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Sunday, May 26, 2024
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Players: 12726 9799 22525
Tournaments: 2107 1675 3782
 
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Scott Friederichsen 64
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Jon Gubera 51
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Collin Smith 49
Chad Mays 48
Kyle Black 48
Mathias Rainer 47
Reuben Danley 46
Jonas Reckermann 45
Nani Guerrero 44
Nicola Wenhold 43
Takahiro Nakayama 43
Brittany Hochevar 43
Doru Ghimes 41
Tatiana Murillo 41
Samrith Jeudi 39
Jerrod Quillen 39
Daniel Somerville 38
Sofia Karathanassi 38
Kseniia Sukach 35
Peter Michalovic 34
Jeffrey Carlson 34
Yulia Voronko 34
Robert Miller 32
Cassandra Hinger 31
Nicola Tiozzo 31
Lucie Dekeukelaire 31
Sara Rishell 31
Courtney Sabahi 30
Paul Williams 29
Lucas Palmer 29
Liam Palmer 29
Kawane do Nascimento 28
Jakub Motycka 28
Marian Klaffinger 27
Jose Cardenas 26
Abiathar Spiegelglas 26
Amelia Smith 25
Tatsiana Kholad 24
Maria Gonzalez 22
Annique Niederhauser 21
Seraina Meier 19
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1968
Bob Jones and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Santa Cruz Open.  It was the 1st win for Bob Jones, the 15th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1974
Bob Durran and Dodge Parker won the Parks & Rec Santa Cruz Open.  It was the 1st win for Bob Durran, the 1st win for Dodge Parker, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1985
Andy Fishburn and Jay Hanseth won the AVP Jose Cuervo Santa Cruz Open.  It was the 19th win for Andy Fishburn, the 5th win for Jay Hanseth, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1991
Karolyn Kirby and Angela Rock won the WPVA Diet Pepsi Salt Lake City Open.  It was the 14th win for Karolyn Kirby, the 6th win for Angela Rock, and the 6th win for the team.
In 1996
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Atlanta Open.  It was the 119th win for Karch Kiraly, the 81st win for Kent Steffes, and the 69th win for the team.
In 2002
Eric Fonoimoana and Dax Holdren won the AVP Huntington Beach Open Presented by Michelob Light.  It was the 8th win for Eric Fonoimoana, the 9th win for Dax Holdren, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2002
Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs won the AVP Huntington Beach Open Presented by Michelob Light.  It was the 57th win for Holly McPeak, the 15th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2008
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the AVP Crocs Tour Louisville presented by Kentucky Unbridled Spirit.  It was the 26th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 38th win for Todd Rogers, and the 25th win for the team.
In 2008
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Crocs Tour Louisville presented by Kentucky Unbridled Spirit.  It was the 93rd win for Misty May-Treanor, the 90th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 87th win for the team.
In 2008
Ramon Hernandez and Raul Papaleo won the NORCECA Puerto Rico.  It was the 1st win for Ramon Hernandez, the 1st win for Raul Papaleo, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2008
Erin Byrd and Stephanie Chapek won the NORCECA Puerto Rico.  It was the 2nd win for Erin Byrd, the 2nd win for Stephanie Chapek, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2012
Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre won the 2012 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Baden Masters presented by Sport.Land. NÖ & Autohaus.  It was the 2nd win for Isabelle Forrer, the 1st win for Anouk Verge-Depre, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2013
Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins won the FIVB Corrientes Grand Slam.  It was the 5th win for Aleksandrs Samoilovs, the 3rd win for Janis Smedins, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2019
Narongdet Kangkon and Banlue Nakprakhong won the FIVB Boracay One Star.  It was the 1st win for Narongdet Kangkon, the 1st win for Banlue Nakprakhong, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2019
Satono Ishitsubo and Asami Shiba won the FIVB Boracay One Star.  It was the 2nd win for Satono Ishitsubo, the 2nd win for Asami Shiba, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2019
Anders Mol and Christian Sorum won the FIVB Jinjiang Four Star.  It was the 11th win for Anders Mol, the 10th win for Christian Sorum, and the 9th win for the team.
In 2019
Brooke Sweat and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the FIVB Jinjiang Four Star.  It was the 11th win for Brooke Sweat, the 134th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2024
David Ahman and Jonatan Hellvig won the FIVB BPT Elite16 Espinho.  It was the 17th win for David Ahman, the 16th win for Jonatan Hellvig, and the 16th win for the team.
In 2024
Taryn Kloth and Kristen Nuss won the FIVB BPT Elite16 Espinho.  It was the 12th win for Taryn Kloth, the 12th win for Kristen Nuss, and the 12th win for the team.
In 2024
Hagen Smith and Logan Webber won the FIVB BPT Futures Battipaglia.  It was the 2nd win for Hagen Smith, the 2nd win for Logan Webber, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2024
Giuliana Poletti and Michelle Valiente won the FIVB BPT Futures Battipaglia.  It was the 1st win for Giuliana Poletti, the 1st win for Michelle Valiente, and the 1st win for the team.
 
