Whipple was the helmsman of the US eight at the 1998 Junior World Championships in Linz, where she finished fifth with her boat. From 2001 she was part of the regular crew of the US eight in the active class. After finishing fourth at the 2001 World Championships, she drove eighth to the title at the 2002 World Championships. In 2003 the Whipple controlled eight won two World Cup regattas, but only finished fifth at the World Championships in Milan. In 2004, the US eight won the World Cup twice, and in the final of the Olympic Games the boat was defeated by the Romanians.
After the US eighth finished fourth at the 2005 World Championships, Whipple steered her boat to the world championship title in 2006 in Eton and 2007 in Munich . At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing , Whipple won the Olympic gold medal after silver in 2004. In 2009 the US eight won the world title without Mary Whipple, but in 2010 in Hamilton and 2011 in Bled she was back in the world championship eight. At the Olympic Games in London Whipple drove the US eighth, who won the gold medal in the line-up of Erin Cafaro, Zsuzsanna Francia, Esther Lofgren , Taylor Ritzel , Meghan Musnicki , Elle Logan, Caroline Lind, Caryn Davies and Mary Whipple.
- Mary Whipple in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Mary Whipple at Worldrowing.com ( FISA database )
- Portrait on US Rowing (English)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American rower|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 10, 1980|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Sacramento|