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Nikki Obel
Position: Crew
Height: 5'6"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Marina del Rey, CA
High School: Marymount
Major: Undeclared

As a Sophomore (2014-2015) 

  • Placed fourth in C-division with Scott Buckstaff at the Pacific Coast Championship to help Stanford's "Cardinal" squad finish third (Nov. 15)
  • Sailed to a fourth-place finish in division-B and third place overall at the Stoney Burke with Max Kohrman (Oct. 18)
  • Competed for the Hatch Brown Trophy at MIT, placing eighth in division-C with Scott Buckstaff and J.P. Cannistraro to help Stanford finish 15th (Sept. 20)

As a Freshman (2013-14)

  • Placed fifth in division-B at the Boston Dinghy Cup to lead Stanford to a first-place result (April 20)
  • Finished first in division-A, helping secure a first place team finish at the Lynne Marchiando Regatta (March 30)
  • Contributed to the third-place finish at the Aaron Szambecki Team Race (March 23)
  • Was a member of the first-place Cardinal that went 14-0 at the St. Mary’s Team Race (March 9)
  • Went 18-0 at the McIntyre Team Race to place first (March 2)
  • Placed 11th in division-A and seventh in division-B, to contribute to a fourth-place team finish at the Navy Fall Women’s Intersectional (Oct. 12)
  • Finished fifth in division-B and sixth in the team results at the SMC Fall Interconference (Sept. 28)

The Obel File

  • Competed for Del Rey Yacht Club (2009-2013)
  • 2012-2013 SCYYRA Sailing Team member
  • First at 2013 C420 Nationals
  • First at 2012 Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta
  • Second in 2012-2013 Perry Series
  • Fifth in 2011 C420 Pacific Coast Championship
  • Second in 2010 CFJ Nationals
  • 2012 Sportsmanship Award at Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta
  • 2010 ASMBYC Junior Yachtsman of the Year
  • 2010 Del Rey Yacht Club Most Outstanding Sailor Award
  • 2009 Del Rey Tacht Club Sportsmanship Award
  • Daughter of Rick and Brigitte Obel
  • Has two sisters, Cassie and Samantha
  • Enjoys running, baking and reading