Board Member Mark Briegel comes from Fredericktown, Ohio in only his second year with Buckeye DockDogs and the sport of dock diving. His 2 year old cream colored golden retriever Cooper Bentley, Team “Fly the Coop”, started jumping with DockDogs last March at the Columbus Pet Expo with his first ever recorded jump of 6’-11”. That is all it took to get Mark hooked on this great canine sport of dock diving. Team Fly the Coop would go on to get a World invite at Regionals at the Tin Woof Inn in Ashland, Kentucky and record a personal best jump of 18’-6” at the Lorain County Fair winning his first ever finals event in the Contender division.
Mark also has a 7 year old American golden retriever named Maverick who is more comfortable staying on the dock and out of the water. Mark and his wife Lori have 3 children, one who is 25, another 23 and his youngest age 6 and also 2 grandchildren. His youngest child he hopes will become a junior handler with DockDogs next year.
Besides dock diving, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, maintaining his 125 gal planted, tropical freshwater fish tank and doing therapy work with both his dogs through Therapy Dogs International (TDI).
Mark looks forward to serving the Buckeye DockDog club as we all learn, grow and have fun together.