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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Tuesdays with Avatar: Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat

Whatup, Internet? It’s your old pal Avatar with another exciting installment of “Wasting Your Time”…I mean, “Tuesdays with Avatar”. The AVP season is officially under way, with a successful opening event in St. Petersburg, Florida. (I call it a success because no one died of heat stroke and no tents blew away) The next domestic…

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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: Casey Patterson and Jake Gibb

We meet again, Internet, for another episode of “Tuesdays with Avatar”. I apologize for the lack of a post last week; I was incredibly busy and just didn’t have time to write something up. (Does anyone actually believe that? I don’t have a real job or kids or any other responsibilities, but I didn’t have…

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AVP St Petersburg Open Main Draw

The stage is set!   After a long, hot, and grueling qualifier on Thursday, the final 4 men’s and women’s teams have been seeded into the main draw. Only one match by all teams will be played today (win or lose). Play will begin at 10am EST. An afternoon clinic for younger players will be…

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Tuesdays with Avatar: Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal

It’s that time again, Internet. Time for me to pretend I am contributing to the growth of professional beach volleyball by asking the best players in the country questions that no one cares about but me. (You’re welcome) But think about if you were in my shoes… (Which are a pair of size 17 Crocs;…

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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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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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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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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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