Athlete of the Week: Justin Parrett, Northmont High School

Name: Justin Parrett

School: Ohio Connections Academy; competes for Northmont

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sport: Swimming

Claim to fame/honors: Won 200-yard freestyle sectional championship; advanced to district meet the past three years; holds six individual and four relay school records; earned second-team All-Greater Western Ohio Conference honors the past two years in the 200-yard freestyle

Bet you didn’t know … I lived several years in mainland China and have traveled to several other nations

Words you live by: Never give up

Toughest opponent: Cody Bybee of Bellbrook

Biggest influence: Michael Phelps

What’s on your bedroom walls? Awards from my accomplishments

When I’m bored I like to … Watch movies

Favorite movie: American Sniper

Person who would play you in a movie: Alex O’Loughlin

Favorite TV show: Hawaii Five-0

I can’t live without: Food

I can live without: TV

Event you’d like to attend: Olympics

Favorite book: The Bible

Favorite home-cooked meal: Pancakes

Favorite restaurant: Olive Garden

Favorite smell: All food

Favorite cereal: Lucky Charms

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Vegetable you won’t eat: Celery and tomatoes

I’d love to trade places for a day with … any rich person who owns exotic cars

Whose mind would you like to read? My coaches

Place where you’d love to travel? California

Talent you’d like to have? Juggling

Favorite school subject: History

Favorite athlete: Michael Phelps

Favorite team: Team USA

Favorite Olympic sport: Swimming

Something in the world I’d like to change: The weather

Favorite sports moment: When Phelps crushed the Chinese team at the 2008 Olympics

Favorite junk food: Chips

Best thing about swimming: The people that you meet

In 10 years, I hope to be … a successful business owner/entrepreneur with a Lamborghini

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