By: Jen Fopma
Another exciting day at the FIVB Corrientes for Team USA!
Jen Kessy and April Ross continue to advance as well as Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson. Both teams have really tough draws but continue to play at a ridiculously high level!
I can't wait for the first AVP stop in Salt Lake City, Utah, all you fans are going to want to sit front row at Jake and Casey's first match! (If you can find room around the court with all their family and friends, in case you didn't know they are the hometown heroes that tournament!) Hands down they are the most entertaining team to watch!
The sun finally came out here in Argentina and so did a billion people to watch! The fans here LOVE professional athletes and it's a good feeling to see all the interest in our sport.
I know Jen Kessy is a favorite among the fans, I've already seen her receive a keychain, a shirt, and a bracelet! I think a marriage proposal was in there somewhere too, but if you remember, I don't speak Spanish, so who really knows! Sorry guys, she's taken!
I have yet to have a bad meal here, which is unfortunate for my waistline! (Seriously, I've had steak like 5 times since I've been here.)
But all good things must come to an end and its time to get back home and start training (and working off the extra lbs I've put on) for the next tournament.
I've enjoyed sharing my travels with you and I appreciate everyone following along! (Or should I say, thanks mom for reading my blog!)
It's really fun seeing all the AVP athletes out here dominating against the rest of the world! The AVP stops are going to be crazy competitive this year! So get ready! Less than three months now until Utah! See you all there! Adios Argentina!
(I wasn't kidding when I said it was cold. Jen Kessy and I getting creative to stay warm!)
(I guarantee this is what EVERY beach athlete’s hotel room looks like - hoping it’s not just me!)
(Our coach, Jeff Conover, is pretty big time! TV interviews.)
(If you look closely at their shorts you can probably guess who forgot their uniform at the hotel! - Gibb/Patterson)
(Crazy night match on stadium for Kessy/Ross against Czech.)
(Part of Team USA celebrating Brittany Hochevar's birthday. Surprisingly enough, we were able to sing to her in English AND Spanish!)