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Greg Bretz    

Snowboarder

Greg Bretz is an extraordinary sporting success story and an inspiration to young snowboarding hopefuls around the globe. At just three years old, he began visiting his Dad’s new digs in Mammoth Mountain, California, and by the age of five, Greg’s talent for snowboarding was more than apparent. At first he learned to keep up by necessity, but it was soon clear that he was a natural on the board.

By age 11, the grom was entering competitions – the only competitor in his age group for the USASA - but it wasn’t until 2008 that his career really started to kick off when he upstaged pro tour veterans by snagging a total of six podium berths at top competitions. By 2009, Greg was recognised as one of the top halfpipe snowboarders on the planet. At 18, Greg had become the newest and youngest member of the US Snowboarding Team, eventually securing a spot at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, where he placed 12th.

For Greg, big tricks – like stylish double corks - and personal style are key. That’s probably why he has consistently earned top 10 finishes in contests from the X Games to the Winter Dew Tour to the Burton U.S. Open.

His goals are to continue to perform well in contests, eventually film in the backcountry, and continue to advance his sport. “With the progression of snowboarding, there are always more tricks to be added,” Greg says. “You’re always learning more things. It’s always an ongoing process."

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013 2nd Place: Burton High Fives - Halfpipe Wanaka, New Zealand

2013 5th Place: Winter X Games - Halfpipe Aspen, Colorado

2012 3rd Place: Burton High Fives - Halfpipe Wanaka, New Zealand

2012 5th Place: Burton US Open Snowboarding Championship Halfpipe Vermont, USA

2012 2nd Place: U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix - Halfpipe California, USA

2012 7th Place: Winter X Games - Halfpipe Colorado, USA

2012 1st Place: The Burton Pro-Test - Halfpipe California, USA

2011 2nd Place: U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix - Halfpipe California, USA

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