WB Ocean Rescue takes third in nationals


The team of 15 Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue lifeguards that participated in the 2014 United State Lifesaving Association National Lifeguard Championships in Virginia Beach finished third in small beach and tenth overall out of 64 lifesaving teams from around the country.

Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue has won the overall title in USLA South Atlantic Lifesaving Association regional championships for two years in a row and can now add a third in small beach at nationals.

Nationals finished on Saturday, Aug. 9, with the WBOR team wearing their new bronze medals.

In small beach WBOR finished behind Destin, Fla. and Smith Point, NY took first place. Smith Point’s team consisted of nearly 40 lifeguards.

The overall top three beaches were Monmouth County, NJ, the Los Angeles County Surf Life Saving Association and Smith Point. Monmouth County, the overall winners and winners of the large beach group, brought 90 lifeguards to nationals.

Stay tuned for reactions from the team.

email Cole Dittmer


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