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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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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Gstaad and Canada US Team Wins

Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal made it a back-to-back FIVB Beach Volleyball Tour wins this past weekend when they won Gold at the Gstaad Grand Slam. In the gold medal match, Dalhausser and Rosenthal beat the Brazilians 2-0 (21-17, 21-17). “We keep getting better,” Rosenthal said, “When Phil can serve and block like that and…

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Tri Bourne and John Hyden Win Gold in Berlin

A HUGE congrats to Tri Bourne, 25, and John Hyden, 41, who won the gold at the FIVB Berlin Grand Slam this weekend! Also congrats to Ryan Doherty and Nick Lucena who won the silver medal!   Fun facts about the win in Berlin:   First time in FIVB history that all three medalists came…

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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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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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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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Doherty-Lucena for 2014

After playing the 2013 season with Todd Rogers, Ryan Doherty has announced that he and Nick Lucena will partner for the upcoming year. The 7’1″ Doherty, a former college baseball star, had a disappointing second season on the professional beach volleyball circuit. Though Beijing gold medalist Rogers clearly has years of experience, the pair earned…

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