North High School Was the only Arizona High School Team to Compete in the 15th Annual Arizona Dragon Boat Festival

Posted by Communications on 3/28/2018

North High School was the only Arizona high school team to compete in the 15th Annual Arizona Dragon Boat Festival at Tempe Towne Lake, March 24.   Sixteen students from North’s Future Business Leaders of America, and the Mustang Track team made up the crew.      North competed against three year-round teams from other states, finishing third in the 2,250 meter race, despite only practicing twice before the festival.      The boats, life jackets and paddles are provided by the Arizona Dragon Boat Association for all teams and North is coached by Lana and Jeff Walther, Team Captains for AZ Dragon Riders.    

North has been dragon boat racing since 2011, when FBLA advisor Rita Lopez met the ASU Dragon Boat coach, and she convinced her to put a team together.