Alana Jane Nichols

Alana Jane Nichols | Farmington, NM

Alana Nichols is a world-class athlete with a passion for challenging herself and others. From a young age, her passion for sports and adventure has driven her and no matter what obstacle life throws her way, she takes a challenge head on. After suffering a spinal cord injury at age 17 while attempting a back flip on her snowboard, Alana quickly transitioned to adaptive sports. She is the first American female to win gold medals at both Summer (Wheelchair Basketball) and Winter (Alpine Ski Racing) Olympic/Paralympic Games. Currently training for the 2018 World Championships in Able-Bodied wave-ski surfing, Alana is leading the charge for people with disabilities to learn to surf and find their own love for the ocean.

“Do the best you can, with what you have, everyday.”

 

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PARTICIPANT and Mentor at multiple HIGH FIVE THE WAVE adaptive surf camps; TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS

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