HydraHeads win the Gold Division Cup for the fourth consecutive year at the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival
BEMIDJI -- Despite an initial slow start, the HydraHeads made Dragon Boat history Saturday, winning the Gold Division Cup for the fourth consecutive time.
The team, from Headwaters Canoe and Kayak, secured the top spot in the final race with a time of 2:16.30, coming in about two seconds ahead of the second-place Cedar River Gang. Team captain Mark Walters said the veteran team put in about 3,000 hours of paddling in preparation for the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival.
“Most of us canoe race throughout the spring, summer and fall, and then we have a local boat here that we share with the community,” Walters said.