Winter Dew Tour Superpipe Champ (2008), X Games Halfpipe Gold Medalist (2008), 2006 FIS World Cup – 1st Place, among others.

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Don’t forget to check out pictures and a video of Gretchen Bleiler below.

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Photos: Carrie Devorah/Jody Cortes/

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