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6 days till we go head to head against all the other Californian Collegiate teams at #CollegeCup . Let's get excited! #ucidragonboat  #ucirvine  #irvinestrong #ChasingTheCup  #CC15  #cc15orbust  #CollegeCup15  #dragonboat  #GGG 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 50
Thunder took home the SILVER for the FIRST TIME at College Cup this year! This is the closest we've ever gotten to the cup! Well done, Elements! #ucidb  #13thgen  #collegecup2015  #chasingthecup  #ucielements  #ucirvine  #dragonboat  #bleedgreen  #irvinestrong 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 50
Check out this #flashbackfriday  photo from the San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival this past summer! The San Diego Dragon Boat Race is coming up and the team is excited to be heading down to brave the elements this weekend at Mission Bay! #ucidb  #ucirvine  #uci  #dragonboat  #elements  #thunder  #fire  #irvinestrong  #bleedgreen  #sandiego  #sanfrancisco 
PC: @rejoyce_le
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 59
S/O to @_phoebechang among the official spirit squad of University of California Irvine. We call this "cheer beautified". 👏🙌👍 #ucirvine #ucispiritsquad #cheer  #california #irvinecalifornia #cali 
#irvinestrong #ucipride #spirit  #uci #californialiving #beautiful  #yourcollegetown #collegelife 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 56
Before the night ends we have our fourth episode of our #seniorspotlight  featuring our fabulous Annie Yang!
#Flashbackfriday  to Annie's first year and race with UCIDB at the Arizona Dragonboat Festival (2013). A little background about Annie, she's one of the most hardworking and driven on the team. She had absolutely no history of sports or physical activity before joining UCIDB, and was not originally on the main roster and was part of our club crew. She had difficulties performing basic lifts and wasn't the most coordinated as well. She spectated her first college cup and through hard work made it onto the main roster for this very race! Since her high school days of putting mayo on everything, Annie had made tremendous strides in developing a healthy and active lifestyle. It would be a rare sight now to catch Annie putting mayo on anything! She consistently OCs before the sun comes up and runs in the late hours of the night, making the goal of staying active every day. She worked relentlessly every day to improve and through her dedication she became a workout leader and eventually became our Land Coach last year for 12th Gen.
Annie continues to be a great leader on the team, through her selflessness, passion, and ghetto fabulous personality. Thank you for all of your positive energy in these past few years!

#ucidb  #ucirvine  #instaseries  #irvinestrong  #dragonboat  #doitfortheseniors  #ghettofablandcoach  #10thgenbestgen 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 38
It's been a week since our race in San Diego last weekend and we're about a week out from Baby Long Beach, our last race of 13th gen! The UCI Elements have been training hard these last 14 weeks we're focused on our goals and as hungry as ever. Let's do this!

#celebrateuci  #ucirvine  #ucipride  #ucirvineclubsports  #dragonboat  #ucidb  #doitfortheseniors  #irvinestrong 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 56
Hey everyone! Welcome to #SeniorSpotlight  number 11! With our second to last spotlight we're featuring our super awesome, super talented and super strong senior, Eugene!! Believe it or not his name isn't Eugene and neither is it his middle name. Legally, it's actually Kevin Britton, So just how did he get this name?! Well long story short last year's president was also named Kevin. Kevin, our president, decided that there could only be one Kevin... And thus Eugene was born (Not literally) and the rest is now history!
Eugene is currently majoring in International Studies with a focus on Japanese, he transferred to UCI last year joining 12th gen and we were glad to have him. Even with no prior paddling experience he was able to pick up paddling pretty quickly and he made an immediate difference with the team. We were both sad and happy for Eugene when he left to study abroad in Japan earlier this year. He had a blast making new friends and teaching children English!

In high school Eugene played football and he also used to ride a motorcycle(waow cool guy 😎) Eugene has a sharp mind and makes some pretty dank memes (check out the Henrique Iglesias one) and he's pretty talented alls well. At last year's talent show he played some awesome tunes with a recorder. Rumor has it that he might play the recorder with his nose this year! We're going to miss you Eugene! 😭

