Congratulations to Wanda Canoe Club members Greg Lowry and John Ponticorvo for being selected to Team USA Dragon Boat. Both are now enroute to Kunming, China for the International Dragon Boat Federation 13th World Nations Championships, October 18-22. They are veterans of several world and national dragon boat competitions and are also longtime paddlers for the Philadelphia Dragon Boat Association.
 
One of their teammates, Bob Mina of Philadelphia, created this video to memorialize what it took to make the team and get to China:
https://vimeo.com/237515531?ref=em-share
 
Greg will be paddling on the premier open team and the premier mixed team, with and against some of the best paddlers in the world. John will be paddling men's open and mixed with the strong Senior C (age 60+) contingent. Both of these guys train year-round in the gym, on ergs and on the water and their dedication has paid off. John has spearheaded our youth paddling program at Wanda while Greg helps coach the rest of us. Greg also coaches the New Jersey Dragon Boat team based at Lake Parsippany. We are proud of them and are continually inspired by their attitude, generosity and accomplishments. We wish them and their teammates all the best this coming week. Go USA!!!
 
WATCH LIVE ACTION FROM CHINA...This link to the Team USA website will provide rosters for all crews and live stream link  information.
http://www.usdbf.org/about_us/team_usa
 
Race Info, Results & Updates: https://idbfchamps.org/2017div