Ocean City Beach Patrol Wins the 35th Annual Cape May County Lifeguard...

Ocean City Beach Patrol Wins the 35th Annual Cape May County Lifeguard Races

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Ocean City Beach Patrol, 2018 CMC Lifeguard Races Champions. Photo Credit: Dale Braun

After a postponement of the races from last Friday due to weather concerns, the 35th Annual Cape May County Lifeguard races were held Monday evening, July 9, 2018 in Wildwood Crest with all 10 beach patrols participating.  With clear skies and choppy water, the Ocean City Beach Patrol won 4 of 7 races and came in second place in two races. 

OCBP Maggie Wallace, 2018 CMC Women’s Swim and Women’s Paddleboard Double Champion.

OCBP’s Maggie Wallace, a recent OCHS graduate, won two individual races back to back in both the Women’s Swim and the Women’s Paddleboard races.  OCBP’s Bryan Theiss won the individual Men’s Paddleboard race and the OCBP’s Surf Dash Team ((Bryan Theiss, Ryan McCrossan, Rich Richmond, Pat Cusack (OCHS alum) and Kat Soanes)) won it’s event as well. In addition, OCBP’s Frank Brady (OCHS alum) and Matt Garbutt came in 2nd place in the Men’s Swim and Singles Row races, respectively.  The following are the race results: 

Ray Conover and Brian Pasternak preparing for Doubles Race.

Doubles Row Race: 

1st – Upper Township

2nd – Wildwood

3rd – Cape May 

Bryan Theiss coming in 1st place in the Men’s Paddleboard Race.

Men’s Paddleboard Race: 

1st – Ocean City – Bryan Theiss

2nd – Wildwood

3rd – Cape May 

Frank Brady (3rd from left) at the start of the Men’s Swim Race. Frank came in 2nd place.

Men’s Swim Race: 

1st – Wildwood Crest

2nd – Ocean City – Frank Brady

3rd – Wildwood 

Maggie Wallace (2nd from left) at the start of the Women’s Swim Race. Photo

Women’s Swim Race:

1st – Ocean City – Maggie Wallace

2nd – Wildwood

3rd – Cape May 

Maggie Wallace coming in 1st place in the Women’s Paddleboard Race. Photo

Women’s Paddleboard Race: 

1st – Ocean City – Maggie Wallace

2nd – Wildwood Crest

3rd – Wildwood 

Matt Garbutt at the start of the Singles Row.

Singles Row Race:

1st – Avalon

2nd – Ocean City – Matt Garbutt

3rd – Upper Township 

OCBP Pat Cusack, Kat Soanes, Bryan Theiss, Ryan McCrossan and Rich Richmond, 2018 CMC Surf Dash Team Champions.

Surf Dash Team Race: 

1st – Ocean City – Bryan Theiss, Pat Cusack, Rich Richmond, Kat Soanes and Ryan McCrossan

2nd – Wildwood Crest

3rd – Stone Harbor 

Team Totals: 

1st – Ocean City – 32 points

2nd – Wildwood Crest – 20 points

3rd – Wildwood – 16 points

OCBP Bryan Theiss, 2018 CMC Men’s Paddleboard Champion.
OCBP Matt Garbutt, 2018 2nd place Singles Rower.
OCBP Frank Brady, 2018 CMC 2nd place Men’s’ Swimmer.

 

Bryan Theiss (3rd from right) preparing for start of the Men’s Paddleboard Race.

* All photo credit: Dale Braun