The Utah ski program has claimed 11 NCAA titles—the last coming in 2017—and 12 national titles all-time in its storied history. The Utes have also produced 75 individual national champions and 35 Olympians.
Martin Bergström ended his career with three NCAA titles, the most of any Nordic skier in Utah history. He claimed both the classic and freestyle titles in 2017, and captured his second classic title in the 10-km event in 2018. He also placed eighth in the men's 20-km freestyle in 2018 to claim his fourth All-America citation.
Guro Jordheim was fourth in both the women's 5-km freestyle and 15-km classic to earn a pair of All-America awards and bring her career total to four.
In her first year at Utah, Mariah Bredal finished seventh in the women's 5-km freestyle for her first career All-America honor. She had eight top 10 finishes on the season.
Bergström and Jordheim were named the male and female RMISA Athletes of the Year, respectively. Bergström had five victories and nine podium finishes in 2018 while Jordheim finished in top four 12 times in 2018.
Ann-Kathrin Breuning led the alpine squad by placing fourth in the giant slalom and 14th in the slalom. She had two podiums and eight top-five finishes in her only year at Utah. Freshman Huston Philp finished ninth in the GS for second-team All-America honors.
Julie Mohagen was the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2018 NCAA Skiing Championships. The Elite 90 award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each NCAA Championship. Mohagen has a 4.00 grade point average and is majoring in finance. She is Utah's first Elite 90 award winner in any sport. The junior from Oslo, Norway, is a two-time All-American and was the 2016 NCAA slalom champion.
Fredrik Landstedt, who has 26 years of collegiate coaching experience, is in his first year as Utah’s director of skiing.
Landstedt spent the past 21 seasons coaching at New Mexico, including 11 years as head coach (2008-18) after working 10 seasons as head Nordic coach. The Lobos finished in the top four at the NCAA Championships nine times during Landstedt’s tenure, including winning the 2004 NCAA Championship for the first team title in New Mexico history. UNM finished second in 2006 and third in 2009, 2010 and 2014.
Landstedt coached seven student-athletes to individual NCAA Championships. Under Landstedt, 34 Nordic skiers and 19 alpine skiers earned All-America honors at UNM since 2008. He has coached with the U.S. Ski Team at Junior and U-23 World Championships events.
Landstedt competed at New Mexico from 1987-89, finishing fourth in men’s cross country in 1987 and helping UNM finish third in the men’s cross country relay. He finished 11th in cross country in 1988 and was 12th in the 20-km freestyle in 1989. Landstedt began his collegiate coaching career as a Nordic assistant coach at New Mexico while finishing his degree from 1990-91. He also coached the West Valley High School ski team in Fairbanks, Alaska, to two state titles in three seasons (1991-94). While in Alaska, he won the Tour of Anchorage 50-km ski race twice (1993-94). Landstedt was the head Nordic ski coach at Colorado for three years (1995-97).
Landstedt was a top national skier and placed in the top 10 at the U.S. National Championships eight times from 1991-93. Originally from Sollefteå, Sweden, Landstedt and his wife, Brenda, have three sons, Gabriel, Adrian and Andreas, and a daughter, Zara.
Two-time NCAA champion skier Miles Havlick is in his first season as head Nordic coach at his alma mater.
Havlick claimed the 2013 20-km freestyle and the 2012 20-km classical titles with the Utes. He was a seven-time All-American during his four-year career, a three-time Ski Racing Magazine Nordic Collegiate Skier of the Year and the two-time RMISA Men’s Nordic MVP.
Following his Utah career, Havlick raced professionally with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Gold Team. He finished in the top 10 several times at the U.S. National Championships and competed regularly on the U.S. Super Tour and Alpen Cup. Havlick won a World Loppet 42-km freestyle marathon in Australia in 2017.
Havlick recently coached with the Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club and Victorian Junior cross country ski team in Australia in 2017. He worked as an assistant coach and wax technician for the Australian Junior National Team at the World Junior Championships and was a wax technician for the Australian National Team in China in 2018.
The Boulder, Colo., naive periodically volunteered with the Utah ski team, recently as an assistant coach at the 2018 NCAA Championships.
JJ Johnson is in his first season Utah’s head alpine coach.
Before joining the Utes, Johnson coached with the U.S. Ski Team. He was an assistant coach with the men’s development team (2014-16) before spending two years as head development coach (2016-18). He helped six athletes finish on the podium at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships with Sam Morse (2017) and Erick Arvidsson (2016) both winning world downhill titles.
He first joined the U.S. Ski Team in 2013 as the Western Region Youth Coordinator. Johnson began his coaching career with the Park City Ski Team as an assistant coach from 2010-12, coaching with its FIS and U14 skiers. He did private coaching from 2012-13.
Johnson was a member of the U.S. Ski Team from 1997-99 and 2004-07. He spent three seasons competing on the World Cup circuit (2004-07) and regularly finished in the top 10 at the National Championships, including a third-place finish in the downhill in 2006. Johnson was the 1996 Ski Racing U.S. Junior Alpine Skier of the Year. He competed in ski cross from 2008-10.
Johnson is originally from Park City and currently lives in Wanship, Utah.
Former Utah All-American Jeremy Elliot is in his fourth season as assistant alpine coach.
Elliot has helped coach two skiers to NCAA titles, Julie Mohagen in the slalom (2016) and Endre Bjertness in the giant slalom (2016). He has helped Utah alpine skiers earn 14 All-America honors over the past three seasons. Utah won the NCAA Championship in 2017.
Elliot skied two years at Utah (2011, 2013) and earned All-America honors in the giant slalom with a second-place finish at the NCAA Championships in 2013. He had two wins with eight career podium finishes for the Utes. As a senior, Elliot earned the David Allen Novelle Outstanding Skier Award, given to the top men's alpine skier at Utah. He had to overcome three major injuries throughout his skiing career, including a knee injury that sidelined him in 2012.
After leaving Utah, Elliot raced on the Nor-Am Cup series in 2014 for Team Geronimo. He spent 2015 as an assistant coach at Westminster College.
Elliot graduated from Utah in 2014 with a bachelor of arts in communication. He was a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection in 2013 and a member of the National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team.
|1979||Svein Arne Osen|
|John Aalberg||1992, '94|
|Luke Bodensteiner||1992, '94|
|Jon Steven Engen||1988, '92, '94|
|Peter Karns||1972, '76 (Coach)|
|Torin Koos||2002, '06, '10, '14|
|Margo Walters McDonald||1964|
|Marvin Melville||1956, '60, '64 (Asst. Coach)|
|Marcus Nash||1994, '98|
|William Allen Spencer||1964, '68; '72 and '84 (Team Leader)|
|Kip G. Sundgaard||1976|
|Sandra Van Ert||1998, 2002|
|Scott Veenis||2014 (Asst. Coach)|
|Justin Wadsworth||1994, '98, '02|
|Anne Jeanette Winn||1948|
|Rowena Bright (Australia)||2002|
|Dominic Demschar (Australia)||2014|
|Toril Forland (Norway)||1972|
|Eva Huckova (Slovakia)||2006|
|Kathy Kreiner (Canada)||1972, '76 (Gold in GS), '80|
|Veronika Mayerhofer (Austria)||2014|
|Chirine Njeim (Lebanon)||2002, '06, '10|
|Fritjof Prydz (Norway)||1972|
* The NCAA began sponsoring a combined championship in 1983 following the discontinuation of the AIAW.