#doitfortheseniors  #ucidb  #ucirvine  #ucirvineclubsports  #dragonboat  #irvinestrong 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 42
#throwbackthursday  to the Baby Long Beach Race! This awesome photo was taken by @emilschang during the 200m A Finals! Reflecting upon the year, 13th gen has been a long and arduous journey for us all. We were afraid of the road ahead of us when our seniors graduated for summer. We came up short at College Cup. We had an unusually long training period for the Winter, and we weren't happy with our performance in San Diego. Nevertheless we continued to train, and we put in the hours on the water and in the gym. The hard work definitely showed at Long Beach with the team executing exactly what we needed to do. We're so proud of all of our paddlers! Let's continue the great work into 14th gen! #dragonboat  #IrvineStrong  #ucirvineclubsports  #ucidb  #UCIrvine  #UCIPride  #DoItForTheSeniors  #IGPaddlers  #fitness  #paddling  #team 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 70
#flashbackfriday  to 13th Gen's End of the Year Banquet! What a way to wrap up an amazing year. Tears were shed, laughs were shared, and lots of pictures were taken to capture this rare moment where we weren't all in gym clothes :') Cheers to an eventful year and here's to another one!
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#ucidb  #ucirvine  #ucipride  #uciclubsports  #fbf  #bleedgreen  #irvinestrong  #yummerz 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 52
Happy father's day to all the dad's out there! And a special shoutout to the Dad of the team, Victor Tang, for raising such a good bunch of kiddos on Fire Boat! You'll often see Victor sporting his nifty quarter zip sweater paired with his khakis and Sperrys!
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#ucidb  #ucirvine  #ucipride  #fireboat  #dadbod  #irvinestrong 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 53
Less than a week away 'till race day! Here's a photo from last year's Treasure Island race. 💪🏼 If you're in the area, come join us and some other great teams at the NorCal International DB Festival in Lake Merritt, Oakland!
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#ucidb  #irvinestrong  #ucirvine  #uciclubsports  #cdba  #ncidbf 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 67
A big thank you to CDBA for another successful College Cup! Thunder placed 2nd in A division and Wind placed 1st in B division for the first time ever in UCIDB history!! The team has come a long way since our inception but we'll never stop striving to reach new heights.
And as always, thank you to @caldragonboat for being a wonderful host and sister team!
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PC: @codyhofosho
#ucidb  #bleedgreen  #irvinestrong  #collegecup  #cdba  #ucirvine  #uciclubsports  #ucipride 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 88
In anticipation for the upcoming 14th Annual Arizona Dragon Boat Festival, we'll be doing an #instaseries  called #CountdowntoTempe ! Every other day we'll be posting a picture/video that highlights why this specific Tempe race holds a special place in UCIDB's heart.

Starting off the series is a #throwback  picture of our current seniors as freshman! They've all come a long way and UCIDB hopes to make all the seniors proud at their last Tempe, Arizona race.
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PC: @chubbybunny117
#takingtempe  #ucidb  #bleedgreen  #irvinestrong  #11thgen  #spicyseniors  #uci  #ucirvine  #uciclubsports  #azdba 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 84
Welcome to this year's Senior Spotlight series! With only one week left in the school year, we'd like to recognize our hardworking seniors before they head off into the next chapter of their lives.
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Our first senior to be featured is Connie Chiang, an 11th gen paddler. Connie joined the team her freshman year and quickly became known for being incredibly strong, despite her size. Although Connie was involved in other campus organizations, her dedication on dragon boat never fell short. While we are incredibly sad that Connie could not paddle with us for the past few quarters, we are immensely proud of her for graduating early with a degree in Business Economics! We wish Connie the best of luck and look forward to seeing more accomplishments from her in the future!
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#ucidb  #seniorspotlight  #irvinestrong  #dragonboat  #ucirvine 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 51
Our third installment of #SeniorSpotlight  features the amazing Sandy Wong.
Sandy joined UCI Elements immediately after she transferred to UC Irvine at the start of her third year. As a paddler with previous experience from #GCD , she quickly rose through the ranks and established herself as a leader on the boat. Her genuine smile and radiant personality truly embody the positive values we have on our team. When she is not too busy running the team as the first lady, Sandy can be found at Boiling Point eating curry or at the Student Center Starbucks serving up some caffeinated beverages. Although Sandy’s time on the team is coming to an end, her positivity and work-ethic will continue to inspire us for generations to come. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your college experience and impacting our team in such a positive way. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors and don’t forget that you will always be a part of the UCI Elements family! #ucidb  #seniorspotlight  #irvinestrong  #dragonboat  #UCI  #UCIrvine 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 57
The next installment of #SeniorSpotlight  features the talented Howard Liu! After his first year of paddling with the team, Howard has been our veteran steersman up until now. Outside of dragon boat, Howard plays a variety of sports such as soccer, basketball, and volleyball having played in high school and continued on to intramural teams at UCI. As a computer science major, Howard has also been active with research, internships, and his fraternity Sigma Nu, where he participates in the Greek Songfest, an annual event in which students perform musicals in appreciation of the arts; Howard really does it all! Special thank you and congratulations to Howard for his dedication to the team all these years and best of luck to him with life after graduation! #ucidb  #seniorspotlight  #irvinestrong  #dragonboat  #uci  #ucirvine 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 54
Next up on the senior spotlight is our very own Destiny Sze! Destiny joined our 11th gen during her freshman year. She quickly established a team presence through her quick wit and sassy comments. When she isn't paddling, she's probably at Confetti enjoying a cup (or three) of Italian ice, playing with her dog, Ham, or spending time with her younger siblings. Destiny made large contributions to the team when she served as our 12th gen treasurer and 13th gen VP. No words can express how much her strong personality and dedication as a board member really helped carry 13th gen. She was known as a prime example of a balanced leader, being able to simultaneously manage dragon boat, a board position, school, and internships at HyperX and Dell. Earlier this school year, Destiny studied abroad in the Netherlands; however, she came back to dragon boat halfway through the school year and easily bonded with the new 14th generation. Destiny effortlessly becomes a friend to anyone on the team and is definitely the life of the party. She is truly an inspiration to many of our paddlers. We're sad to see her go, but we're immensely thankful for everything she's done for our team. Congratulations, Destiny!
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#seniorsplotlight  #ucidb  #dragonboat  #irvinestrong  #uci  #ucirvine 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 65
BANG BANG! It's our 14th Gen Land Coach, Aaron Zhou.
Aaron has paddled with UCIDB since 11th Gen, when he was nothing more than a wee lad starting his Freshman year of College. He started out with plenty of slow, very slow time trials, but within the last two years, he has consistently remained one of the fastest paddlers on this team, always placing 1st or 2nd! He is a leader in many ways, from the countless hours he spends at the gym (check out his shoulders) to the land workouts he designs, but he is most inspirational through the attitude he carries. Aaron leads through kindness and compassion. He always goes out of his way to make sure the team is happy and is looking after every member. During his year as Land Coach, he really made sure our members were safe throughout our tough training periods and would reach out to teammates who were injured to help them heal and check on their recovery. He reminds the team to be a good person and he does so through example. He has made a huge impact on this team through his positive attitude and, although we are sad to see such an amazing person graduate from the team, we wish him the best in his future endeavors!

