Gretchen Bleiler voted #1 of The Top 25 Athletes to Watch at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
Over the next few weeks, the Daily News back pages will likely be taken over by the stars of the Winter Games. While they might be unfamiliar to you now, these athletes – especially the 25 on our list – could be household names before the month is out. – Wayne Coffey, Filip Bondy and Nathaniel Vinton
Gretchen Bleiler, U.S.: The daring, fashionable halfpipe snowboarder has won three golds at the X-Games and a silver at the 2006 Olympics in Turin. One of the more videogenic athletes in all regards. Expect NBC to take full advantage.