Winners Announced for The 24th Annual Woodlands Family YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge
THE WOODLANDS, TX – Seventy five teams recently competed in the 24th Annual YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge Presented by Repsol, September 28-30 at Northshore Park. An annual tradition for many, held the last weekend in September, teams come together to Row for a CAUSE. Together, we strive to create a stronger community and restore hope and wellbeing to all. We Row So Dreams and Opportunities Can Grow. Now more than ever, people are ready to reconnect and have FUN.
The event promises and delivers teamwork and camaraderie at their best and allows participants to visit and play with old friends and make new ones. Teams work hard and encourage teammates to reach a goal, all while having a blast! No prior rowing experience is needed.
Teams earned points based on how they placed in each event and also had the opportunity to earn bonus points with Best Tent Decorations, Most Creative Team Shirt, Most Spirited Team and Fastest Dragon Boat Heat. The top two teams with most points accumulated, at the end of each bracket, were recognized as the winner and runner up. The Woodlands Family YMCA is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2023 event. Each winning team takes home the coveted “Dragon” Award to proudly display along with the bragging rights!
Thursday Afternoon Bracket
1st Place Team: Repsol Team 1
2nd Place Team: Raising Cane’s Team 2
Fastest Dragon Boat Heat: TechnipFMC Team 3
Best Tent: AmSty
Best Shirt: Texas Capital Bank
Most Spirit: Repsol Team 1
Friday Morning Bracket
1st Place Team: Grundfos
2nd Place Team: Excelerate Energy Team 1
Fastest Dragon Boat Heat: Grundfos
Best Tent: Exxon Mobil Global Products Teams
Best Shirt: Chart Industries
Most Spirit: Johnson Development
Friday Afternoon Bracket
1st Place Team: LGI Homes
2nd Place Team: Apache
Fastest Dragon Boat Heat: Apache
Best Tent: Green Tweed Houston
Best Shirt: Lincoln Electric
Most Spirit: Martin Brower
Saturday Morning Bracket
1st Place Team: CrossFit Overtake
2nd Place Team: Texpedition Socity
Fastest Dragon Boat Heat: Texpedition Society
Best Tent: The Woodlands Township
Best Shirt: China General Chamber of Commerce Houston
Most Spirit: Milstead Automotive
Saturday Afternoon Bracket — High School Teams
1st Place Team: T WCP South Asian Club
2nd Place Team: YMCA Teens #2
Fastest Dragon Boat Heat: TWCP South Asian Club
Best Tent: Grand Oaks Hosa
Best Shirt/Theme: ORHS Jr. AFROTC
Most Spirit: Grand Oaks Grizzlies
FASTEST Dragon Boat Heat Overall 2023: Texpedition Society
Celebrating 24 years rowing for a cause, the YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge benefits the Y’s Annual Campaign, which ensures the Y can offer unique opportunities for families to come together in a safe place, create a welcoming environment for all, and ensure that everyone has access to our YMCA and its programs, regardless of age, income, background or circumstance. The YMCA is not just a place, but a purpose.
Every dollar raised is an investment in our community and our future. We row so dreams can grow! Thank you to our generous sponsors whose support has kept the event growing and evolving and helping the YMCA multiply its impact in the community: Repsol, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, Ring Energy, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, LGI Homes, Woodforest National Bank, Excelerate Energy, NewPark Resources, McKesson Pharmaceutical Solutions & Services, Nexus Hope Foundation, First Horizon, China General Chamber of Commerce Houston, and Chesmar Homes.
First organized in 1886, the YMCA of Greater Houston is one of the city’s leading nonprofits dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, seeks to serve all – regardless of age, income, faith or background and we welcome everyone. In the greater Houston area, 25 YMCA centers, one overnight camp and hundreds of program sites nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the city’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in the Houston community, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change. To learn more, call 713-659-5566 or visit us on the web at ymcahouston.org.