A snowboarding prodigy in his own right, Greg Bretz was on a board at age five and began competing at 10. The young shredder shook up the scene during the 2008 season with podium finishes and wins on both the World Cup and Grand Prix circuits, earning him his spot with the U.S. Snowboarding squad. Knowing his capabilities, Bretz took some serious strides in 2010, including considerable success at the Grand Prix. Thanks to solid top-10 finishes on the three-stop U.S. tour, the then 20-year-old Bretz qualified for a spot on the 2010 Olympic Team, where he notched a 12th place finish in Vancouver. Although Bretz battled nagging injuries in 2012, he still managed to podium at both the Copper and Mammoth U.S. Grand Prix events. In 2013 Bretz knocked on the podium door despite tough competition at the Grand Prix and X Games.
- 2013 Dew Tour, Breckenridge - 1st
- 2013 Burton High Fives, Cardrona, NZ - 3rd
- 2012 U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain - 2nd
- 2013 U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain - 4th
- 2012 Burton Pro-Test, Mammoth Mountain - 1st
- 2011 U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain - 3rd
- 2011 U.S. Grand Prix, Park City - 3rd
- 2010 Winter Olympics - 12th
Things To Know
- Bretz remembers being frustrated a lot when he took his first turns at June Mountain, CA at the age of five. But the first snowboard he got from his father, who worked lift maintenance at Mammoth Mountain, seemed to fit him better than a pair of skis ever could, so he stuck with it.
- He listens to the Beatles and a lot of classic rock.
- Rides snowmobiles.
- Played high school football at Mammoth High School.
- Has two younger sisters