Dallas United Crew has had much success these past few weeks, both in rowing and dragon boating on the regional and national scale. On September 20 and 21, the DUC Delite Dragon Boat team competed in the nation’s largest competitive festival, the 19th Annual San Francisco International Dragon Boat race. Competing against more than 140 teams and 3500 paddlers, the Delite placed in the top twenty teams and took first place in the Competitive B Consolation Final.
On Saturday, September 27th, the Delite again took to the water, earning a gold and a bronze medal in OKC’s Paddlefest Night Races in Oklahoma City, complete with fireworks. The event included friendly competition with OKC teams and the Gulf Coast Alliance teams. Our Delites earned the gold in the 200m 20-man boat and the bronze in the 200m 10-man boat. Congratulations!
The DUC high school rowing team began their fall rowing race season on Oct 3rd-5th at the Head of Oklahoma Regatta Festival at the OKC River Sports District on the Oklahoma River. Great fall weather greeted us as we competed in our races. DUC did a great job of preparing for the season and this weekend all that hard work paid off.
DUC finished in first place in the medal count for all Texas youth teams, including sweep and sculling teams, making them the top Texas Youth Team at the event. Ten Dallas United Crew boats medaled - 6 Varsity and 4 Novice - earning a total of 78 individual medals. The official results are:
Men's Youth Light 8+ 500M Night Sprints
Women's Youth 8+ 500M Night Sprints
Women's Youth 8+
Women's Youth Light 4+
Men's Youth 4+
Women's Youth Novice 4+
Men's Youth 8+
Women's Youth Novice 8+
Men's Youth Novice 8+
Mixed Youth Novice 8+
MASTERS ROWERS - For the first time ever, DUC fielded a boat of Master rowers in sweep racing. The Masters (adult rowers) did a terrific job for their first showing, earning 4th place in the Mixed Masters 4+.
Congratulations to all DUC rowers and paddlers!
About Dallas United Crew
Dallas United Crew offers a variety of rowing and dragon boating programs for adults and youth age 11+ on White Rock Lake. Both novice and experienced rowers and paddlers are welcome. Since 2002, DUC has been building community, developing leadership and opportunity, and having fun through teamwork in oar and paddle sports. These programs challenge, strengthen and empower people both mentally and physically. DUC is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax-deductible. For complete information, learn more at www.dallasunitedcrew.org.
About DUC Delite
DUC Delitewas founded in 2011 by a group of passionate paddlers whose mission is to promote physical activity and cultural awareness in the DFW Metroplex through the sport of Dragon Boating. The group merged with DUC shortly after its inception. Dragon Boat racing is a 2,500-year old Chinese sport that has become an international phenomenon with over 10,000 teams in over 50 countries. This unique sport encourages a twenty-two person team, paddling together, to develop teamwork, strength, endurance and commitment. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/DallasDelite.
Donna Swanson, Media Relations