Tuesdays with Avatar: Emily Day and Summer Ross

Hello again, Internet, and welcome to another fun and exciting “Tuesdays with Avatar” post. I feel that the first three entries in this segment have really allowed the volleyball community to learn a little more about some of the professional beach volleyball players that compete on the AVP. (For example; Ryan Doherty talks to himself,…

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Skin cancer is on the rise in California and the nation

In 2002, fresh out of college, Jake Gibb moved from the small town of Bountiful, Utah to Huntington Beach, California to pursue beach volleyball. Months later he was diagnosed with melanoma, the most fatal type of skin cancer. He was 26 years old. “I had this mole on my shoulder that was bothering me,” Gibb…

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Tuesdays with Avatar: Stafford Slick and Adrian Carambula

Welcome back, Internet, to another fabulous segment of “Tuesdays with Avatar”. And sorry if you got left hanging last Tuesday; I was trying to battle the “Great Firewall of China” while playing in Shanghai and I couldn’t communicate effectively with people back home. I’m really excited to be writing this third post, especially after all…

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Tickets on sale for St. Petersburg, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City

Tickets for the first three AVP tournaments of the 2014 season are now on sale. The AVP Tour will kick off with the AVP St. Petersburg Open, May 29-June 1 in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla. at Spa Beach Park. Click here for tickets. The tour will continue on Fourth of July weekend – July 3-6…

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New father Dalhausser eager to return to top in beach volleyball

Packing for China last week, Phil Dalhausser had mixed feelings. Yes, the Mainland High graduate and one of the most imposing beach volleyball players in the history of the sport was excited to begin another season. But this time, the idea of leaving home left a knot in his stomach. For the first-time in his…

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Tuesdays with Avatar: Brittany Hochevar and Lane Carico

Hello again, Internet. It is your old pal Avatar, here to entertain you while you are supposed to be working or studying or being a productive member of society. Our first installment of “Tuesdays with Avatar” was such a huge hit (over FOURTEEN people read it) that I debated going out on top and retiring…

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AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour extends partnership with Wilson

Wilson is the exclusive volleyball of the AVP’s seven-tournament tour

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AVP’s Donald Sun sets up the 2014 season and the future of volleyball

After going bankrupt in the middle of the 2010 season, the AVP Tour is now is now under the watchful eye of owner Donald Sun, who bought the famed tour two years ago, and is now readying for the 31st year of its existence. The company operated seven tournaments in 2013 and this season it…

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Tickets on sale for AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour’s St. Petersburg Open

The world’s best beach volleyball players, including Olympic stars Kerri Walsh Jennings
and Phil Dalhausser, local standouts Raquel Ferreira and Brooke (Younquist) Sweat
come to downtown St. Pete from May 30-June 1.

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Tuesdays with Avatar: Ryan Doherty and Nick Lucena

What’s up, Internet?  It is your favorite volleyball player/underwear model/freelance writer Ryan Doherty. (AKA Avatar, AKA White Chocolate, AKA Tater Salad) The AVP realized that there was no point in updating their website unless I was going to be producing original content for them, so after much begging, (and a flattering but frankly inappropriate proposition…

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