Scott Lutes

Scott Lutes became a wheelchair user after a motor vehicle accident in 1974. He started competitive sailing in 2007 and in August 2011 tried out for a position on the three-person Sonar. He joined the team full-time in November 2011.

Lutes loves sports because of the striving for consistent high performance. It also heightens his awareness in day-to-day living and working. Sailing gives him an amazing thrill and is something he can do for life. He says that while sailing, disabilities don’t matter and a person finds ways to adapt and bring their abilities into play.

London will be his first Paralympic Games. Lutes won a bronze medal at the London Paralympics test regatta held at Weymouth in June 2012.


Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Sailing Sonar (3-person) - Open 10