Windy City Dragons


Windy City Dragons is comprised of advanced paddlers who compete on a national and international level. Started in 2009 as part of Lincoln Park Boat Club, WC Dragons were the very first competitive dragon boat team in the Chicagoland area. WC Dragons competed in the most challenging competitions around United States, Canada and around the world earning medals in several categories.


Windy City Dragons hold U.S. National Champion titles in multiple categories in five consecutive USDBF Championships.  They have earned titles at the ADBA Regional Championship held in Arlington Heights, Illinois. As the only team from the Midwest, WC Dragons represented United States in Club World Championships in Hong Kong in 2012, and in Ravenna, Italy in 2014 where the WC Dragons became World Champions in Senior A category in 2,000 and 500 meter races. Many WC Dragons proudly represent the United States as part of Team USA in the IDBF world championships since 2011.


International Championships:

2012 Hong Kong, China

2014 Ravenna, Italy

Senior A open: Gold 2000m, Gold 500m

Senior A mixed: Bronze 2000m

Premier: Bronze 2000m

USDBF National Championship Titles

2009 Chattanooga, Tennessee

2011 Fort Dodge, Iowa

2013 Mercer, New Jersey

2015 Arlington Heights, Illinois

2017 Mercer, New Jersey

ADBA Regional Champions

2017 Arlington Heights, Illinois

Senior A open: Gold Medal

Senior mixed: Gold Medal

Our team practices year round on water during the season and indoors during the winter. In order to become part of Windy City Dragons, please contact Coach Leszek Wasilewski.