Name: Mackenzie Woodring
Sport: Para Cycling
Classification: WB Pilot
Current Residence: Belmont, Mich.
- 2008 Paralympic Games, gold (time trial), silver (road race), bronze (individual pursuit)
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.