The Deadliest Job in America is, claimed to be crab fishing on the Bering Sea. A good season can make one man a year’s salary in just a few days! With forty-foot waves, 700 pound crab pots, freezing temperatures and your mortality staring you in the face…this job ranks as one of the deadliest.
Zack Larson is a deckhand on the F/V Cape Caution, the boat run by his father Captain "Wild" Bill Wichrowski.
Zack grew up in Woodinville, Washington. At the age of 13, he got his first taste of the Bering Sea when his dad invited him to Alaska for the salmon tendering season. The following summer, he returned for another season in Port Moller.
After graduating from Cedar Park Christian High School, Zack studied biology at Seattle Pacific University, and then worked as an emergency medical technician (EMT) for three years.
At the age of 25, he reunited with Captain Wild Bill on the sea. In 2010, Zack returned to commercial fishing aboard the F/V Kodiak, one of the boats featured on past seasons of Deadliest Catch. He spent two and a half years aboard the Kodiak as an integral part of the vessel's crew.
When Captain "Wild" Bill took the helm of the F/V Cape Caution in 2012, Zack joined him. Zack loves being a part of the close-knit team and is anxious to move up the ladder. He acknowledges that he still has much to learn, and he tries to maintain a positive outlook and bring a bit of wit on deck.
When not fishing, Zack splits his time between Seattle, Washington and Mexico. He enjoys playing sports, watching professional sports, and staying as active as possible. He has two younger siblings, Jake Wichrowski and Delia Wichrowski.
According to Zack, as long as he is near the water, he will always be happy.
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