WBOR Wins 2015 South Atlantic Lifeguard Competition

Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue (WBOR) outscored all the other teams in the United States Lifeguard Association (USLA) South Atlantic Region for the third year in a row, taking home the first place trophy. WBOR guards competed against lifeguards from Jacksonville Beach, FL, Charleston, SC, Virginia Beach, VA, Horry County, SC, Hilton Head, SC, Nags Head, NC, Carolina Beach, NC, and Kure Beach, NC in two days of beach and ocean races that simulated rescues and tested the professional skills that lifeguards use on the beach every day while on duty. See Photos


Highlights from the competition included first place finishes in open events for Wrightsville Beach including:

1st- Landline Race: Steve Conrad, Hunter Hay, Mo Peacock, and Lindsey Gerkens

1st- Mens’ Surf Swim: Matthew Wistoff

1st- Mens’ Run-Swim-Run: Matthew Wistoff

1st- Mens’ Rescue Race: Alex Labonge, Sawyer Dove, Josh Drew, Kyle Miess

1st- Womens’ Rescue Race: Cat Gargula, Thalia Harrison, Kathy Yarbrough, Sidney Corn

1st- Mens’ 4×100 Beach Relay: Mo Peacock, Brendan Doyle, Tyler George, Kyle Miess

1st- Mens’ Surf Ski- Hunter Hay

1st- Mens’ Board Rescue Race- Sawyer Dove, Barrett Phifer

1st- International Ironwoman- Lindsey Gerkens

1st- Mens’ Beach Flags- Mo Peacock

1st- Mens’ Taplin Relay- Hunter Hay (ski), Sawyer Dove (swim), Barrett Phifer (board), Kyle Miess (run)

1st- Womens’ Taplin Relay- Kathy Yarbrough (ski), Cat Gargula (swim), Lindsey Gerkens (board), Mary Bojarksi (run)

IMG_2697aWrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue benefits from its guards many years of experience on the beach saving lives and in competition and as a result also scored well in the 30 and over age group events. Highlights included first places finishes by Brendan Doyle, Lindsey Gerkens, Barrett Phifer, Sean Ruttkay, Henry Singletary, Kristen Smith Jeno. See Full Results.

The team is now preparing to take on the rest of the nation at the National Lifeguard Championships in Daytona Beach, Fl August 6-8th. Find out how you can help support the team!


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