AVP Tour Preview: Talking with the Top Two Seeds in Beach Volleyball

Just a year ago, 21-year-old Summer Ross and her 26-year-old partner Emily Day never expected to be the number one seed headed into the early action of the AVP Tour opener in St. Petersburg on Friday. “I would have been like ‘What? We won’t even qualify!’ I wouldn’t have believed it,” Ross says, laughing at…

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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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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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Shanghai again opens FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam calendar

The FIVB Shanghai Grand Slam is the first of ten double gender Grand Slam events on the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball international calendar. The FIVB returns to China for the 17th-straight year with Dalian hosting the first women’s event in China in 1998 and Lianyungang hosting the first men’s event in 2004. Shanghai is hosting…

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Jake Gibb: When I’m 64

Jake Gibb expresses his love for volleyball and his hope to play when he’s 60+ years old.

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Cincinnati Men’s Highlights

Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson take on Nick Lucena and Theo Brunner in these highlights from the men’s final at the AVP Cincinnati Open.

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AVP Players Honored by FIVB Fans and Athletes

The AVP would like to congratulate Casey Patterson who fans chose as the 2013 FIVB Male Beach Volleyball Athlete of the Year. In an online poll of Facebook fans, Patterson was honored along with Germany’s Laura Ludwig, who was chosen as the FIVB Female Beach Volleyball Athlete of the Year. Patterson, along with partner Jake…

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AVP recognizes top performers as tour announces 2013 year-end award winners

Jake Gibb and April Ross win most valuable player awards; Gibb and Casey Patterson named men’s team of the year, while Ross and Jen Kessy take women’s honor.

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Latvia and Brazil lead beach volleyball season rankings

With the 10 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slams, the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships and two of four FIVB Opens completed, Latvia and Brazil have teams leading the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball Season Rankings after last week’s double-gender $440,000 FIVB Xiamen Grand Slam, the final Grand Slam of…

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Some big names upset in beach volleyball

The teams of Phil Dalhausser-Sean Rosenthal and Jen Kessy-Rachel Scott are out after the first day at Huntington Beach. Top-seeded teams win easily.

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