Whether you are a high school competitor or an Olympic champion, sport is a critical part of life’s educational experience. The field of play builds character, challenges us to grow, provides social bonding and helps lay a foundation of confidence and willpower that will serve us for the rest of our lives.

Learn From the Best, Excel From the Rest

At this seminar-format conference you will learn from some of the world’s best competitors as they share the tips, techniques and secrets that got them to the top. Our main goal at the 2016 Mark Miller Subaru A Day of Champions is to give you the elite tools that we have learned as Olympians, Paralympians and world-class level athletes and professionals to help you Elevate Your Game.

No matter which sport(s) they play, attendees will learn world-class principles to help them dominate their level of performance through refining their skills in sports psychology, high-performance nutrition, winning through adversity, soaring through goal-setting, developing their leadership and teamwork capacity, and by learning how to unleash the champion within through understanding the true meaning of sportsmanship.

Bring Your Game, Unleash the Champion Within

This extraordinary 1-day conference will help attending athletes reach their highest potential in sport and in life. Together we will laugh, cry and feel inspired as our incredible line-up of speakers share personal experiences from the world of sport from the early years on up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games!

We invite you to become the champion that you’ve always wanted to be by joining us and three-thousands of your teammates, coaches and parents for the 2016 Mark Miller Subaru A Day of Champions conference.

Come Learn About:


Elite Sportsmanship

What makes an athlete stand out from the rest? Is it skill? Fame? Money? No, it something much more important: character.

World-Class Goal Attainment

Come learn how you can set and achieve passion-drive goals that will allow you to excel in sport and life from a former Miss USA.

Game-Changing Sports Psychology

The mental game is one of the most important tools in an athlete's gear-bag. Come learn the skills that U.S. Olympians utilized during the Sochi Games.

Gold-Medal Nutrition

An athlete's body needs the right fuel to perform at its best. Come learn nutrition secrets from a high performance chef.

Handle Adversity Like a Pro

How an athlete handles adversity is a crucial factor in their development. Learn from a Paralympian how to grow in the hard times.

Obtaining Invincible Confidence

Confidence, not ego, allow an athlete to play relaxed and with courage. Learn how to bullet-proof your tenacity to succeed.

Meet Your Conference Speakers:

Jeremy C. Holm Bobsled Pilot Author

Jeremy C. Holm

Bobsled Pilot/Author

Event organizer and American bobsled pilot and coach Jeremy C. Holm is a respected author, motivational speaker, journalist and graphic designer.

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Gretchen Jensen Miss USA

Gretchen Jensen

Former Miss USA

In 1989, Gretchen Polhemus Jensen made worldwide history, under the direction of the famous GUYREX, when she became the 5th consecutive Miss Texas to win the title of Miss USA. She later went on to compete in the Miss Universe Pageant, where she finished 2nd.

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Shannon Bahrke-Happe

Shannon Bahrke-Happe

3x Olympian and 2x Olympic medalist, Shannon Bahrke-Happe is a renowned speaker, coach, entrepreneur, and business owner.

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Nicole Roundy U.S. Paralympian

Nicole Roundy

U.S. Paralympian

In 1994, at just eight years old, U.S. Paralympic snowboard cross athlete Nicole Roundy was diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. After aggressive chemo therapy treatment, she chose to amputate her right leg above-the-knee.

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Preston Griffall U.S. Olympian

Preston Griffall

U.S. Olympian

Preston is an American luger who has competed since 1995. He finished 8th and 14th in the doubles event at the 2006 and 2014 Olympics, respectively.

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Allen Tran High Performance Chef

Allen Tran

High Performance Chef

Allen Tran is the High Performance Chef for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), As such, Allen works to optimize the training and performance of elite-level ski and snowboard athletes.

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Nicole Detling, PhD

Sports Psychologist

Nicole Detling, PhD, CC-AASP, is a Sports Psychologist for the University of Utah gymnastics and is the former Coordinator of Sport Psychology Services for US Speedskating.

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This special 1-day event will celebrate the power of sport as together we seek to elevate the level of play within our schools, our sports and our state. Bringing together athletes from schools all across Utah, the 2016 Mark Miller Subaru A Day of Champions will consist of in-depth speakers who represent the highest levels of sport, including competitors from the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as giveaways, scholarships, coach's awards, photo opportunities, and much more.

High school athletes, including entering freshmen, are invited to attend, along with their parents, coaches, and school administrators. It is suggested that attendees bring the tools of their choice to take notes during our presentations as well as any items you would like our athletes and speakers to autograph if you choose to attend the "VIP Athlete Experience."

Additionally, athletes are invited to wear their school's colors or sport uniforms, but under the condition that while rivalries may exist, there will be a zero tolerance policy in place for bullying or discriminating against other attendees. This is a day to celebrate the power of sport and its unifying influence for players of all backgrounds and beliefs.

World Champion Speakers: The 2017 Day of Champions will feature eight renowned speakers who have lived, breathed and excelled in the world of sport. From Olympians to Paralympians, doctors to high performance chefs, you'll learn from the best in the game.

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Elite Developmental Information: Come learn the latest techniques and tips and secrets of competition to help you develop your mind, body and spirit from those who have reached the top levels of sport and excellence, including the Olympic & Paralympic Games.

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Win Scholarships & Giveaways: Attending athletes will be entered to win several prize giveaways, while Seniors can apply for the Andrew J. Carrico leadership scholarship. Athletes are invited to nominate their coach for the Debbie Clark Coach of the Year award.

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What Sports Will This Conference Benefit?

The truest answer is that this conference will benefit any high school athlete who plays any sport(s), but here is a partial list to give you an idea:

  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bobsled
  • Boxing
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Curling
  • Cycling
  • Dance/Drill Teams
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Figure Skating
  • Flag Football
  • Football
  • Freestyle Aerials
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Luge
  • Martial Arts
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rodeo
  • Rugby
  • Skateboarding
  • Skeleton
  • Skiing
  • Ski Jumping (Nordic)
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Speedskating
  • Swimming
  • Target Shooting
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Triathalon
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling