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Members of DB-101, a program that allows festival-goers to purchase a slot on a training dragon boat, row across Sloan Lake during the 2010 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival on July 24 in Denver. (Photo by Brandon Iwamoto/For AsiaXpress.com)


Khmer-Krom Dragons win title at Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

Lao Buddhist Youth team claims seventh championship in eight years at Sloan's Lake

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DENVER – The Khmer-Krom Dragons captured the top prize, winning the Hong Kong Competitive Division at the 2010 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival on July 25 at Sloan's Lake Park.


The Dragons – a group sponsored by the Khmer Kampuchia Krom Federation Colorado chapter – defeated 2008 champion Flying Dragons, who finished second for the second consecutive year.


The WagenKamp's Frozen Fishsticks won the Hong Kong Corporate Division and the Rocket Dragons, the 2009 corporate champions, won the Flag Catching Corporate Division.


My Row Is Tight won the Hong Kong Recreational Division while the FLAMthROWERS took the Flag Catching Recreation Division.


After falling to third last year, the Lao Buddhist Temple Youth team captured its seventh title in eight years in the Youth Division.


In the culinary competition, Queen of Vietnamese Martyrs Church took top prize with its sampler combo, defeating Savory Saigon's Saigon slaw and Bam-Bu's fire chicken and noodle bowl. Bam-Bu would win in the dessert contest with its Lym Lyt frozen yogurt, beating Tropical Paradise's Laotian sweet rice in bamboo stick and Berrie Kabob's berrie kabob.


Organizers estimated more than 100,000 people attended the two-day festival. This is the fourth-straight year the festival has drawn those numbers.


The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival celebrates the state's rich and diverse Asian communities. For more information about the festival, go to www.cdbf.org.


Hong Kong Competitive Division
Gold: Khmer-Krom Dragons (2010 Dragon Cup Champions)
Silver: Flying Dragons
Bronze: Dungeonless Dragons

Hong Kong Corporate Division
WagenKamp's Frozen Fishsticks
Silver: Fed Force
Bronze: H2Row

Hong Kong Recreational Division
Gold: My Row Is Tight
Silver: ASA Power3d By Chopstix
Bronze: Oars Are Better Than Yours

Flag Catching (Taiwan-style) Corporate Division
Gold: Rocket Dragons
Silver: Suaj Taob
Bronze: Ch2M HILL Dragons

Flag Catching (Taiwan-style) Recreational Division
Silver: Ice Dragons
Bronze: Pirates of Pangea

Flag Catching (Taiwan-style) Youth Division
Lao Buddhist Temple Youth
Silver: Denver Chinese School /Colorado Int'l School Got Pho?
Bronze: PASCO Pinoy Dragons

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