TEAM BIO'S

2022 Teams

Arowana Dragon Boat

Flushing, NY

Team Bio: NY-based rec/comp team. Est 2010.

Buck's Fury

New Hope, PA

We are Pittsburgh’s Hearts of Steel Dragon Boat team and we are breast cancer survivors and supporters. We are foremost sisters but we are also fierce competitors. We race to WIN. We practice three times per week in the shadow of the “City of Champions” skyline. Our team is five years old (due to COVID-19, racing in our fourth year was scratched similar to everyone else) and we look forward in continuing to make our mark on the dragon boat “community”. Our team took 1st both in 2017 and 2018 in the Breast Cancer Survivor Division. We are so excited to be coming back and hope to secure a coveted win in the very competitive Women’s Division. This is such a great event and super venue!

Buck's Fury 2

New Hope, PA

We are Pittsburgh’s Hearts of Steel Dragon Boat team and we are breast cancer survivors and supporters. We are foremost sisters but we are also fierce competitors. We race to WIN. We practice three times per week in the shadow of the “City of Champions” skyline. Our team is five years old (due to COVID-19, racing in our fourth year was scratched similar to everyone else) and we look forward in continuing to make our mark on the dragon boat “community”. Our team took 1st both in 2017 and 2018 in the Breast Cancer Survivor Division. We are so excited to be coming back and hope to secure a coveted win in the very competitive Women’s Division. This is such a great event and super venue!

Fairmount Park Commodors

Pittsburgh, PA

Team Bio: A motley crew from here nor there, we come together and sit in pairs, Try to beat us, that's a dare!

Hope Afloat

Philadelphia, PA

Team Bio: Hope Afloat members are mothers, sisters, wives, co-workers and neighbors representing diverse social and economic backgrounds. Members include lawyers, teachers, nurses, and retirees. Not many of us were athletes, but we share a common history of breast cancer that has brought us together in a dragon boat for fitness friendship and fun.

Pink Lightning

Lake Prsippany, NJ

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Pittsburgh Hearts of Steel

Pittsburgh, PA

Team Bio: Dragon Boat. Paddling. Breast Cancer. We are Pittsburgh’s Hearts of Steel Dragon Boat team and we are breast cancer survivors and supporters. We are foremost, sisters, but we are also fierce competitors. We race to WIN. We officially launched on the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, PA, in May of 2017 and our team is now just six years young. We practice three times per week in the shadow of the “City of Champions” skyline. We look forward in continuing to build on our team’s positive reputation and making our mark on the dragon boat “community” at large. This is such a great competitive event and super venue. We’re thrilled to be back!

Queen Bees I

Tri-State Area

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Queen Bees II

Tri-State Area

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River Goddesses

Philadelphia, PA

Team Bio: River Goddesses is a sports team that is committed to empowering professional women to become stronger through paddling and encouraging personal growth. We believe that women should cultivate themselves to become stronger on the inside and out. River Goddesses strives to offer women the best dragon boating experience in the Philadelphia area. We provide challenging paddling training, competitive races, engaging social activities and charitable opportunities which are all geared towards building inner strength, creating team camaraderie, and helping empower future generations of women. We work together to support each other with a desire to excel as a team.

River Goddesses

Philadelphia, PA

Team Bio: River Goddesses is a sports team that is committed to empowering professional women to become stronger through paddling and encouraging personal growth. We believe that women should cultivate themselves to become stronger on the inside and out. River Goddesses strives to offer women the best dragon boating experience in the Philadelphia area. We provide challenging paddling training, competitive races, engaging social activities and charitable opportunities which are all geared towards building inner strength, creating team camaraderie, and helping empower future generations of women. We work together to support each other with a desire to excel as a team.

River Runners

Philadelphia, PA

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River Sisters

Pennsauken, NJ

Team Bio: The River Sisters is a women’s dragon boat team. We are a diverse group of cancer survivors of various ages and backgrounds, athletic abilities and fitness levels. We have gained a passion for the ancient art of dragon boating and we meet weekly between May and October at the Camden County Boathouse to paddle on the Cooper River. We have fun as we practice and compete in various dragon boat festivals each season. Our mission is to raise awareness about all kinds of cancers and to show others who are weakened by the struggle of cancer that there is life after this disease. We started out as strangers with only our disease in common. Now we are a floating support group of women who want to share our passion for life with other cancer survivors, their families and friends. We encourage all women living with cancer to look to a future filled with strength, enthusiasm and hope. We welcome you to join us!

Schuylkill Dragons

Philadelphia, PA

Team Bio: The Schuylkill Dragons (SDs) is a women’s dragon boat team whose members are committed to supporting each other in building healthy bodies and spirits, promoting team spirit and a willingness to work together, learning to compete at their best, and introducing this fun sport to others.

South Jersey Muscled Maidens Boat #1

Gibbstown, NJ

Team Bio: Fierce and driven, this is the South Jersey Muscled Maidens second year competing at the Cooper RIver Dragon Boat Festival. All anchored in some way to South Jersey, the maidens wish to serve as a beacon of strength, unity, dedication, and philanthropy to our friends, family, and community. As a non-profit 501(c)(3), we've supported Foster the Family, South Jersey Rescue, and local students and schools. We even have a book club!

South Jersey Muscled Maidens Boat #2

Gibbstown, NJ

Team Bio: Fierce and driven, this is the South Jersey Muscled Maidens second year competing at the Cooper RIver Dragon Boat Festival. All anchored in some way to South Jersey, the maidens wish to serve as a beacon of strength, unity, dedication, and philanthropy to our friends, family, and community. As a non-profit 501(c)(3), we've supported Foster the Family, South Jersey Rescue, and local students and schools. We even have a book club!

South Jersey Muscled Maidens Boat #3

Gibbstown, NJ

Team Bio: Fierce and driven, the South Jersey Muscled Maidens are ready to powerfully paddle our way to a new adventure. Anchored in some way to South Jersey, we wish to serve as a beacon of strength, unity, dedication, and philanthropy to our friends, family, and community. Created in 2021 as a registered non-profit 501 (c) (3)/ public charity, this is our second year competing in the CRDBF and our first year sending a third boat.

Twisted Sisters

Haddon Township, NJ

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