Utes Ski to Second Place

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Title Utah Ski Archives Newsletter: 1994 (Spring), no. 4
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Subject Skis and Skiing--Periodicals; Skiing--Utah--History
Description The Utah Ski and Snowboard Archives is one of the most comprehensive collections in the entire country for research into the history and development of Utah's prospering winter sports industry. The archives document the history of ski competition on local, national, and international levels; the founding of major resorts; snow safety and avalanche control; ski equipment; ski instruction; freestyle skiing; the 10th Mountain Division; back-country skiing; and virtually every facet of winter sports in Utah and the surrounding region. The archives are the repository for the Salt Lake Winter Olympics Games Bid Committee records and the records of the 2002 games themselves.
Table of Contents S.L. Olympic Effors Win Ski Archives Plaudits; '93 SKi Affair--An Affair to Remember; Ski Legend Gretchen Fraser Dies at 75; The Archives Advisory Board Welcomes New Members; New Additions to the Archive's Collection; International Group Gathers at Park City; Utes Ski to Second Place
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Date 1994-04
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier http://content.lib.utah.edu/cgi-bin/docviewer.exe?CISOROOT=/epubs&CISOPTR=274
Source Accn 1086
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah Ski Archives
Is Part of Ski Archive
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Source Physical Dimensions 22 cm x 28 cm
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Spring 1994, No. 4
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks; Kenning Arlitsch; Chris Anderson
ARK ark:/87278/s66m365f
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2005-03-16
Date Modified 2015-12-11
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66m365f

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Title Utes Ski to Second Place
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Subject University of Utah Libraries --Periodicals; Skis and skiing --Utah--Periodicals.
Description TES TO SECOND PLACE 0.0 The University of Utah ski team glided through its 1994 season as the team to beat. The Utes were ranked No. 1 throughout theyear and went into the NCAA champi- onships as the defending champions. Utah led for three days, before falling to the University of Vermont in the final day of the NCAA competition. Although Utah failed to win a ninth na- tional title, certainly its second-place finish at the NCAA Championships made it a season worth remembering. "We skied our best and made the year one of success," said Ute coach Pat Miller. "Our level of skiing was in line to bring home an- other championship, but when it came down to the last day, Vermont just had a better per- formance." This year, 10 Ute skiers made the All- . America team and 12 Utes topped off the all conference team. Three Ute skiers won indi- vidual NCAA events, as well. Christ1 Hager won the giant slalom, Louis Francois Gagnon won the slalom and ftished third in the giant slalom, and Havard Solbakken won the 10k classical race, ahead of fellow teammates Sten Grahn and Marcus Nash. Utah's ski team has been successful since Pat Miller arrived on the scene back in 1977. Since that time, Utah has captured eight na- tional championship titles. In fact, the Utes have never placed lower than third in the na- tion with Miller as a coach. Despite Miller's obvious contributions to the program, he re- fuses to take the credit. "I couldn't have taken our team to the level of caliber we are accustomed to if it wasn't for Kevin (Sweeney), Gord (Perry), and Hans (Martin Sjulstad)," continued Miller, giving- credit to his assistant coaches. "We work well professionally because we each add a differ- ent element of instruction and style to the team. I think it also helps that we are all good friends and care what happens to our student athletes." Utah's well balanced program not only comes from good coaching, but good compe- tition as well. "We're not just a college ski team," says cross country coach Kevin Sweeney. "Our skiers compete in big races nationally and worldwide." Virtually every skier on Utah's team owns some type of international race experience. All-Americans Gagnon, Mark Bonnell and Edith Rozsa all competed for Canada's na- tional team, while Hager raced in the North America Trophy Series. Einar Johansen com- peted with Norway's national team before coming to the U. two years ago and all-con- ference skier, Peter Klofutar raced five years with the Yugoslavian team. International racing can lead all the way to the Olympics-a feat which three former and one current Utah All-Americans attained this year. Marcus Nash made a remarkable "dou- ble"-competing in the 1994 Winter Olympics, then retiring to help the Utes to a second-place NCAA standing. Former Utes who competed in Lillehammer, Norway in the 24th Winter Olympiad were Justin Wadsworth, John Aalberg and Luke Bodensteiner. This year also marked an incredible year for Ute skiers academically. The ski team presently maintains a 3.3 cumulative grade point average. Eighteen student athletes suc- cessfully made the winter quarter honor roll. They also found time to volunteer six days of community service in the Salt Lake area. "This team is a coach's dream if you look at the peripheral things we've accomplished," said Miller. Now that 1994 season is completed, Miller is focusing on next year. Utah faces a re- building year since 10 seniors will be gradu- ating-seven of whom are All-Americans. Nonetheless, Miller and the rest of the coaching staff will remember this year's team as one of Utah's best. Looking ahead to next year, one thing is for sure. Utah will continue to be the team to beat. . . . Jacquelyn Spreigbt Marriot Library Ski Archives Program University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 U.S. POSTAGE Salt Lake City, Utah
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
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Format application/pdf
Identifier utes_ski.jpg
Source Accn 1086
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah Ski Archives
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Source Physical Dimensions 22 cm x 28 cm
Coverage Temporal Spring, 1994
Newsletter Date Spring 1994, No. 4; Page 6
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2002-01-08
Date Modified 2002-01-08
ID 190127
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66m365f/190127