Thursday, 23 May 2024

Beach Update: Kish Island Roster

U.S. beach teams are gearing up for the FIVB World Tour as they kick off their long road schedule with the men’s only Kish Island tournament. Let’s take a closer look at the recent results and upcoming events.

Kish Island Results

In Kish Island, Ryan Doherty and John Mayer, currently ranked tenth, represented the U.S. in the main draw competition. Unfortunately, they tied for 17th place after a loss to Russia’s Maxim Sivolap and Igor Velichko in the round of 32. Adam Roberts and Marty Lorenz, on the other hand, were eliminated in the qualification round by the Netherlands’ Jasper Bouter and Tom van Steenis.

FIVB World Tour Rankings Update

The FIVB World Tour rankings were recently updated to reflect the points earned after the Fort Lauderdale Major. Topping the men’s rankings are Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena from the USA, while April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings hold the second spot for the women.

Kish Island 3-Star Roster

Let’s take a look at the roster for the upcoming Kish Island 3-Star tournament:

  • Athletes: Ryan Doherty, John Mayer (Main Draw), Adam Roberts, Marty Lorenz (Qualification), Miles Evans, Bill Kolinske (Reserve), Ed Ratledge, Dave McKienzie (Reserve)
  • Staff: John Ruger (Team Leader), Davis Koh (Sports Medicine, DPT)
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USA Beach High Performance Skills Assessment Camps

USA Beach High Performance has made some changes to their tryouts this year. They have transitioned to Skills Assessment Camps, which provide athletes with opportunities to showcase their skills. There will be four camps held in different zones across the country:

  • March 4-5: Tavares, FL (Atlantic Zone)
  • March 18-19: California (Pacific Zone)
  • April 1-2: Houston, TX (Border Zone)
  • April 29-30: Cedar Rapids, IA (Central Zone)

Junior Beach Tour in March

The Junior Beach Tour, just like its professional counterpart, has kicked off its season with several tour stops in the month of March. Keep an eye out for updated information about the JBT Championships, which will take place from July 20-25.

Stay tuned for more updates and exciting beach volleyball action. Don’t miss out on all the thrilling moments on the sand!

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