Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Beach Teams Qualify for U21 and U23 Championships

The U.S. teams for the 2023 NORCECA U23 Beach Championship and the 2023 U21 FIVB Beach World Championship have been determined at the recent U23 and U21 Beach National Team Trials held in Hermosa Beach, California.

Women’s Representation

For the U23 division, the duo of Grace Seits (LSU) and Ella Larkin (LSU) will be representing the USA. In the U21 division, Samaya Morin (Grand Canyon) and Taylor Wilson (Stanford) have earned their spot.

During the trials, Seits/Larkin reached the final after defeating Delaynie Maple (USC) and Anna Long (Florida State). In the final match, they emerged victorious against Alli Hansen and Kate Reilly (Stanford), securing the championship.

Morin/Wilson secured their spot in the final after defeating Jessie Smith (UCLA) and Ella Connor. In a thrilling match, they faced Alexa Fernandez (UCLA) and Sally Perez (UCLA), eventually winning the game 2-1.

Men’s Representation

Tate Calles and Brendan Onishchenko will represent the U.S. in the U23 division, while Thomas Hust and Gage Basey (Colorado) will represent the U.S. in the U21 division.

Calles/Onishchenko advanced to the final after defeating Cody Price and Logan Mister. In a challenging match against Akhil Tangutur (UC Irvine) and Alex Knight (UCLA), Calles/Onishchenko secured a victory after three closely contested games.

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Hurst/Basey’s journey to the final included a victory against Leo Tuncer and Zephyr Dew in the semifinals. In the final match, they faced Ayden Keeter and Carson Barnes, eventually winning the game 2-1.

Excitement and Gratitude

The winning teams expressed their excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to represent the USA. Samaya Morin, after her victory, expressed her honor and the team’s enthusiasm to represent the country.

Tate Calles shared his joy and mentioned that every game was intense but ultimately a lot of fun.

Championship Events

The U23 winners will have the chance to represent the U.S. at the 2023 NORCECA U23 Beach Championship in the Cayman Islands. Meanwhile, the U21 winners will compete at the 2023 FIVB U21 Age Group World Championships in Roi-Et, Thailand from November 8-12, 2023.

FAQs

Q: Which teams will represent the USA in the U23 and U21 divisions at the 2023 NORCECA U23 Beach Championship and the 2023 U21 FIVB Beach World Championship?

A: The teams that qualified to represent the USA in the U23 and U21 divisions are Grace Seits and Ella Larkin in the U23 division, and Samaya Morin and Taylor Wilson in the U21 division for the women. For the men, the teams are Tate Calles and Brendan Onishchenko in the U23 division, and Thomas Hust and Gage Basey in the U21 division.

Q: What are the upcoming championship events for the winning teams?

A: The U23 winners will represent the USA at the 2023 NORCECA U23 Beach Championship in the Cayman Islands, while the U21 winners will compete at the 2023 FIVB U21 Age Group World Championships in Roi-Et, Thailand from November 8-12, 2023.

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Summary

The U23 and U21 Beach National Team Trials have determined the teams that will represent the USA at the 2023 NORCECA U23 Beach Championship and the 2023 U21 FIVB Beach World Championship. Exciting matches and intense competition showcased the skills of the winning pairs. The champions expressed their gratitude and excitement for the opportunity to represent their country. The upcoming championship events will allow these talented teams to compete on the international stage, representing the USA with pride and determination. For more information and updates on these events, visit Alpinetgheep.com.