Scott Rigsby was an 18 year old kid just prior to his first college semester, riding in the back of a pickup truck when suddenly the truck was hit by a passing 18-wheeler. Scott was thrown underneath the 3-ton landscape trailer that was attached to truck he was riding in. He was dragged over 300 feet. His back suffered third degree burns, his right leg was severed off and his left leg hung barely intact. After over a decade of numerous doctor visits, hospital stays and surgeries, Scott was able to lift himself from depression to become a triathlon champion.
He has completed in over a dozen triathlons on his way to setting world records for a double below-the-knee amputee in the Full Marathon, Half Ironman, and International Distance Triathlon. All of which earned him a spot on the 2006 USA Triathlon Team.