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Ben Woratyla wins DBP Rookie of the Year

Jul 19, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook DBP rookie Jacob Lorea sprints past the finish in the half-mile run.

University of Delaware rising senior Ben Woratyla took top honors in the grueling Dewey Beach Patrol Rookie of the Year contest July 16 and 17 where power, strength and endurance were demonstrated by 13 first-year Dewey guards. Ryan Sterrett was the runner-up in the two-day test.

Events such as the sprint swim, buoy charges, run-swim-run, rescue swim, half-mile run, soft sand sprint, push-ups, line charges and stand pull made the rookies show their toughness during strenuous competitions.

 

Runner-up Rookie of the Year Ryan Sterrett sprints to the ocean during the buoy charges competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Ryan Nowakowski, left, and runner-up Rookie of the Year Ryan Sterrett sprint to the finish in the half-mile run. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Ethan Clarke exits the surf during the line charges competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
DBP captain Todd Fritchman keeps a close eye on the competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Ethan Clarke hits the surf during the line charges competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rookie Kellen Cannon pulls herself up from the surf during the line charges competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
DBP Rookie of the Year Ben Woratyla sprints from the surf in the swim sprint competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rookies (l-r) Kellen Cannon, Ben Gorgoni and Ryan Nowakowski high step out of the surf during the swim sprint. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Runner-up Rookie of the Year Ryan Sterrett pulls during the stand pull competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Thirteen rookies took part in the Dewey Beach Patrol Rookie of the Year competition. They are in back (l-r) Vincent Margherita Jr., Owen Shoop, Sam McMillon, Ethan Clarke, Justin Smarte, Rookie of the Year Ben Woratyla, Ryan Nowakowski and Ben Gorgoni. In front are Patrick Marenco, Kirstin Lockwood, runner-up Rookie of the Year Ryan Sterrett, Jacob Lorea and Kellen Cannon. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The 13 DBP rookies take part in the push-up competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Ben Gorgoni wins the push-up competition with a total of 83. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rookie of the Year Ben Woratyla took second-place honors in the push-up competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Ethan Clarke pumps some sand during the push-up competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rookies run to the ocean for the sprint swim competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Ben Gorgoni checks airways of victim Kellen Cannon during the CPR portion of the swim rescue competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rookie Owen Shoop checks Ben Woratyla for responsiveness during the rescue demonstration. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rookie and Cape grad Sam McMillon wins the grueling soft sand sprint. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rookies and Sussex tech grads Kellen Cannon, top, and Kirstin Lockwood take a well-deserved break after the rescue demonstration. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Ben Woratyla competes in the final event, the stand pull. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rookie Kellen Cannon high steps out of the surf during the sprint swim competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rookie Kirstin Lockwood made a good showing during the push-up competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Lt. Chris "Musky" Muscara,r, tallies the results from the half-mile run. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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