Jordan Parry started rowing at Tauranga Boys’ College and Tauranga Rowing Club in 2010.
After school he rowed for his club for the 2013/14 domestic season before making his first New Zealand appearance as part of the U21 trans-Tasman team in 2014. Fondly called 'Paz' by his crewmates and peers, Jordan joined Waikato Rowing Performance Centre for the 2014/15 summer and this propelled him to an U23 trial, where he was selected for the U23 men’s quadruple sculls. Jordan helped his crew to a silver medal at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, narrowly missing out on the gold. The following year he returned to the same boat class at the worlds in Rotterdam, Netherlands, this time finishing just 0.5s behind the winners. Jordan returned to the U23 men’s quad for the 2017 season. He put his experience and drive to good use, helping his crew to victory and finally winning gold at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, just one second off the U23 world best time. After impressing the New Zealand selectors over a number of years, Jordan was chosen in 2018 to row with the elite men’s quad for the World Rowing Cups and as reserve for the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria. Jordan returned to the men’s quad in 2019, and after injury struck a crewmate he found himself stroking the men’s quad to a bronze medal at World Rowing Cup II. The men could not replicate the result at the World Rowing Championships in a tough field, however, finishing in 9th place.
Off the water Jordan is studying for a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English, and works as a part-time teacher aide at Cambridge Middle School.