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Celebration of Life honoring Steven Holcomb to be held

The event will take place at Utah Olympic Park

Steven Holcomb poses for a portrait shot for USA Bobsled & Skelton. A Celebration of Life to remember Steven Holcomb, who unexpectedly passed away on May 6, will be held at Utah Olympic Park on Saturday.
Photo courtesy of Molly Choma/USABS

On behalf of the Holcomb family, the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and USA Bobsled and Skeleton invite members of the community to a Celebration of Life for Steven Holcomb on Saturday, June 10 at 2:00 PM at Utah Olympic Park. The Celebration and a reception will be held in the summer pavilion located behind the Quinney Welcome Center at Utah Olympic Park. An evening gathering of family, athletes, and friends will assemble to do a track walk at 9 p.m., with shuttle service starting at 8:00 PM.

Park City native, Steven Holcomb, participated in numerous local sports growing up, including soccer, football, basketball, baseball, running track and mountain biking. He spent 12 years ski racing with the Park City Ski Team and graduated in 1997 from the Winter Sports School of Park City. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boys Scouts of America and was active in many local community activities. His bobsledding interests started in 1998 when he went to a local USA Bobsled team try-out and was invited to stay for an additional week. He made his first World Cup appearance in Calgary in November of 1998, competing as a push athlete for driver Brian Shimer.

Steven Holcomb competed for Team USA in three Olympic Winter Games, making history in Vancouver 2010 when he piloted the “Night Train” U.S. four-man bobsled team to the gold medal. It marked the first U.S. gold medal in the event since 1948. In Sochi 2014, he went on to win bronze medals in both two- and four-man bobsled.

Having competed for the U.S. since 1998, Holcomb also won five world titles among his 10 World Championship medals. He was a six-time overall World Cup champion, and 60-time World Cup medalist. Additionally, he served in the Utah Army National Guard for seven years (1999-2006) and took part in the Army World Class Athlete Program.

In lieu of flowers, the Holcomb family has asked that donations may be made in memory of Steven to USA Bobsled & Skeleton for elite athletes in need of financial support or GivingVision.org, a 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping keratoconus patients.

Link to donate: https://usbsf.wufoo.com/forms/steven-holcomb-memorial-fund/

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