Scott Parsons

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Scott Parsons (born March 27, 1979 in Toledo, Ohio) is an American slalom canoer who has competed since the mid-1990s. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he earned his best finish of sixth in the K-1 event at Athens in 2004. He finished 20th in 2008 in Beijing. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he represented the United States for the third time.[1] He finished 16th in the K-1 event after being eliminated in the heats.

He qualified a US K-1 slalom kayak for the 2012 Summer Olympics by finishing 15th at the 2011 World Championships, and then ensured his own qualification by finishing 11th at the 2012 Cardiff World Cup event on the 9th of June 2012.[2]

Parsons attended St. John's Jesuit High School in Toledo, OH. His wife Lauren Bixby was also a kayaker before she had to retire due to injury.[2]