‘The Massey Machine’ Sets Fastest Time in 11th Annual Dragon Boat Race

Massey 2017 Dragon Boat race team posing in front of a rollercoaster, holding a banner for the event.

More than 20 students and alumni from the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business competed in the 11th Annual Dragon Boat Festival on Cumberland River. The team placed fifth overall, setting the fastest single race time of the day. Chris Tompkins, an MBA alum, said about the team, “We all know the power of teamwork and choose to play our roles in the boat. I’m always proud of how we place.”

The race is sponsored by the Cumberland River Compact which exists to improve the quality of water in the Cumberland River Basin, thereby improving the quality of life for the Cumberland River communities. This year marks the ninth year that Massey has participated in the race.