The Massey Machine, a team of Belmont graduate business students and alumni, won the 4th Annual Dragon Boat Race this past weekend. The race is sponsored by the Cumberland River Compact and the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association. More than 1,000 racers participated, racing along a 250-meter stretch of the Cumberland River in traditional Hong Kong-style boats – ornate, thin, dragon-shaped canoes. The race, which raises awareness of the sponsoring organizations and promotes the health of the Cumberland River, was held on Saturday at Riverfront Park.
Kimberly May, one of the student racers, said, “We were so close to winning last year that we felt there was no choice but to win this year. It’s great that we were able to pull out a win while getting to know current and past Massey students. I can’t wait to defend our title next year!”
Joe Alexander, associate dean of the Massey School of Business said, “We talk a lot about the Massey School’s strong alumni network, and this competitive event offers further evidence of that difference. Our professionals truly enjoy each other’s company and stay connected after graduation— and nothing like a little friendly competition to bring out our Type A personalities, either.”