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A snowboarding prodigy in his own right, Greg Bretz has been on a snowboard from the age of 5 and competing by the time he was 10. The youthful elite shook up the scene during the 2008 season, busting out podium finishes and wins on the World Cup and Grand Prix circuit to stomp out his spot with the U.S. Snowboarding squad.
Bretz tacked two World Cup podiums and his first World Cup win to his resume in his first season on the circuit. With an additional two podiums at the Chevy U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix under his belt, by the time the 2008 season wrapped, Bretz was officially on everyone's radar as an athlete to watch out for.
Bretz remembers being frustrated a lot when he took his first turns at June Mountain in California at the age of 5. His first snowboard, which was from his father who worked for lift maintenance at Mammoth Mountain, seemed to fit him better than a pair of skis ever could so he stuck with it and was competing by the time he was 11.
* 2008: First World Cup win in Stoneham, Quebec in HP
* 2008: Two World Cup podiums (2-3 in HP)
* 2008: 2nd in two U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix