Paddlefish Meet Mayor of Tianan, Taiwan
The Pittsburgh Paddlefish join the DC Dragons as guests of the Mayor of Tianan, Taiwan! The American team, including paddlers from Pittsburgh, competed in the city's huge dragon boat festival, coming in 2nd to a young Philippines team.
The Americans garnered a lot of attention, becoming national media darlings as news stories and interviews of the team were played on TV stations throughout Taiwan and China.
(Photo credit goes to Carolyn Newkirk, second from the left with the big grin!)