Monday, 27 May 2024

Beach Update: U.S. Sending 9 Teams to Worlds

The highly anticipated 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg, Germany is just around the corner, and the United States is making a strong statement. This year, five women’s teams and four men’s teams from the U.S. will be competing for glory on the sand. From June 28 to July 7, these talented athletes will showcase their skills and represent their country on the world stage.

The U.S. had an impressive showing on the FIVB World Tour entry list, with four women’s teams and three men’s teams finishing among the top 23 teams per gender. Leading the charge for the women are Alix Klineman and April Ross, who are seeded sixth. They will be joined by Sara Hughes and Summer Ross (seeded eighth), Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes (seeded 13th), and Kelley Larsen and Emily Stockman (seeded 15th). Additionally, Brooke Sweat and Kerri Walsh Jennings, seeded 22nd, received a wild card entry.

On the men’s side, Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb (seeded eighth), Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena (seeded ninth), and Tri Bourne and Trevor Crabb (seeded 24th) secured their spots in the top 23. Billy Allen and Stafford Slick, seeded 30th, qualified through the NORCECA Tour.

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A total of 48 women’s teams and 48 men’s teams will compete in Hamburg, adding to the excitement and intensity of the tournament. The top seeds for the women’s division are Barbora Hermannova and Marketa Slukova from the Czech Republic, while the men’s division is led by Norway’s Anders Mol and Christian Sorum.

In addition to the World Championships, some top U.S. teams are currently battling it out in Itapema, Brazil, at the FIVB World Tour four-star event. This week, Brooke Sweat and Kerri Walsh Jennings displayed their dominance in a country quota match, defeating Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes. The qualification rounds have begun, and athletes like Carly Wopat, Brittany Hochevar, Reid Priddy, and Theo Brunner are vying for a spot in the main draw.

To highlight the achievements of American teams in recent events, Falyn Fonoimoana and Nicolette Martin have been shining on the NORCECA Tour. They have already secured silver in Varadero, Cuba, as well as bronze in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and Cayman Islands. Troy Field and Ty Loomis placed fourth in Varadero, while Geena Urango and Caitlin Ledoux, along with Eric Zaun and Ian Satterfield, finished fifth.

Another noteworthy event was the FIVB World Tour one-star competition in Tuan Chau Island, Vietnam, where Kaley Melville and Lindsey Fuller battled their way to a fifth-place finish. Despite a tough loss in the quarterfinals, they put up a commendable fight.

Looking ahead, the beach volleyball calendar is packed with exciting events. The AVP Austin Open will take place from May 17 to 19, followed by the FIVB Jinjiang Four-Star tournament in China on May 22. Various U.S. teams, including Hughes/S Ross, Claes/Sponcil, Betsi Flint/Emily Day, and Ta Crabb/Gibb, Lucena/Dalhausser, Tr Crabb/Bourne, will be competing in these upcoming events.

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The U.S. teams are fueled by the support of dedicated professionals like Mike Bohrnsen, DDC, and Stacy Struble, ATC. Their expertise and guidance contribute to the athletes’ success both on and off the court.

In summary, the U.S. is sending a formidable contingent to the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, with five women’s teams and four men’s teams ready to showcase their skills. These athletes have proven themselves on the FIVB World Tour, earning impressive rankings and wild card entries. Additionally, American teams have been making their mark in various international events, earning medals and securing top finishes. As the beach volleyball season continues, fans can look forward to more thrilling competitions featuring these talented U.S. teams.

FAQs

Q: Who are the top-seeded women’s teams from the United States for the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships?
A: The top-seeded women’s teams from the U.S. are Alix Klineman and April Ross (seeded sixth), Sara Hughes and Summer Ross (seeded eighth), Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes (seeded 13th), and Kelley Larsen and Emily Stockman (seeded 15th).

Q: How many men’s teams from the United States made it to the top 23 per gender on the FIVB World Tour entry list?
A: Three men’s teams from the U.S. finished in the top 23 per gender on the FIVB World Tour entry list. These teams are Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb (seeded eighth), Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena (seeded ninth), and Tri Bourne and Trevor Crabb (seeded 24th).

Summary

The United States is sending a total of nine beach volleyball teams to the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg, Germany. Among them are powerful women’s teams like Alix Klineman/April Ross and Sara Hughes/Summer Ross, as well as talented men’s teams like Jake Gibb/Taylor Crabb and Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena. These teams have proven their skills by finishing among the top 23 per gender on the FIVB World Tour entry list. In addition to the World Championships, American teams have been competing in various international events, securing medals and top finishes. As the beach volleyball season progresses, fans can eagerly anticipate more exhilarating matches from these exceptional U.S. teams. To stay up to date with their performances, visit Alpinetgheep.com and witness the journey of these talented athletes.

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