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5/26/2024
“Outrageous” comeback leads Nuss-Kloth to gold in Espinho Elite16
“Outrageous” is how Taryn Kloth described it, and that word could have been applied to any number of matters on Sunday morning at the Espinho Elite16. The six match points she and Kristen Nuss fended off in the second set of the gold-medal match in Portugal to Nina Brunner and Tanja Huberli? The sixth time in seven matches between those two teams that have gone the full three sets?

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5/25/2024
Kristen Nuss’ “weird feeling” proves prophetic in huge win over Ana Patricia and Duda
Kristen Nuss isn’t entirely sure what came over her, or why. But on the bus ride over from the hotel to the site of the Espinho Elite16 on Saturday afternoon, she texted her mother, Audrey. “Today’s the day,” she wrote. Today’s the day Nuss and Taryn Kloth would finally, finally, finally beat Ana Patricia Silva and Duda Lisboa.

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Álvarez and Moreno to make first Elite16 semifinal appearance in Espinho
Daniela Álvarez and Tania Moreno entered this week’s Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Espinho Elite16 in a strong position to qualify for the Paris Olympics and will end the tournament on Sunday much closer to it. The young Spanish are set to make their first semifinal appearance in an Elite16 event and will fight teams from Switzerland, the United States and the Netherlands...

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5/24/2024
FIVB Volleyball Empowerment Supported Michelle & Poletti Of Paraguay Celebrate Their First-Ever Beach Pro Tour Medal
Capitalising on FIVB Volleyball Empowerment coach support, Michelle Valiente & Giuliana Poletti of Paraguay and Calvin Aye & Quincy Aye of France earned Beach Pro Tour medals – women’s silver and men’s bronze, respectively – at last week’s Cervia Futures in Italy. Italian teams triumphed on top of both the women’s and the men’s podiums. Gianluca Dal Corso & Marco Viscovich snatched the men’s gold.

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Spain, Finland And Ukraine Qualify For CEV Nations Cup Finals With FIVB Volleyball Empowerment Assistance
The national beach volleyball teams of FIVB Volleyball Empowerment supported countries – Spain’s men and women, Finland’s women and Ukraine’s women – won four of the eight pools in the 2024 CEV Beach Volley Nations Cup first stage that took place at various locations in Europe over the last couple of weeks. This has meant that those teams have advanced to next month’s Finals in Latvia...

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Kloth-Nuss, Budinger-Evans, Benesh-Partain get through Espinho Elite16 pool play
Taryn Kloth and Kristen Nuss, Chase Budinger and Miles Evans, and Andy Benesh and Miles Partain got through pool play Friday at the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Elite16 in Espinho, Portugal, as three of the four USA teams left made it to Saturday’s single-elimination bracket. Fifth-seeded Kloth and Nuss got out of pool play with a 21-15, 21-12 victory...

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Immers and van de Velde ready to take the lead in the Dutch Olympic race
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5/23/2024
It’s Live! FIVB Volleyball Foundation Auction Opens!
The Volleyball Foundation is thrilled to announce that its special charity auction, in partnership with the renowned Piguet Auction House, is now live. Lots up for grabs range from unique art originals to authentic, match worn and signed memorabilia from legends of the game and much more. Volleyball fans and collectors around the world can now place their bids...

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Newly Formed Ukrainian Pair Decorate International Debut With Silver At Madrid Futures With FIVB Volleyball Empowerment Support
Valentyna Davidova & Anhelina Khmil of Ukraine (photo credit: cev.eu), benefitting from FIVB Volleyball Empowerment coach support, celebrated as silver medallists at their first Beach Pro Tour appearance as a team at last week’s Madrid Futures. Poland’s Jagoda Gruszczynska & Aleksandra Wachowicz - Ola achieved their first-ever gold on the Beach Pro Tour...

