Mike Holland competed in two Winter Olympics for the United States as a ski jumper. He is best known for one jump he made in 1985, and a Four Hills victory in 1989. At a ski flying meet in Planica, Slovenia, he landed at 186 metres (610 ft.), at the time a world record, though surpassed within the hour by Matti Nykänen, who went 189 metres. But Holland’s mark was the first ever jump of over 600 feet.
Holland had three podium finishes in World Cup event, including a victory in 1989 at Bischofshofen, Austria, a Four Hills Tournament event, and was a five-time national champion. His victory at Bischofshofen in 1989 is the only Four Hills event ever won by an American (through 2018). He had two younger brothers, Joe and Jim, who were Olympians and national champions, Joe in Nordic combined, and Jim in ski jumping.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1984 Winter Olympics||Ski Jumping (Skiing)||USA||Mike Holland|
|Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic)||41|
|Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic)||37|
|1988 Winter Olympics||Ski Jumping (Skiing)||USA||Mike Holland|
|Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic)||33|
|Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic)||32|
|Large Hill, Team, Men (Olympic)||United States||10|