Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Beach Update: World Tour Rollin’ into Doha & Australia

U.S. beach teams gear up for international competition as they vie for Olympic ranking points. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming events and the U.S. teams’ participation.

FIVB World Tour in Doha, Qatar

The top four U.S. men’s teams are set to kickstart their 2020 season at the FIVB World Tour four-star event in Doha from March 8-13. Notably, Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser, who secured second place in Doha last year, are seeded fourth in the main draw. Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb are seeded sixth, while Tri Bourne and Trevor Crabb are seeded ninth. Additionally, Billy Allen and Stafford Slick will compete in the qualifier, having won the country quota tournament in Manhattan Beach on Feb. 20.

Lucena and Dalhausser still need two more World Tour results to meet the 12-result requirement for Olympic qualification. Their current provisional Olympic ranking is third among U.S. men’s beach teams.

Coolangatta Beach, Gold Coast Event in Australia

Twelve U.S. teams are scheduled to travel to Australia for the Coolangatta Beach three-star event happening from March 17-22. On the women’s side, Emily Stockman and Kelley Larsen, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Brooke Sweat, and Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil are primed for their season opener in Australia. They are seeded second, third, and fourth, respectively, in the main draw.

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For the men, Lucena and Dalhausser will be the top seeds in the Coolangatta main draw, with Billy Allen and Stafford Slick seeded seventh. The new team of Miles Evans and Theo Brunner are seeded 12th. Additionally, several U.S. teams, including Bill Kolinske and Michael Boag, Reid Priddy and David Lee, and Chaim Schalk and Chase Budinger, will compete in country quota matches to secure their spots in the qualifying round.

FIVB One-Star Event in Guam

Four U.S. women’s teams are currently in Guam for the FIVB one-star event. These teams competed in the qualifier round on Thursday. The main draw play is set to begin on Friday.

Stay tuned for more updates on the U.S. beach teams as they strive for success on the international stage! For more information about Alpinetgheep and other beach volleyball news, head to Alpinetgheep.com.

FAQs

Q: Which U.S. teams will be participating in the FIVB World Tour event in Doha?
A: The top four U.S. men’s teams, including Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser, Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb, Tri Bourne and Trevor Crabb, and Billy Allen and Stafford Slick, will be competing in Doha.

Q: What are the upcoming beach volleyball events in Australia?
A: The U.S. teams will be participating in the Coolangatta Beach, Gold Coast three-star event in Australia from March 17 to March 22.

Summary

The U.S. beach teams are gearing up for international competition as they chase Olympic ranking points. With events in Doha, Qatar, and Coolangatta Beach, Gold Coast, Australia, the top U.S. teams will go head-to-head with international competitors. Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser, Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb, and other talented athletes will showcase their skills and strive for success. Stay updated with Alpinetgheep.com for the latest news on the U.S. beach teams and beach volleyball events worldwide.

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