Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Beach Update: FIVB Nantong, NORCECA Ochos Rios Rosters

In the upcoming week, beach volleyball enthusiasts will be treated to games in various locations, including China, Jamaica, and Seattle. There are three different tours taking place simultaneously, with the AVP Tour in Seattle, the NORCECA Continental Tour in Ochos Rios, Jamaica, and the FIVB World Tour in Nantong, China. It’s going to be an action-packed summer for beach volleyball, as the FIVB has scheduled tournaments in different countries. American professionals will have to make tough decisions when they are faced with overlapping events. The month of July alone will present numerous opportunities for fans to witness new partnerships and emerging talents in the sport.

FIVB Nantong 2-Star Roster

Amanda Dowdy and Irene Pollock, who recently finished ninth in Nanjing last week, have earned a main draw wild card for the FIVB Nantong tournament in China. They will start their campaign as the 17th seed. This will be their second FIVB tournament together.

NORCECA Ochos Rios Roster

The NORCECA tournament in Ochos Rios, Jamaica will feature several dynamic teams. Jace Pardon and Lara Dykstra, who won silver in the Cayman Islands, will be aiming for success once again. Jon Mesko and Skylar Del Sol, who achieved their best performance of fourth place in the NORCECA opener in La Paz, Mexico, will also be vying for the podium. Additionally, Karissa Cook and Katie Spieler, Bill Kolinske and Miles Evans, along with other talented competitors will be participating in this thrilling event.

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Beach High Performance

Apart from the professional tours, there are also notable events happening within USAV’s youth programming. The final two zonal championships will take place this week. Following the zonal championships, the USAV Collegiate Beach Open will be held from July 6-8 and will serve as the national championship for older age groups. Moreover, the highly anticipated USA Junior Beach Championships will take place from July 31 to August 2.

Junior Beach Tour Championships

The Junior Beach Tour is in full swing, with five more tournaments scheduled for the month of June. In July, there will be 13 events across 13 different states leading up to the Championships in Siesta Key, Florida.

Week in Review

In recent events, various teams have showcased their skills and made their mark. Notable performances include Brooke Sweat and Summer Ross, who consistently finished in the Top 5 in three events, and Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen, who clinched their first FIVB World Tour medal in Nanjing. These achievements are a testament to the growing popularity and competitiveness of beach volleyball.

Stay updated with the latest news and developments in the world of beach volleyball. Join us for thrilling matches and witness the rise of new stars in this exciting sport.

FAQs

Q: When and where will the USAV Collegiate Beach Open be held?

A: The USAV Collegiate Beach Open is scheduled to take place from July 6-8. The event will be held at a location yet to be announced.

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Q: How many tournaments are left in the Junior Beach Tour before the Championships?

A: Five tournaments will wrap up the month of June on the Junior Beach Tour. In July, there will be 13 events in 13 different states leading up to the Championships in Siesta Key, Florida.

Q: Who are some notable teams to watch out for in the NORCECA Ochos Rios tournament?

A: Jace Pardon and Lara Dykstra, who won silver in the Cayman Islands, are definitely a team to watch out for. Jon Mesko and Skylar Del Sol, who achieved their best performance of fourth place in the NORCECA opener in La Paz, Mexico, are also expected to put on a strong performance.