Californian Greg Bretz's snowboard has always fit him better than skis, and his 2011 season only confirmed the match; Bretz landed on the podium at both Grand Prix and Dew Tour stops
Shaun White clinched the sixpeat with a superpipe win to close the X Games in Aspen.
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VIDEO: Copper Grand Prix 2013
The 2013 Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix makes its first stop at Copper Mountain this weekend. Watch the halfpipe finals LIVE on the USSA Network, Saturday 1/12 11:20 a.m.- 12:40 p.m.
The 2013 U.S. Snowboarding team was named at a fan event at Copper Mountain.
Kelly Clark started her season off on top of the podium at the Burton High Fives, the first halfpipe competition of the season.
Louie Vito soared to a U.S. Grand Prix snowboard halfpipe title Saturday at Mammoth Mountain.
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For Californian Greg Bretz, a snowboard always fit better than a pair of skis. His 2011 season only confirmed the match, as he landed on the podium at both Grand Prix and Dew Tour stops. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Snowboarding)
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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 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. Given his ability to steadily progress, Bretz will be a heavy contender to punch a second Olympic ticket when Sochi rolls around in 2014.
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