Pink Steel takes silver in international event in Sarasota
October 26, 2014
Pink Steel, the breast cancer survivor team of the Steel City Dragons organization, took second place overall among 101 international teams at the 2014 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival in Sarasota FL on October 24-26 2014. In a powerful showing, Pink Steel was the top finisher among all the U.S. teams and set the fastest time in the event during their semifinal qualifying.
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Three Steel City Dragons teams champions in Cleveland
The Steel City Dragons fielded three teams (Steel City Dragons Mixed, Pink Steel, and Women of Steel) at the Eigth Annual Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival. All three teams won their divisions. The Mixed team had the fastest times in the first and third qualifying rounds and emerged as the top seed in the mixed championship final. They pulled out all the stops in the final, finishing with the fastest time of the day – a 1:59 for the 500-meter course. Pink Steel consistently had the fastest times in the breast cancer survivor division and won their championship final by a staggering margin of over six seconds. The Women of Steel showed their power, not only winning their division, but also posting times that were faster than all but three of the mixed teams. For their efforts, the teams brought home two trophies topped with beautifully handcrafted models of championship dragon boats.
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