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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Walsh and Ross clinch Fuzhou Open gold

Kerri Walsh (left) became the most successful women’s athlete in World Tour history after claiming the Fuzhou Open title on Sunday

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April Ross: Hard Work, Big Goals

April Ross talks about the 24/7 commitment required to keep improving her game and her goals for the 2013 tour season.

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AVP Athletes Attend Second Annual “Gold Meets Golden” Event

The AVP’s own Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross and Jen Kessy were among the star athletes on-hand for the second annual “Gold Meets Golden” event. The event was held on the eve of the 2014 Golden Globe Awards and was created as an opportunity for Olympic athletes and the Hollywood elite to be able to meet, interact, and inspire one another.

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Walsh Jennings, Ross and Dalhausser Play Beach Volleyball at Dodger Stadium

The AVP’s own Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross, and Phil Dalhausser were among the sporting luminaries in attendance on Saturday night for the first ever game of ice hockey to be played at Dodger Stadium. The temperature was a balmy 61 degrees as the LA Kings took to the ice against the Anaheim Ducks in a game…

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