2013 Sanyo Bussan International Surf Rescue Challenge

United States Lifesaving Team representing the International Surf Rescue Challenge, September 19-23, has been finalized!

2013 Sanyo Bussan International Surf Rescue Challenge¬†Onjuku Beach, Chiba Prefecture Japan. “..Is based around a comprehensive competition program conducted over 3 tests, which includes swim, paddle board, surf ski and beach events..” 23 events each test day, 7 countries/10 teams participating.

Congratulations to Sandi Woodhead and Brian Costello – Good luck Team USA:

Women:

Annie Fittin-Swim-Sea Girt, Monmouth County, NJ-Mid Atlantic Region: 1st place in the 2013 USLA Open Surf Race & Open Run Swim Run, Rescue 2012 US Team

Coral Kemp-Swim, Board-South Bay, Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association, CA-Southwest Region: 1st place 2013 USLA Top Open female competitors, 2nd RSR, 3rd Surf Race, 3rd Board Race, 2012 Sanyo Bussan Cup, Cal Berkeley Water Polo Player

Tandis Morgan-Board, Surfski, Ironwoman-South Bay, Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association, CA-Southwest Region: 2013 USLA 3rd. Ironwoman, 2nd 2013 California Ironwoman, ISRC & Sanyo Bussan Cup veteran

Jennifer Noonan-Board, Surfski, Ironwoman-Fort Lauderdale Ocean Rescue, FL-South East Region: 1st place in the 2013 Open Ironwoman, 2nd Surfski, past ISRC & Sanyo Bussan Cup veteran

Kelsey O’Donnell-Board, Surfski, Ironwoman-South Bay, Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association, CA-Southwest Region: 1st place in the 2013 Open Board Race, 4th in Surfski, paddled both the 32 mile Molokai Paddle-board ace and the 32 mile Catalina Classic Paddle-board Race

Sandi Woodhead- Beach Sprinter- Smith Point Ocean Rescue Lifeguard Service, NY-Mid Atlantic Region: 1st place 2013 USLA 4x 100 Beach Relay, 4th place in the 2013 USLA Open Beach Flags

Men:

Tim Burdiak-Board, Surfski, Ironman-South Bay, Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association, CA-Southwest Region: 4th place USLA Board Race, 7th Place Ironman, 8th place Surfski

Brian Costello-Beach Sprinter- Smith Point Ocean Rescue Lifeguard Service, NY-Mid Atlantic Region: 2013, 2012, 2011 USLA Beach Flags Champ, Rescue 2012 US Team, Sanyo Bussan Cup veteran

Sean Lane-Swim-Venice Beach, Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association, CA-Southwest Region: 2013 Judge Taplin Relay Champion, 2012 Sanyo Bussan Cup, Rescue 2012 US Team

Tom O’Neill-Swim-Jacob Riis Park, NY, National Park Service Lifeguards-Mid Atlantic Region: 4th place 2013 USLA Surf Race 2012 USLA Surf Race Champ, 2nd place Paddle-board Race around NYC, swam at Ohio State, 2012 Sanyo Bussan Cup

Shane Scoggins- Board, Surfski, Ironman-California State Lifeguard Association, San Diego Coast-Southwest Region:, 2013 California Board Race Champion, 2013, 2012, 2011 2nd place USLA Board Race, past Sanyo veteran, 2012 California Beach Flags Champ, Rescue 2012 US Team

Rich Sprout-Surfski- California State Lifeguard Association, Orange Coast-Southwest Region: 2012 3rd place USLA Surfski Championships, 2011 USA Kayak Team

Team Manager / Coach -Jay Butki-Catalina Island, Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association, CA-Southwest Region

Source (https://www.facebook.com/LifeguardCompetition)

September 2, 2013

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