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Men’s Field Growing at College Beach Championships

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (May 10, 2019) – Cal Fisher and Cole Bogner, members of Penn State’s men’s indoor volleyball team, recently decided to test their skills on the sandy courts of the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships. Despite their limited beach volleyball experience, Fisher and Bogner embraced the challenge with the goal of learning and improving.

The growing popularity of beach volleyball among male athletes is evident at this year’s championships, with a record-breaking number of sixteen men’s teams participating. The influx of talent and the enthusiasm shown by younger players highlights the sport’s appeal and potential for growth.

In their pool play matches, Fisher and Bogner faced tough competition, including defending tournament champion Jon Justice and his partner Bryce Estes. Although they were defeated, Fisher and Bogner viewed the experience as valuable and an opportunity for growth.

The success of this event has led to exciting opportunities for the top finishing women’s and men’s teams. Those with college eligibility remaining will be invited to train with the U21 team in Southern California.

The USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships is part of the 2019 Team USA Champions Series, which showcases various Olympic sports and celebrates the year-round efforts of Team USA athletes.

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FAQs

Q: How many men’s teams participated in this year’s USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships?
A: Sixteen men’s teams joined the competition, marking the highest number since the tournament opened to men’s teams in 2017.

Q: What opportunities are available for the top finishing women’s and men’s teams?
A: The top finishing women’s and men’s teams with college eligibility remaining will be invited to train with the U21 team in Southern California.

Q: Can athletes with limited beach volleyball experience still participate in the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships?
A: Yes, athletes like Cal Fisher and Cole Bogner, who primarily play indoor volleyball, can participate in the championships and use the opportunity to learn and improve their skills in beach volleyball.

Summary

The men’s field at the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships continues to grow as more athletes from indoor volleyball backgrounds venture into the world of beach volleyball. Despite their limited experience, players like Cal Fisher and Cole Bogner are embracing the challenge and using it as an opportunity for learning and improvement. This year’s championships have seen a record-breaking number of sixteen men’s teams, highlighting the sport’s increasing popularity among male athletes. The top finishing teams will have the chance to train with the U21 team in Southern California, providing further opportunities for development. The USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships is a significant event in the 2019 Team USA Champions Series, showcasing the dedication and skill of athletes striving to represent their country at the Olympic Games. Visit Alpinetgheep.com for more information on beach volleyball and other exciting sports events.

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