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Julie Nichols

Julie Nichols

Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls

Hometown: Livermore, Calif.

Current Residences: Oakland, Calif.

Club Affiliation: California Rowing Club

Began Rowing: University of California, Berkeley, 1996

Date of Birth: 4/21/78

Height: 5’8”

Weight: 130

High School: Livermore High School

Undergraduate Education: University of California, Berkeley, B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2000

Graduate Education: University of California, Los Angeles, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2009

Training Location: Oakland, Calif.

Coach: Dave O'Neill

Years on National Team: Nine – 2003-08, 2010-12, Senior

International Results: Finished fourth in the lightweight double sculls at the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup II...Finished sixth in the lightweight double sculls at the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup I...Finished fourth in the lightweight double sculls at the 2011 World Rowing Championships...Won the 2011 Overall Rowing World Cup in the lightweight double sculls…Won bronze in the lightweight double sculls at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne...Won gold in the lightweight double sculls at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Hamburg...Won bronze in the lightweight double sculls at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Munich... Finished sixth in the lightweight single sculls at the 2010 World Rowing Championships...Served as an alternate on the 2008 Olympic Team...Finished fourth in the lightweight single sculls at the 2008 World Rowing Senior and Junior World Championships...Won silver in the quadruple sculls at the 2007 Pan American Games...Finished ninth in the lightweight double sculls at the 2006 World Rowing Championships...Won bronze in the lightweight double sculls at the 2006 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne...Finished 16th in the lightweight double sculls at the 2006 Rowing World Cup stop in Munich...Won silver in the lightweight double sculls at the 2005 World Rowing Championships...Won bronze in the lightweight quadruple sculls at the 2004 World Rowing Championships...Finished 13th in the lightweight single sculls at the 2003 World Rowing Championships.

National Results: Won the lightweight double sculls at the 2012 National Selection Regatta #2...Won the lightweight double sculls at the 2011 National Selection Regatta #2...Won the lightweight single sculls at the 2011 National Selection Regatta #1...Won the lightweight single sculls at the 2010 World Championships Trials...Finished 11th in the single sculls at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #1...Won the lightweight single sculls at the 2008 World Championships Trials...Finished third in the single sculls at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Rowing...Finished second in the lightweight double sculls at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Rowing...Finished second in the single sculls at the 2008 National Selection Regatta #1...Finished second in the lightweight single sculls at the 2007 USRowing National Championships...Finished second in the single sculls at the 2007 Pan American Games Trials...Won the lightweight double sculls at the second 2006 USRowing National Selection Regatta...Won the lightweight single sculls at the first 2006 USRowing National Selection Regatta...Won the lightweight double sculls at the second 2005 USRowing National Selection Regatta...Won the lightweight single sculls at the first 2005 USRowing National Selection Regatta...Won the lightweight quadruple sculls at the 2004 World Championships Trials...Finished second in the lightweight double sculls at the 2004 Olympic Trials...Won the lightweight single sculls at the 2003 USRowing National Championships, earning a berth on the world championships team...Won the 2001 USRowing National Championships in the senior lightweight single sculls...Finished third in the varsity eight at the 1999 NCAA Championships.

Personal: Julie was named USRowing's 2011 Athlete of the Year...Currently, Julie is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at UCLA…She enjoys running and cycling...Her mother played field hockey and cricket at an elite level for England, and her uncle played badminton at the elite level for Australia.