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Mackenzie Woodring

Cycling

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  • 2008

Name: Mackenzie Woodring
Sport: Para Cycling
Classification: WB Pilot
Current Residence: Belmont, Mich.

Paralympic Experience: 
  • 2008 Paralympic Games, gold (time trial), silver (road race), bronze (individual pursuit)

Personal:
Mackenzie Woodring discovered cycling on the mountain bike trails of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was originally only riding for fitness. When she started tandem cycling as a pilot for Karissa Whitsell, however, her goals grew bigger. Woodring and Whitsell took home a gold, silver and bronze medal at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and followed that up with two wins in the road race and time trial at the 2009 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Bogogno, Italy. While Whitsell had been competing with various guides for 11 years, Woodring was the first guide to race with Whitsell to a world championship title. 

Woodring is a member of the Priority Health Cycling Team. In addition to para-cycling with Whitsell, Woodring competes individually in road races and cyclocross.