As Season Comes to an End…

As summer comes to an end, we begin to reflect on the 2014 season. There have been ups and downs: partner break ups, upsets and injuries. But aside from all of that, all of the athletes have put on quite a show and have not let down the amazing crowds we’ve had at all of our…

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From Cincinnati to Atlantic City

It was hot and humid, and it also down poured rain… But the players fought amid the adversity, and the fans in Cincinnati stayed through it all.   To see photos from the AVP Cincinnati Open, Sports Illustrated posted an album with great action shots of the players. Check it out here.   On the men’s side it…

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Walsh Jennings/Ross, Dalhausser/Rosenthal win at 55th-annual AVP Manhattan Beach Open presented by smart

Walsh Jennings wins record seventh AVP Manhattan Beach Open presented by smart women’s beach volleyball title; She and Ross extend perfect 2014 AVP match record to 21-0 at the Manhattan Beach Pier with fourth straight tournament victory; Dalhausser wins fourth AVP Manhattan Beach Open, and Rosenthal claims his second

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AVP Salt Lake City Open Recap

While there were a lot of partner changes on the women’s side before the Salt Lake City Open, this did not affect the finals. For the third time in a row this AVP season, April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings met Lauren Fendrick and Brooke sweat in the finals. April and Kerri won their third…

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AVP Milwaukee Open Champions

It had been 16 years since the AVP was at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee, WI. Along with perfect weather, the atmosphere during 4th of July weekend was welcoming and electric; fans packed the stadium court making it standing room only!   Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross fought their way to victory after losing the first set…

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2 More Golds for the US in Stavanger

Sean Rosenthal and Phil Dalhausser won their first gold of the 2014 FIVB season, and April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their second gold in Stavanger, Norway this past weekend.   Rosenthal and Dalhausser took down Brazil’s Ricardo Santos and Alvaro Filho, 21-16, 21-16. Ross and Walsh Jennings took the title beating Spain’s Liliana Fernandez…

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Moscow medallists eye Berlin prizes as World Tour moves west

Moscow, Russia, June 15, 2014 – With the Moscow Grand Slam drawing to a close the stars of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour will turn their attention to the Berlin Grand Slam that begins on June 17. The tournament is the sixth of seven Grand Slams in eight weeks and by the time they…

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The 5 Best Beach Volleyball Beaches According to AVP Pro and Olympian April Ross

The beach volleyball matches we’re used to watching at the Olympics are often played far from the ocean, on man-made courts surrounded by stadium seating (in the case of the 2012 London Games, approximately 4,000 tons of sand were trucked into the 15,000-person venue). But beach volleyball is best played on, well, a beach. And…

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Updates from around the world this weekend

It was an exciting weekend in the volleyball world.   In Long Beach, CA, the USA Men’s indoor national team competed against Russia for FIVB World League. Friday night, USA beat Russia in a close 5-set match, 25-17, 27-25, 20-25, 25-27, 15-12. They came back the next night in front of 5,000 fans and won…

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Walsh / Ross and Keenan / Mayer Win AVP St Pete

  The women’s final was between Kerri Walsh Jennings / April Ross and Lauren Fendrick / Brooke Sweat. A grueling match, but Walsh and Ross ended up on top winning 19-21, 21-15, 15-11.   The men’s final followed right after. Jake Gibb / Casey Patterson and Brad Keenan / John Mayer went 3 sets in…

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Behind the scenes with AVP and Olympic volleyball players Walsh Jennings and Ross

AVP and Olympic beach volleyball players Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross talk about preparing for the new season and balancing being a professional athlete and family. Video produced by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY   http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/video/behind-the-scenes-with-olympic-volleyball-players-walsh-jennings-and-ross/3594205462001

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What to Watch for This AVP 2014 Season

The beginning of the AVP season is right around the corner. The AVP enters the second season of a seven city tour format with its first top this weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida. While there will be plenty of action to take in this summer, here are a few things to stay on the lookout…

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