Brinn Holliday Clutter

Born March 20, 2000, Brinn was brought up in Delaware, Ohio with her parents, Bruce and Laura Clutter and her grandparents, Dennis and Bette Shelton, who resided next door. Brinn started skiing in December 2002 at Nub’s Nob in Harbor Springs, Michigan and immediately fell in love with it!

  • 2006/2007 - She started racing at the weekend NASTAR (NAtional STAndard Race) events for fun with her friends.
  • 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 During both seasons, she qualified for NASTAR Nationals.
  • 2009-2010 - Brinn decided to make racing a little more serious and participated in Nub’s Nob CUSSA (Central United States Ski Association) race training program, she finished the qualifying season for NASTAR Nationals 1st in the nation for her division and age.  She raced at Nationals in Winter Park, Colorado and came in 6thplace with less than 0.70 sec. separating the top 7 girls ages 9 to 10.
  • 2010/2011- She increased her commitment again by becoming a member of Nub’s Nob Race team and racing CUSSA Region III.  As a result, Brinn finished the season 1st in both Girl’s J5 (9-10 yr. old) GS (Giant Slalom) and Slalom for Region III as well as 1st overall for several local race series.
  • 2011/2012 - Moving up an age bracket, Brinn was 1st in the Girl's 11-12 for Slalom overall for the season.
  • 2012/2013 - Brinn began speed training, attended her first Thanksgiving Camp at Copper Mountain, CO and trained with Nub's Nob racing as well as Harbor Springs High School.
  • 2013/2014 - Brinn accomplished one of her dreams as she became a member of the Junior Olympic Team.  You can read more about this exciting adventure on the Announcements page.
  • 2014/2015 - She was fortunate enough to make the Junior Olympic team again this past season and compete at Championships in Steamboat, CO in March 2015. Brinn knows that this would not have been possible without God, her family, coaches, trainers, friends, and teachers!  On top of all of this, she was honored to become the Athlete Representative on the Board of Directors for Region III as well as the Athlete Representative on the Board of Directors for the Central Division of the Athletic Competition Council.

The 2015-2016 season is the beginning of a new chapter in Brinn’s ski racing adventure.  She came to a personal crossroads; and after much prayer, research, and consultation with family and mentors, she decided that it was necessary to make a change in order to pursue her dream.  She will take the next step in pursuing her goals by skiing in Region II with the Great Lakes Ski Academy in Marquette, Michigan, as this change will permit her to train seven days a week.

Brinn plans to race on the CUSSA circuit as she finishes her last year in the U16 category.  In addition, she will again hone her skills even further by attending a pre-season Thanksgiving race camp at Copper Mountain Colorado (an extended camp this year with additional focus and training on speed) and a couple of speed camps.  Also, she would love to make the Junior Olympic Team again this year.  As always, in order to accomplish this, she has been spending time dryland training and getting ready for the upcoming season.

In order to train and race, Brinn, her mother, and grandmother will be spending the winter in Marquette.  Fortunately, since it is only about a 3 ½ hour drive north of their permanent residence in Harbor Springs, They will be able to return home and family and friends will be able to come north visits.  Fortunately, she has able to do all of this since she has been enrolled in an online charter school, OHDELA, in Ohio and now MICA in Michigan.  In fact since Brinn has been a virtual student the last seven years, she has been able not only to travel for skiing and not miss school; but also she has been part of OHDELA’s Gifted Program, completed 9 grade levels in 7 years, is a Senior in high school this year, maintains a 4.0 gpa, served as the National Junior Honor Society President, is a member of Student Council, was an Algebra, Geometry, and Biology teaching assistant, volunteered as a ski race coach for Petoskey Middle School, and is in the process of publishing her first book, Just Ask the Questions, along with a corresponding website and video series.

Also, Brinn has danced on the Competitive Dance Team at Generations Performing Arts Center in Westerville, OH which provided her with a variety of opportunities to give back to the community as well as working as a junior assistant at the studio and serving as a small group team captain.

In addition, Brinn enjoys attending church with her family and is excited about her involvement in High School Youth Group, Young Life.  Likewise, she looks forward each Sunday to singing in the church worship team.

As for the future, Brinn would love to get a college scholarship for skiing and even be a part of the USA Olympic ski team!


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Recent Announcements

  • Reflections on the 2014-2015 Season April 2015 – I am excited to let everyone know that I once again made the Central / Rocky USSA Junior Olympic Team!  Without a doubt, this year’s achievement would not ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2015, 12:00 PM by Brinns Brigade
  • NNR Thanksgiving Camp 2014 Thanksgiving 2014 - My entire family made the road trip this year to Colorado for race camp.  This year I trained at Loveland Ski Are with Nub's Nob Racing and ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2014, 10:19 AM by Brinns Brigade
  • Newsboys November 2014 - Had a great time at the Newsboys Concert this past weekend!
    Posted Nov 16, 2014, 8:06 PM by Brinns Brigade
  • 2013-2014 Season Memories As the 2014-2015 season is about to begin, I took time to reflect on last year's season and put together a little something that I hope you will ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2014, 7:44 PM by Brinns Brigade
  • Nub's Nob Weekly Webcast S5.EP.3 Throughout the season, Nub's Nob regularly puts together webcasts to highlight activites that are going on at the hill.  I was looking though last year's in anticipation of ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2014, 12:59 PM by Brinns Brigade
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