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Pearse & Burnett Claim Fifth Consecutive Beach Pro Tour Medal With FIVB Volleyball Empowerment Support
With coach support from FIVB Volleyball Empowerment, Australia’s Jack Pearse & Paul Burnett (photo credits: Volleyball Australia) celebrated their fifth Beach Pro Tour medal in a row in as many appearances so far as a pair. They took bronze at the Wuhan Qingshan Futures in China last week and lined up on the podium right behind Indonesia’s Bintang Akbar & Sofyan Rachman Efendi...

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Tough day for Americans at Espinho Elite 16 beach volleyball tourney
What a rough Thursday for USA Volleyball at the Volleyball World Beach Tour Espinho Elite16. On the men’s side, the pair of Chase Budinger and Miles Evans came away with a victory, thought it came after losing earlier in the day. Andy Benesh and Miles Partain lost their only match. On the women’s side, Kristen Nuss and Taryn Kloth won a match but then lost...

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5/22/2024
“Job’s not done” for Chase Budinger and Miles Evans, but a big step taken at Espinho Elite16
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Mäder and Vergé-Dépré beat Olympic rivals for a main draw spot in Espinho
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Taylor Crabb, Taylor Sander, and the bigger mission of America’s most popular team
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Beach Pro Tour 2024 Elite16 stop in Hamburg to feature beach volleyball’s newly-crowned Olympic champions!
The Hamburg Elite16, set to take place from 21 to 25 August 2024, promises to bring the beach volleyball party to the Am Rothenbaum Stadium. With top-tier teams from across the world vying for Elite16 glory, beach volleyball and sports fans alike can look forward to a competition full of unforgettable moments. As the first Beach Pro Tour stop after the Olympic Games Paris 2024...

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Italians go after another home gold in Battipaglia
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May 22-26, 2024 FIVB BPT Elite16 Espinho, Portugal M US$150,000
May 22-26, 2024 FIVB BPT Elite16 Espinho, Portugal W US$150,000
May 23-26, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Battipaglia, Italy M € 5,000
May 23-26, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Battipaglia, Italy W € 5,000
May 29-Jun 1, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Spiez, Switzerland M € 5,000
May 29-Jun 1, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Spiez, Switzerland W € 5,000
May 30-Jun 2, 2024 FIVB BPT Challenge Stare Jablonki, Poland M US$75,000
May 30-Jun 2, 2024 FIVB BPT Challenge Stare Jablonki, Poland W US$75,000
Jun 5-9, 2024 FIVB BPT Elite 16 Ostrava, Czech Republic M US$150,000
Jun 5-9, 2024 FIVB BPT Elite 16 Ostrava, Czech Republic W US$150,000
Jun 6-9, 2024 CEV Under Age Euro Beach Volley U22, Izmir, Türkiye M
Jun 6-9, 2024 CEV Under Age Euro Beach Volley U22, Izmir, Türkiye W
Jun 6-9, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Krakow, Poland M € 5,000
Jun 6-9, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Sveti Vlas, Bulgaria M € 5,000
Jun 6-9, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Sveti Vlas, Bulgaria W € 5,000
Jun 13-16, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Krakow, Poland W € 5,000
Jun 13-16, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Lille, France M € 5,000
Jun 13-16, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Lille, France W € 5,000
Jun 14-16, 2024 NORCECA NORCECA Beach Volleyball Continental Tour - Nicaragua, TBD M US$3,500
Jun 14-16, 2024 NORCECA NORCECA Beach Volleyball Continental Tour - Nicaragua, TBD W US$3,500
Jun 19-22, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Ios, Greece M € 5,000
Jun 19-22, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Ios, Greece W € 5,000
Jun 20-23, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Geneva, Switzerland M € 5,000
Jun 20-23, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Messina, Italy M € 5,000
Jun 20-23, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Messina, Italy W € 5,000
Jun 21-23, 2024 NORCECA Norceca Olympic Qualification Tournament Finals, Tlaxcala, Mexico M&W US$7,000
Jun 26-29, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Baden, Austria W € 5,000



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