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Database Statistics
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Players: 12614 9690 22304
Tournaments: 2084 1652 3736
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Tim Hovland 65
Laura Almaral 64
Christian Tiemann 60
Patrick Witting 59
Michael Schlegel 56
Patricia Stragliotto 52
Christopher Craig 48
Eric Lassiter 48
Carrie Jacobson 46
Soton Frederique 45
Carol Hahnstadt 45
LV Hanson 45
Mohamed Salem El Kawari 45
Mireia Montana 44
Anato Atsou 43
Abel Bernal 43
Mira Mateja Trampusch 43
Chris Varner 42
Adelaida De Foxa 41
Henni Seppala 39
Paola Ramirez 37
Ashley Naughton 36
Khoo Chong Long 36
Michal Kubiak 36
Iordanou Antri 36
Cole Franklin 35
Ashley Stickler 35
Jiahui Fan 34
Muge Ocakci 33
Tim Holler 33
Joana Resende 33
Karolina Cizmaziova 33
Maciej Kosiak 31
Benjamin Lerch 31
Josefine Tivefalt 30
Milani Pickering 30
Mika Mantyla 29
Michele Luisetto 28
Sara Stief 27
Nick Smith 27
Aleksandra Patek 26
Zoe Verge-Depre 26
Cristian-Valentin Pantea 26
Rom Uziel 25
Luke Grafton 24
Eleni Kolokotroni 24
Lennard Rossmy 23
Mariia Bocharova 22
Nathalie Kutekenenyi 22
Juan Bello 20
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1991
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the FIVB Brazil Open.  It was the 121st win for Sinjin Smith, the 97th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 96th win for the team.
In 1992
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the FIVB Brazil Open.  It was the 136th win for Sinjin Smith, the 112th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 111th win for the team.
In 1997
Ze Marco de Melo and Emanuel Rego won the FIVB Brazil Open.  It was the 11th win for Ze Marco de Melo, the 11th win for Emanuel Rego, and the 11th win for the team.
In 2008
Sean Rosenthal won the AVP HWN Las Vegas Hot Winter Nights.
In 2008
Nicole Branagh won the AVP HWN Las Vegas Hot Winter Nights.
In 2020
Christopher McHugh and Damien Schumann won the FIVB Phnom Penh Two Star.  It was the 3rd win for Christopher McHugh, the 3rd win for Damien Schumann, and the 3rd win for the team.
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