Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Beach Update: Junior Beach Tour Championships

This past week was an exciting one for beach volleyball, with multiple major events taking place. In addition, the 2016 Olympic Games pool play schedule was released. Now, let’s turn our attention to the upcoming Junior Beach Tour Championships.

USA Volleyball continues to promote junior talent with the Junior Beach Tour Championships, taking place in Milwaukee from July 22-24. This event serves as a platform for young athletes to showcase their skills and compete against their peers.

Recapping last week’s events, we saw success for the U.S. both domestically and internationally. At the World University Championships in Estonia, USC student-athletes Sara Hughes and Kelly Claes secured the gold medal in the women’s category. Madison and McKenna Witt from the University of Arizona earned an impressive silver.

On the NORCECA Tour, Betsi Metter and Kelley Larsen claimed silver, while Miles Evans and Spencer McLachlin achieved a career-best bronze finish. Back in the U.S., the High Performance Championships showcased talent across various age groups, with Aidan Brown and Lucas Lossone earning the title in the Under 19 category.

The AVP Manhattan Beach Open featured three of the four Olympic-bound beach pairs. Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson emerged as champions in the men’s division, while Brittany Hochevar and Emily Day claimed victory in the women’s division. Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena unfortunately had to retire from the semifinal match due to a calf injury. Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat secured a tied third-place finish.

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The Olympic-bound teams also received news regarding the pool play schedule for the 2016 Olympic Games. The U.S. beach volleyball teams are set to begin their Olympic journey on August 6, with Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson facing Qatar as their first opponents. April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings, seeded third, will play their first match at midnight (local time).

Now, let’s dive into the details of the upcoming Junior Beach Tour Championships. Returning to Milwaukee’s beautiful Bradford Beach, this year’s championships will take place from July 22 to 24. The Junior Beach Tour has already seen success throughout the year, with 72 events leading up to the championships. But the tour doesn’t end there! The West Coast Championships are scheduled for August 25-26 in Long Beach, California.

Looking ahead, the FIVB World Tour will return to the United States immediately following the Olympics. The Long Beach Grand Slam, also known as the World Series of Beach Volleyball, will commence on August 23. This event is expected to attract not only the four American Olympic teams but also a significant number of teams from other countries.

In summary, beach volleyball enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to. With the Junior Beach Tour Championships and the upcoming FIVB World Tour, the sport continues to grow and captivate fans worldwide. Don’t miss a moment of the action, and make sure to check the Alpinetgheep website for updates and exclusive content.


Q: When and where will the Junior Beach Tour Championships take place?
A: The Junior Beach Tour Championships are scheduled to be held from July 22 to 24 in Milwaukee.

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Q: What is the significance of the Junior Beach Tour Championships?
A: The Junior Beach Tour Championships provide young beach volleyball athletes with a platform to showcase their skills and compete against their peers.


Don’t miss out on the excitement and talent in the world of beach volleyball. The Junior Beach Tour Championships are just around the corner, offering a chance for young athletes to shine. After a series of successful events, including the AVP Manhattan Beach Open, the focus now shifts to the upcoming championships in Milwaukee. Additionally, following the Olympics, the FIVB World Tour will return to the United States for the highly anticipated Long Beach Grand Slam. Stay updated with all the latest beach volleyball news and events on Join us as we celebrate the sport and support the next generation of beach volleyball stars.