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Mark Wendolowski

Age: 38
Birthplace: Northampton, MA
Current Residence: Northampton, MA
Occupation: Instructor of plumbing at Greenfield Community College, Owner - Express Plumbing.
Current school/Alma matter: Westfield State College pursuing Occupational Education Degree.
Family: : My wife Alicia, 13 year old son Zane and my 15 year old daughter Juletha sharing our house with our boarder collie Ginger and beagle Penny.
Personal Website: none

Wildwater Information:
How I started paddling wildwater:
I started paddling whitewater recreationally 13 years ago then raced some local whitewater races. Raced competitive kayak marathons for the last three years.

The class(es) you race: K-1

National Results (team trials and nationals): 2006 ACA Whitewater K-1 National Champion, 2008 USACK K-2 Marathon Team Trials Winner, 2008 Lake Placid International Regatta 10,000 Mater Masters 2nd place, 2008 USCA Nationals K-1 Marathon 4th place, 2008 USCA Nationals C-1 Unlimited Champion, 2009 USCA K-1 500 Meter Champion, 2nd place K-1 2008 Mayors Cup, 2012 Wildwater team trials 3rd place, Competed in 2010 Wildwater worlds in Sort, Spain, 2011 Wildwater Sprint Worlds in Augsburg, Germany.

Years on US Wildwater National Team: 3

Other Paddling/Sports/Hobbies:
Road Biking, Running and Cross Country Skiing

Personal Information:

  • Marital Status: To Alicia Wendolowski for 14 Years
  • Kids: Zane and Juletha.
  • Height: 5 9
  • Weight: 190
  • Music: : Metallica, Allman Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Yonder Mountain String Band
  • Food Favorites: Spanish Chicken and Rice
  • What you do to get ready for a race: Warn up and visualize the race
  • What you do after a race: Reflect, Relax with friends


  • Boat (Make/model): Prijon Genius, Vadja Sesia K-1's
  • Paddle: Fast Kayak Flyer #8, Kayak Pro Mid Wing
  • Helmet: Pro-Tec Ace
  • Life Jacket: MTI
  • Paddling Clothes: IR Long Sleeve
  • Car: Nissian Titan
  • Favorite energy bar/food: Home Made Morning Glory Muffin

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