Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Mark Madland
CLASS of 1974 Football, Baseball and Wrestling ATHLETE
As a 6'0", 190-lb. bone-crushing linebacker, Mark was the spearhead of the vaunted "Baker's Dozen" defense. While he played for WHS, the Panthers compiled a 30-2 record on the gridiron. Mark set school season and career tackling records while being named to first team "All-Big 9" defensive squads as a junior and senior.

At the end of the '73 season, coach Lee Bofto said, "He had the greatest year of any linebacker we've ever had - Madland is the best linebacker in the state." Mark was selected to the "All-State" defensive team after the Panthers had amassed ten shutouts his senior year. He was also a powerful fullback offensively.

In addition to gridiron exploits, Mark was a two-year starter in baseball as well as a front-line wrestler for one campaign. In all, he earned six letters.

After an "All-Conference" grid season at Spokane Falls Community College and a redshirt year at BYU, Mark transferred to the University of Puget Sound to dominate as a linebacker for three years. He was an NAIA "All-Northwest" selection and earned "Little All-American" honors.

- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.