Monty Hoyt

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Monty Hoyt
Personal information
Full name Monty Hoyt
Country represented United States
Born (1944-09-13)September 13, 1944
Baltimore, Maryland
Died October 9, 1997(1997-10-09) (aged 53)
Phoenix, Arizona
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Former coach Edi Scholdan[1]
Skating club Broadmoor SC

Monty Hoyt (September 13, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland – October 9, 1997 in Phoenix, Arizona) was an American figure skater. He was the 1962 U.S. national champion, the 1961 Junior national champion, and the 1959 Novice national champion. He represented the United States at the 1964 Winter Olympics, where he placed 10th.

After winning the U.S. junior title in 1961, Hoyt had tickets to be on Sabena Flight 548 to attend the World Figure Skating Championships. He cancelled at the last moment, and so was not on the flight when the plane crashed, killing everyone aboard.

Hoyt graduated from the University of Denver and was a Marshall scholar at Oxford. Later in life, Hoyt was a member of the Presidential Commission on Olympic Sports. He died of melanoma at age 53.

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
Winter Olympics 10th
World Championships 6th 11th 11th
U.S. Championships 1st N 5th J 1st J 1st 3rd 3rd
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior


  1. ^ "Meet the Champions", Skating magazine, May 1961