I want to thank all the volunteers (Niccole Springs, Shirley Sanz, Gay Sakamoto, Mina Kim, Zina Hwang, Robert Cordero, Allan Nguyen, Curtis Guinn, Robert Clark, Michiko Sanrindo, Joanna Chen, Nathan Lau, and AJ Chen) and all the APCA Dragons team members who pitched in to help with setting-up and cleaning-up.
We had the most participation to date. (60 paddlers = 3 boats)
I believe this is the first time we medaled in Corporate division.
Here's the write up by one of our team member Joy Cruz.
What an unforgettable weekend. As expected the Long Beach Dragonboat tournament attracted some fierce competition. No worry. ATT APCA was up for the challenge with a fleet of not two but three boats this season. Platinum boat with a team of all rookies diverse, prepared, and eager to compete. Titanium boat with a mix of strong rookies and experienced veterans. And the mighty corporate "It can wait" boat comprised of all ATT employees. Titanium fought hard and competed all weekend. Platinum fought hard as well, who in their division, missed a 3d place finish in the Championship heat by a mere .3 seconds. "It Can Wait" battled in their heats as well improving elapsed time with every heat until the time had arrived for the final race. "It can wait", despite an injury to one of its paddlers during the race, managed a 3d place finish earning a Bronze medal for APCA! To sum it up we competed, we contended, we danced , we cried, we laughed , we supported one other, we encouraged, we cheered , we celebrated ,and we gave it our all as ONE TEAM! Go APCA! Honorable mention and a big "thank you" to our fearless leader Thomas Yoo.