Gretchen Bleiler Featured in Forbes
Gretchen Bleiler appeared in a photo feature which today on Forbes.com focusing on athletes and how they stay cool under pressure.
Gretchen said, “It took me a long time to figure out how to deal with pressure. The first few years I was competing, I’d ride so well in practice, then choke and fall in competition. Now I take a deep breath and say, ‘Look at me. I’m outside. I’m doing what I love.’ Still, nothing’s matched the pressure I felt standing at the top of the halfpipe for the first time at the Olympics. That morning, I couldn’t eat and I just felt sick to my stomach. My whole body was shaky and antsy. But once I’m finally in the pipe, those feelings disappear and I’m just having fun.”
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