(born October 4, 1983 in Cheyenne, Wyoming
) is an archer
from the United States
.Nichols started archery when she was twelve years old. At fifteen, she won the National Youth Archery Competition.
2004 Summer Olympics
Nichols represented the United States at the 2004 Summer Olympics
. She placed 19th in the women's individual ranking round with a 72-arrow score of 638. In the first round of elimination, she faced 46th-ranked Puspitasari Rina Dewi
. Nichols defeated Puspitasari 160-141 in the 18-arrow match to advance to the round of 32. In that round, she faced 14th-ranked Ukrainian
archer Tetyana Berezhna
. Nichols won the match 163-160 in the regulation 18 arrows, advancing to the round of 16. She then lost to 3rd-ranked Yun Mi Jin
168-162, finishing 9th in women's individual archery. She has been featured in Vogue Magazine.
2008 Summer Olympics
At the 2008 Summer Olympics
Nichols finished her ranking round with a total of 637 points. This gave her the 24th seed for the final competition bracket in which she faced Ika Yuliana Rochmawati
in the first round, beating the archer from Indonesia
with 114-101. In the second round she came close, but was unable to upset 9th seed Nami Hayakawa
and lost the match with 105-103.