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JUSTIN GLAWE | BEMIDJI PIONEER Belissa Ho and Brian Hudson of the HydraHeads congratulate each other following their team's victory in the Gold Division of the 2013 Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday. Saturday's win was the third Gold Division title for the team from Headwaters Canoe and Kayak in eight years.

HydraHeads = H-3-O; local team wins third Dragon Boat title since 2009

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BEMIDJI -- For the HydraHeads, it was a day of firsts and thirds.

For the third time since 2009, the team, captained by Mark Walters, won the Gold Division of the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival. And for the first time since the event began eight years ago, the HydraHeads' trophy-winning time was the fastest in a day that saw 37 separate races, each with at least two teams.

"This is incredible," Walters said.

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Justin Glawe
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