Roman first competed at the IDBF
world championships in 2001 in Philadelphia.
Seven members of the dragonboat club, based at the River Tees Watersports Centre, were selected for the GB Team for the 2013 Championships held in Szeged and organised by the IDBF
(International Dragon Boat Federation).
Led by eight rowers who saw action in last year's IDBF
Dragon Boat championships held in Tampa Bay, Florida, Army actually finished a close second behind the Lake Buhi bets, but the latter was assessed a five-second penalty for entering the wrong lane while crossing the finish.
Another team of Filipino dragon boat paddlers ruled the 10th IDBF
World Dragon Boat Championships in Florida last year.