Winners Announced! The 24th Annual Woodlands Family YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge Presented by REPSOL

By: Roxanne Davis
| Published 10/02/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- 75 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 well-being 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 2 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: T expedition 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: T WCP 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.

See you next year!!! For more information visit ymcahouston.orq/ioin/draqon—boat or contact Roxanne Davis at rdavis@ymcahouston.orq.

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