Event: Snowboard cross
Classification: Lower Limb Impairment
Date of Birth: Feb. 14, 1986
Birthplace: Bountiful, Utah
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Current Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah
High School: Viewmont HS (Bountiful, Utah) ‘04
College: Salt Lake Community College ‘08, Western Governors University ‘11, Business Management
- 2014: Paralympic Winter Games, 8th; U.S. Paralympics Snowboard Cross National Championships, 2nd; World Cup La Molina, 3rd run 1, 4th run 2; World Cup Copper Mountain, 5th run 1, 7th run 2; World Cup Big White, 4th run 1, 4th run 2
- 2013: World Cup Maribor, 4th; World Cup Big White, 4th; U.S. Paralympics Snowboard Cross National Championships, 3rd; IPCAS Copper Mountain, 4th; IPCAS South Tahoe, 5th
- 2011: French Para-Snowboard World Cup, 2nd; Canadian Para-Snowboard World Cup, 2nd; New Zealand Para-Snowboard World Cup, 2nd
- 2009: U.S. National Championships, 2nd halfpipe, slopestyle, slalom, giant slalom
- 2008: U.S. National Championships, 2nd halfpipe, slopestyle, boardercross, slalom, 3rd giant slalom
- 2007: U.S. National Championships, 2nd halfpipe and slopestyle
- 2006: U.S. National Championships, 2nd slopestyle
Nicole Roundy became the first above-the-knee amputee to ever compete in snowboarding. She described her knee collection this way, “I have a knee for snowboarding and a knee for everything else. I also have a spare knee, you know, just in case.” Roundy has made impressive improvement throughout the 2013-14 season, earning her first-ever world cup medal at the IPC Alpine Skiing Snowboard World Cup Final in La Molina, Spain, in February.
When Roundy was only eight-years-old, she was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, and lost her right leg above-the-knee. Ten years after her initial diagnosis, she stepped on the slopes for the first time as a three-track skier. But for Roundy, something was missing and she went on to discover snowboarding.
When not on the slopes, Roundy is also a big fan of healthy eating and spending time with her husband Tom Whittaker, and their puggle Dudley, a pug/beagle mix.