Saturday, 13 Jul 2024

Beach Update: U.S. Teams Triumph in Gstaad

USA Volleyball’s beach teams have made waves at the Pro Beach Tour Elite 16 event in Gstaad, Switzerland, bringing home gold, silver, and bronze medals, along with a sense of pride and accomplishment.

A Historic Win for Andy Benesh and Miles Partain

Andy Benesh and Miles Partain created history by becoming the first U.S. men’s beach team to win gold at a high-level international event since Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb’s victory in the Chetumal four-star in 2019. Overcoming the odds, the duo displayed remarkable skill and determination.

Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes Shine on the Women’s Side

Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes proved their mettle by winning the silver medal in the women’s competition. This marks their fifth international medal since reuniting as a team in 2022. Their consistent performances are a testament to their talent and hard work.

Kristen Nuss and Taryn Kloth Secure Bronze

Kristen Nuss and Taryn Kloth added to the U.S. team’s success by winning the bronze medal. This achievement marks their fifth international medal. Nuss and Kloth showcased their skills and resilience throughout the tournament.

In the men’s final, Benesh and Partain, seeded ninth, triumphed over Olympic and world champions Anders Mol and Christian Sørum of Norway, the top-seeded team, with a thrilling 2-1 victory. Their exceptional performance in the tournament culminated in a well-deserved gold medal.

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Cheng and Hughes, seeded third, fought hard to reach the final but ultimately lost to top-seeded Brazilians Ana Patricia Silva and Eduarda Santos. Nevertheless, their silver medal is a testament to their talent and potential as a formidable beach volleyball team.

Nuss and Kloth faced a tough challenge in the semifinals against Ana Patricia and Duda, ultimately losing the match. However, they bounced back in the bronze medal match, defeating Svenja Müller and Cinja Tillmann to secure third place.

The outstanding performances of Julia Scoles and Betsi Flint, who placed ninth, and Terese Cannon and Sarah Sponcil, who finished 13th, should not be overlooked. Their participation in the tournament showcased their skill and dedication to the sport.

AVP Huntington Beach Results

In the AVP Hermosa Beach Open, Theo Brunner and Trevor Crabb emerged victorious in a hard-fought men’s final against Taylor Crabb and Taylor Sander. The match was a thrilling display of skill and determination.

In the women’s final, Corinne Quiggle and Sarah Schermerhorn claimed victory over Megan J. Rice and Savvy Simo. Their exceptional performance highlighted their talent and teamwork.

Coming Up: Pro Beach Tour Challenge in Espinho, Portugal

The U.S. beach volleyball teams are gearing up for the upcoming Pro Beach Tour challenge event in Espinho, Portugal. Five women’s teams and six men’s teams are set to participate in this exciting competition.

Julia Scoles and Betsi Flint will compete in the main draw, while Brooke Bauer and Katie Horton, Zana Muno and Deahna Kraft, Megan Kraft and Emily Stockman, and Savvy Simo and Toni Rodriguez will start in the qualifier.

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Among the men, Chaim Schalk and Tri Bourne, as well as Chase Budinger and Miles Evans, will compete in the main draw. Evan Cory and Troy Field, Trevor Crabb and Theo Brunner, Paul Lotman and Chase Frishman, and Taylor Crabb and Taylor Sander will start in the qualifier.

FAQs

Q: Which U.S. beach team won gold at the Pro Beach Tour Elite 16 event in Gstaad?
A: Andy Benesh and Miles Partain.

Q: Who won the silver medal in the women’s competition at the event?
A: Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes.

Q: How many international medals have Kristen Nuss and Taryn Kloth won?
A: They have won five international medals in total.

Q: Who won the AVP Hermosa Beach Open men’s final?
A: Theo Brunner and Trevor Crabb.

Q: Who emerged as the champions in the women’s final at the AVP Hermosa Beach Open?
A: Corinne Quiggle and Sarah Schermerhorn.

Summary

The U.S. beach volleyball teams have made a significant impact at the Pro Beach Tour Elite 16 event in Gstaad, Switzerland. Andy Benesh and Miles Partain’s historic gold medal win for the men’s team, coupled with Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes’ impressive silver medal, and Kristen Nuss and Taryn Kloth’s determined bronze medal performance, have solidified their positions as formidable competitors on the international stage.

The AVP Hermosa Beach Open showcased the exceptional skills of Theo Brunner and Trevor Crabb, who secured victory in the men’s final. Corinne Quiggle and Sarah Schermerhorn triumphed in the women’s final, displaying their prowess and teamwork.

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Looking ahead, the U.S. teams are preparing for the Pro Beach Tour challenge event in Espinho, Portugal, where they will face new challenges and strive for further success.

Join the excitement and follow these remarkable athletes as they continue to push their limits and make their mark in the world of beach volleyball. For more updates and information, visit Alpinetgheep.com.