Gabe Gardner

Born Gabriel Bryan Gardner in 1976 in San Diego, Calif…. Now calls San Clemente, Calif., home… Parents are Frank and Deborah Gardner… Has three brothers: Phinney, Zack and Nick… Phinney is a former member of the U.S. Water Polo national team and also played at UC Berkeley… Gabe attended San Clemente (Calif.) High School and also was the goal keeper on the water polo team… Gabe was named the Orange County Athlete of the Year in 1995… Gabe and his wife Julie, who is in medical school, were married in Athens, Greece, in 2004, following the Olympic Games… In 2007, they welcomed son Harper to the family… Gabe graduated with a Human Biology degree from Stanford… While they were at Stanford, Gabe and now-wife Julie used to double-date with Google founder Sergey Brin and his then-girlfriend, who also went to Stanford. Brin was in the process of starting Google and once asked Gabe about working for the Web search engine, but Gabe chose volleyball instead… Enjoys surfing, b