Residence:Salt Lake City, Utah
Interests: Snowboarding, Wake boarding, SUP, Yoga, Cross-fit, Running, Health & Wellness
Favorite Carve Pieces: Savarna Top, Mira Tight, Lainey Dress, Cardiff Bikini
Favorite Destinations: Wanaka, New Zealand; NYC; Lake Louise, Canada; Big White, Montana; Puerto Rico; La Molina, Spain
Follow Her: @nroundy
Nicole is a World Class Snowboarder and member of the USA Paralympic Snowboard Team. She recently competed in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, taking 8th place. Nicole finished the world cup season with a bronze medal, multiple 4th place wins and a silver medal at the U.S. National championships.
In 1994, at just eight years old, Nicole was diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. Later that year she lost her right leg above-the-knee and continued aggressive chemo therapy. Ten years later Nicole stepped onto a ski slope for the first time. The beauty, adrenaline and excitement of three track skiing captivated her, but something was missing.
Despite a lack of prosthetic technology for action sports, Nicole pursued snowboarding and later became the first above-knee amputee to compete both in the United States and the International field. Snowboarding took a priority in her life because it allowed Nicole to dream and achieve. The sport introduced her to travel and has taken her to Russia, Europe, New Zealand, Canada, and all over the United States.
Today, she is considered one of the best riders in the world and is ranked sixth in world-wide rankings. She is a talented motivational speaker and enjoys sharing her stories of strength, courage, hope, defeat and triumph. Nicole holds a degree in business management and strives to live a healthy lifestyle that includes healthy eating, yoga, wakeboarding, SUP, crossfit, running and spending time with family and friends.
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