Thursday, 23 May 2024

Beach Update: Six U.S. Teams in Brazil for Saquarema Challenge

The beautiful beaches of Saquarema, Brazil are about to witness an exciting showdown as six U.S. beach volleyball teams gear up for the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge event. With four men’s teams and two women’s teams, the United States is ready to make their mark on the sand.

Men’s teams Miles Partain/Andy Benesh, Chase Budinger/Miles Evans, and Taylor Crabb/Taylor Sander will be competing in the qualifier rounds, while Trevor Crabb/Theo Brunner have secured their spot in the main draw. On the women’s side, Corinne Quiggle/Sarah Schermerhorn will start in the qualifier, while Kelley Kolinske/Hailey Harward have earned a place in the main draw.

Closer to home, U.S. beach teams will also be showcasing their skills at the AVP New Orleans event. Kelly Cheng/Sara Hughes are the women’s top seeds, while Tri Bourne/Chaim Schalk lead the charge for the men.

Meanwhile, Terese Cannon/Sarah Sponcil added another FIVB medal to their collection at the Itapema Challenge event in Brazil. They secured third place after defeating Esmee Bobner/Zoe Verge-Depre of Switzerland. Although they fell short in the semifinals against Chen Xue/Xinyi Xia of China, Cannon/Sponcil expressed their love for playing in Brazil and thanked the incredible fans for their support.

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Other U.S. women’s teams in Itapema also put up a strong fight, with Julia Scoles/Betsi Flint tying for fifth place and Kolinske/Harward tying for ninth. On the men’s side, Schalk/Bourne and Partain/Benesh both tied for fifth place.

The Beach Pro Tour event in Tahiti was exclusively for men, and Jake Urrutia/Ian Satterfield finished just shy of the podium in fourth place. They battled hard but were defeated by the eventual winners from Italy, Tiziano Andreatta/Andrea Abbiati. Benjamin Vaught/Mark Bucknam and Adam Roberts/Martin Lorenz also put up a solid performance, finishing tied for ninth place.

It’s an exciting time for U.S. beach volleyball as these talented teams compete on both national and international stages. Stay tuned for more updates on their journey and don’t miss a chance to witness their impressive skills in action!

FAQs

  1. Who is participating in the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge event in Saquarema, Brazil?

    • Four U.S. men’s beach teams and two U.S. women’s teams will be competing in the event. The men’s teams include Miles Partain/Andy Benesh, Chase Budinger/Miles Evans, Taylor Crabb/Taylor Sander, and Trevor Crabb/Theo Brunner. The women’s teams consist of Corinne Quiggle/Sarah Schermerhorn and Kelley Kolinske/Hailey Harward.
  2. Which U.S. beach teams are participating in the AVP New Orleans event?

    • Kelly Cheng/Sara Hughes are the top-seeded women’s team, while Tri Bourne/Chaim Schalk lead the men’s division.
  3. Did any U.S. teams achieve success at the Itapema Challenge event?

    • Terese Cannon/Sarah Sponcil won third place, earning their third FIVB medal as a team. Other U.S. women’s teams, including Julia Scoles/Betsi Flint and Kolinske/Harward, also had notable performances.
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Summary

The beaches of Saquarema, Brazil are set to host an intense battle as six U.S. beach volleyball teams compete in the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge event. With four men’s teams and two women’s teams, the United States is ready to make their mark and showcase their talents. Additionally, U.S. beach teams will be participating in the AVP New Orleans event, where Kelly Cheng/Sara Hughes and Tri Bourne/Chaim Schalk lead the way for the women and men, respectively. Meanwhile, at the Itapema Challenge event in Brazil, Terese Cannon/Sarah Sponcil secured third place, adding yet another medal to their impressive collection. With a strong presence in international competitions, the U.S. beach volleyball teams are capturing the attention of fans and proving their skills on the sand.

For more information and to keep up with the latest updates, visit our website and join us as we cheer on these incredible athletes.