You can most likely keep in contact with him on LOL (League of Legends) 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. #seniorspotlight  #ucidb  #dragonboat  #uci  #ucirvine 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 73
Happy Canada Day and a huge thank you to @sfudragonboat, our friendly northern neighbors for hosting us this previous weekend at the Vancouver Dragonboat Festival! Our team had a great time competing on the international scene in Canada and shared some great memories with SFU. #dragonboat  #ucidb  #uci  #UCIrvine 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 102
Take us back to the Bren Center and IM Basketball Championships! Sign your teams up for Spring sports and try to earn your shot at glory! www.imleagues.com/uci #uciimsports  #uci  #intramurals  #intramuralsports  #breneventscenter  #imsports  #anteaters  #spring  #signup  #ucirvine  #ucicampusrec  @ucicampusrec
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 19
Congratulations to the 4 Playa Boys on the right for making it to UCI's Housing Intramural Basketball Finals! It's great to see our paddlers getting involved in other things and even more impressive that they have the hand-eye coordination to make it to finals. :')
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#paddlerswhodomorethanjustpaddle  #teamworkmakesthedreamwork  #ucidb  #irvinestrong  #14thgen  #uci  #ucirvine  #uciclubsports  #uciimsports  #intramurals  #ucicampusrec  #breneventscenter 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 78
2017 Winter IFC Basketball Champions - SAE #uci  #ucisae  #ucicampusrec  #ucirvine  #intramurals  #imsports  #intramuralsports  #uciimsports  #champions  #breneventscenter  @breneventscenter @ucicampusrec #basketball 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 29
2017 Winter Men's A Basketball Champions - Strictly Business #uci  #anteaters  #ucicampusrec  #ucirvine  #intramurals  #imsports  #intramuralsports  #uciimsports  #champions  #breneventscenter  @breneventscenter @ucicampusrec #basketball  @anteater.tv #anteatertv 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 27
2017 Winter Men's B Basketball Champions - B.O.E. #uci  #anteaters  #ucicampusrec  #ucirvine  #intramurals  #imsports  #intramuralsports  #uciimsports  #champions  #breneventscenter  @breneventscenter @ucicampusrec #basketball  @anteater.tv #anteatertv 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 31
2017 Winter Women's Basketball Champions - Cookie Monsters #uci  #anteaters  #ucicampusrec  #ucirvine  #intramurals  #imsports  #intramuralsports  #uciimsports  #champions  #breneventscenter  @breneventscenter @ucicampusrec #basketball  @anteater.tv #anteatertv 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 26
2017 Winter Housing Basketball Champions - CV Stallions #uci  #anteaters  #ucicampusrec  #ucirvine  #intramurals  #imsports  #intramuralsports  #uciimsports  #champions  #breneventscenter  @breneventscenter @ucicampusrec #basketball  @anteater.tv #anteatertv  #campusvillage 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 27
Had to take a picture with my alma mater mascot! After 5 years at UCI, I walked away with 2 degrees and a lifetime of memories! I studied abroad in Spain for a quarter, backpacked Europe for a month, interned in Washington DC and for KABC7 news (and so much more) I will never forget hearing Maya Angelou (my idol) speak and rocking out to Blink-182 (my very first concert) at the Bren Events Center-the very same stage I walked to get my diplomas. It felt good being back, felt like home. I'm a completely different person now than that wide eyed, rebellious girl just starting out in life. Time and experience has changed me. But, I will always have my memories. #ucirvine  #ucigrad  #breneventscenter  #anteater  #zotzot  #memoriesmade  #wheredidtheyearsgo  #adultingnow 
1/27/2018 (Sat) ❤ 83
Counting down👩🏼‍🎓7 more days to go🙇🏼‍♀️
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#graduation #uci #ucigrad #ucirvine #grad #anteater #breneventscenter #👩🏼‍🎓#🎓#classof2017 
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