2020 Race Results

2020 Community Racing Challenge

Now final–the table below captures all the challenge points for our 20 teams. We awarded the Miller Family Doggie Paddlers the 2020 Virtual Champ Cup on August 2nd.

Our Presenting Sponsor, Community Bank, N.A. offers a congratulatory message in the video at the right.

The Spirit Judges Have Spoken…

Please be sure to scroll down below the results table to see the Spirit Award Winners.


2020 Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival

Community Racing Challenge points

Last updated August 1, 12:30 p.m.

 Challenge 1Challenge 2Racing Results (km/points)FundraisingOverall (To-Date)
Board Stiff
(14 members)
321455.1 / 161072
Cancer Patient Support Foundation
(9 members)
18517.2 / 10538
Community Bank, NA
(17 members)
  18.0 / 11516
Dragonheart Vermont Funracers
(17 members)
 2648.3 / 132261
Freedom & Unity
(4 members)
Groovy UV
(23 members)
38653.5 / 151069
Kale Krew
(22 members)
19255.7 / 17543
Killer B’s
(19 members)
  107.2 / 222244
Make Waves for Wellness
(10 members)
20421.5 / 121046
Miller Family Doggie Paddlers
(22 members)
503481.3 / 2022126
National Life Group
(4 members)
Northfield Savings Bank
(14 members)
  52.6 / 142236
Norwich University Cadets
(1 member)
Rhythm & Blues
(10 members)
  10.7 / 9514
Soaring Ruckers
(22 members)
5230107.1 / 2122125
Stream Team
(15 members)
 2 57
Traveling Whitecaps
(19 members)
462761.8 / 18192
Veterans Dragon Boat USA
(16 members)
30378.9 / 19153
Villainous Vixens
(15 members)
3723.4 / 71056
VIP Dragon Bytes
(8 members)
18 5.0 / 8127


It is with great delight that Spirit Judges, Nikki Hayes(Mary Katherine Gallagher), Betty ‘Lu’ Lewis, and Alessandra ‘Lafi’ LaFiandra announce the recipients of the 2020 Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival Spirit Awards. We three Judges have had the time of our lives looking at the Team Collages and at ALL of the 10 Yard Challenge Videos(more than 80 of them!).

We send kudos and a heartfelt thank you to every Festival participant for helping Dragonheart Vermont with this year’s virtual event. Although life around us has changed, you all accepted the challenge to work together, to have fun, and to raise money for Integrative Therapies at the UVM Cancer Center. Be proud of yourselves, because we sure are!!

As the Judges, it was VERY difficult choosing the following 9 Award recipients. Your creativity, your athletic talent, your ‘Get It Done’ attitude, your sense of paddling fashion, and your willingness to try anything brought smiles to our faces and tears to our eyes. 

We must, however, acknowledge one team for their over the top participation in this virtual event. This team tackled all the challenges, showed great participation and enthusiasm, and also fundraised over $3000 for Dragonheart and the Festival’s Pledge Partner, Integrative Therapies. As the Spirit Judges, Betty Lu, Lafi, and I, are happy to announce that the Miller Family Doggie Paddlers have earned the 2020 Virtual Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival Outstanding Team Spirit Award!

And here are our individual (and team) award winners:

Best Timing: Jess Rodrigues, Courtney Fleisher, Tina Rybar (DHVT Funracers)


Most Patriotic: Crystal Litzau, Kryn Burnside & Kristie Chase (Miller Family Doggie Paddlers)


Most Colorful Collage: Villainous Vixens Team

Most Determined: Chris White (Traveling Whitecaps)

Most Unique ‘Paddle’: Andrea Gray (DHVT Funracers)

Best Drummer: Susyn Dees (Miller Family Doggie Paddlers)

The Individual Wearing the Most DHVT/Festival Attire:  Rowan Hayes (Soaring Ruckers)

Most Creative Wheeled Device: A 3 Way Tie!!!

Brian Taylor (Traveling Whitecaps)

Lynn Miller (Miller Family Doggie Paddlers)

Sergei Shpaner (Soaring Ruckers)

Most Heart Stopping 10YD Race Finish: A 3 Way Tie!!!

Lee Dame & Bernie Durman (Miller Family Doggie Paddlers)

Michelle Miller (Miller Family Doggie Paddlers

Ellen Zeman (Miller Family Doggie Paddlers)