Hometown: Woodstock, Vermont
Current Residence: Bethesda, Maryland
Event/Discipline: Canoe Slalom, K-1
School: Western Carolina University '06 Suma Cum Laude (undergraduate - political science, Spanish, 4.0 GPA); George Washington University - current (graduate - Elliot School of International Affairs MA Program)
Club: Bethesda Center of Excellence
- 2004 & 2008 US Olympic Team Alternate
- 6-time National Team Member (2008-2011, 2005, 2003)
- Two-time National Champion (2004, 2007)
- 2007 U.S. Open Champion
- 13th at 2003 World Championships
- 6th at 2004 World Cup Final, Bourg St Maurice, France
- 7th at 2004 World Cup #5, Augsburg Germany
- Ranked 10th in the world in 2004
- 4th at 2012 US Olympic Team Trials
- Reached semifinals at the 2012 Australian Open - placing 34th
- 2011 U.S. National Slalom Team Member
- Reached semifinals at 2011 World Cups Nos. 1-3
- 3rd at 2011 ICF Ranking Race in Tacen, Slovenia
- Placed 22nd among Men's Kayaks in final 2011 ICF World Slalom Rankings
- 2nd at 2010 ICF Ranking Race in L'Argentiere, France
- 1st in qualification at 2010 World Cup #2 in La Seu D'Urgell, Spain
- 7th overall at 2010 World Cup #2 in La Seu D'Urgell, Spain
- Job: Athlete/Student
- Hobbies: not enough time
- Quote: "Some run a race to see who's fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts."
- How'd you get started? I moved to Vermont when I was nine and happened across a local club that focused on competitive kayaking. I was in the right place at the right time and I have been paddling ever since.
- Trivia: Interested in chinese martial arts. Also, in 1998, Mann achieved the youngest descent of the Zambezi River Gorge on the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe at 15 years old.
- Read more about Scott HERE.
WEEKEND RECAP: Sprint Nationals, Slalom World Cup, Freestyle World Cup
Aug. 28, 2012
Gig Harbor, Wash. is within an hour’s drive from Green Lake, the site of the 2012 U.S. Sprint National Championships. But the Gig Harbor Canoe/Kayak Racing Team felt right at home as they won their first National Championship Team Title. The host club, Seattle Canoe & Kayak Club, finished fourth in the team points rankings.
Busy week for USA Canoe Kayak
Nicholas Olivier Aug. 22, 2012
The action didn’t stop when the flame went out at the Closing Ceremony in London. U.S athletes will be competing at three different canoe/kayak events this week.
'12 Things ... you might not know about Canoe/Kayak
Paul D. Bowker April 13, 2012
With this weekend's Trials coverage, find out more about the thrilling sport