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Abi  Holt

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Head Nordic Coach


Utah Skiing Takes Second Place at NCAA Championships

Senior Miles Havlick claims second career national title in men's 20-km Freestyle.


Bellet Named RMISA Men's Nordic Skier of the Week

Turned in pair of top-seven efforts at RMISA Championships.


Utah Skiing Control Second Place at RMISA Regional Championships

Havlick wins second career RMISA title.


Utah Skiing In Second Place After Day 1 of RMISA Championships

Two Utes on podium of men's 10-km Classical.


Havlick Repeats as RMISA Men's Nordic MVP

Has won four consecutive races and five overall.

Abi Holt is in her seventh season as head Nordic coach for the Utah ski team. During her tenure, Holt has led the Nordic team to be consistently among the best in the country. She has helped coach the Utes to four top-three finishes at the NCAA Championships, and her skiers have brought home five individual national titles and earned 11 podium finishes at NCAA's.

Last season, Veronika Mayerhofer won the NCAA title in the 5-km freestyle and was the runner-up in the 15-km classic in a photo finish. All three Utah women (Mayerhofer, Sloan Storey and Anna-Lena Heynen) finished in the top 10 in both NCAA races, combining for six All-America honors, while Niklas Persson earned a pair of All-America honors in the two men's races.

Miles Havlick was a two-time NCAA champion in the 2012 20-km classical race and 2013 20-km freestyle race. Maria Graefnings won NCAA titles in the 5-km freestyle in 2011 and 2012.

Holt was the 2011 RMISA Nordic Coach of the Year. In total, she has coached 11 athletes to 33 All-America honors during her time at Utah.

Holt is in her third season as the RMISA Nordic representative to the National Collegiate Ski Association. She is in her second year as the chairperson of the National Nordic Coaches group to the United States Ski Association (USSA).

Holt previously coached at the Hollyburn Ski Club in Vancouver, B.C. She coached Hollyburn's first four athletes to qualify for the national championships and the first three athletes to be named to the B.C. Provincial Development Squad.

Prior to Hollyburn, Holt spent five years as the Assistant Nordic Program Director and Ski Coach at the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation.

Holt has coached six U.S. National Junior Champions and two national champions. She coached four winters in Europe at the J1 Scandinavian Championships, Scando Cup, Europa Cup and World Junior Championships. Holt has also spent summers training athletes in Sweden, Norway, and New Zealand.

Holt, who hails from Sun Valley, Idaho, was a three-time national junior champion and a 17-time Junior All-American for the Sun Valley Nordic ski team. She was on the U.S. National Junior Development ski team for five years and spent four years racing at Dartmouth, earning All-America honors for the Big Green in addition to being a two-time team captain.

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