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Scott Mann

Canoe/Kayak

Hometown: Woodstock, Vt.
Current Residence: Bethesda, Md.
Birthdate: 2/22/1983
Event/Discipline: Canoe Slalom, K-1
Height: 5'8"
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)
Team: Bethesda Center of Excellence


Career Highlights:

  • 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 

Recent Results:

  • 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

Personal:

  • 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.

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