OCBP FINISHES IN 2ND PLACE OVERALL AT THE 2018 DUTCH HOFFMAN MEMORIAL LIFEGUARD RACES

first_imgPaddleboard:5th – Cape May4th – Longport3rd – Sea isle City2nd – Ocean CIty (Bryan Theiss)1st – Wildwood CrestOCBP 1st place winner Maggie Wallace finishing the Swim Race, repeating her performance from last year.Swim:5th – North Wildwood4th – Longport3rd – Atlantic City2nd – Wildwood Crest1st – Ocean City (Maggie Wallace)OCBP rookie Artur Menezes, center left, competing in the 2 mile Beach Run Race.Beach Run:5th – Avalon4th – Stone Harbor3rd – Sea Isle CIty2nd – Upper Township1st – WildwoodOCBP Shanin Theiss coming in from the Singles Row Race.Singles Row:5th – Atlantic CIty4th – Brigantine3rd – Longport2nd – Cape May Point1st – VentnorOCBP Maggie Wallace holding her 1st Place Swim Race Award.Team Standings:5th – Atlantic City 6 points4th – Upper Township 7 points3rd – Wildwood Crest 9 points2nd – Ocean City 9 points (tie breaker)1st – Longport 12 pointsOCBP Bryan Theiss, 2nd place winner in the Paddleboard race. Start of the Swim Race. OCBP Maggie Wallace in lower pink cap won the race. (Photo Credits: Dale Braun) Friday night, the OCBP competed in the 49th annual Dutch Hoffman Memorial Lifeguard Races, coming in 2nd place overall as a team.  This competition is the 1st of the “Big 3” races, which was held in Wildwood with dark overcast skies and rough wind blown waters that caused problems for many of the competitors.OCBP Maggie Wallace coming in 1st place in the Swim Race. This is her 2nd consecutive year winning this race.OCBP Maggie Wallace defended her historic win from last year’s swim race with another 1st place finish this year and is again the only female to ever win a race in the “Big 3”.  In an exciting and closest of race finishes in recent memory, OCBP Bryan Theiss had come towards the shore with a comfortable lead in the Paddleboard Race, but a powerful wave had knocked him off his board.  His experience in paddleboarding allowed him to get back on, but he had lost his lead at this point.  Once he reach the beach, however, he sped down the beach and managed to dive across the finish line first and was initially awarded the 1st place stick, but after a judge’s review it was determined that the Wildwood Crest competitor’s legs had actually crossed first and Bryan was then awarded a 2nd place finish.In the Doubles Row Race, OCBP Sean McCann and Hunter Devine came in ahead of the Wildwood Crest team to allow Ocean City to take 2nd place in the team standing in a tie breaker with WWC.  The following are the results:OCBP Sean McCann and Hunter Devine coming in from the Doubles Row Race. Their efforts broke a tie breaker for the OCBP team overall to capture 2nd place.Doubles Row:5th – Wildwood4th – Atlantic City3rd – Upper Township2nd – Cape May1st – Longportlast_img read more