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Mark Wendolowski



Discipline/Event: Wildwater; K1
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. 

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.

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: 10,000m 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 World Championships in Sort, Spain 
  • 2011 Wildwater Sprint World Championships 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: Warm-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: Immersion Research Long Sleeve
  • Car: Nissan Titan
  • Favorite energy bar/food: Home Made Morning Glory Muffin

For more information please visit USA Wildwater, the official website for wildwater, at