Mark is a two-time All-American wrestler. Mark finished third place in 1995 at the
NCAA Div. III Wrestling Championships representing Cortland College to receive his first All-American honor. After his
second reconstructive knee surgery he earned his second All-American honor at the USA Wrestling Greco-Roman National Championships
in 1997. He went on to place seventh at the USA Greco-Roman World Team Trials that same year and is currently a life-time
member of the USA Wrestling All-American Club.
Mark is a New York State certified teacher in physical education and health education and
a varsity wrestling coach. He holds an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Niagara County Community College, a Bachelor
of Science Degree in Physical Education from SUNY at Cortland College and a Master of Science Degree in Physical
Education from Canisius College. His excellent teaching skills and extreme patience will benefit your fishing experience
to maximize your catch.
Mark has used his drive and competetive nature to persue the fishing charter industry.
When the bite gets tough, Mark works harder. He has shown through his wrestling experiences the importance of never
quitting no matter what the circumstances are. He takes this attitude with him when he goes fishing.
"I believe that fishing is an extreme form of competition.
It is man versus nature.
There are many elements to face when out on the water pursuing fish.
the average fisherman calls a bad day, I call a more competetive
day. The more
difficult the competition the more I want to succeed. The
challenge of fish not biting
makes me think harder and use different techniques. When the
fish are biting I
raise the bar and set the goals higher. Some days just hooking
the fish is a win and
landing them is a bonus. No matter what the circumstances are,
I strive for