Thursday, 23 May 2024

Top U19 Beach Volleyball Teams Set to Compete at Youth Olympics

USA Volleyball has recently announced the beach volleyball teams that have been nominated to represent the United States at the upcoming Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event, scheduled to take place from October 6th to 18th, 2018, will feature top U19 beach volleyball talent from around the world.

Women’s Team: Devon Newberry and Lindsey Sparks

Devon Newberry, 17, and Lindsey Sparks, 18, have been selected to compete in the women’s division. These talented athletes qualified for the Youth Olympics by finishing second at the NORCECA qualifying tournament held in Cuba from May 25th to 28th. Newberry, a senior at Marymount High School in Los Angeles, has committed to playing beach volleyball for UCLA in 2019. Sparks, a recent graduate from Edison High School in Huntington Beach, has also signed to play beach volleyball at UCLA.

Men’s Team: Tim Brewster and John Schwengel

Tim Brewster, 18, and John Schwengel, 18, will represent the United States in the men’s division. Brewster, a graduate from Notre Dame High School, and Schwengel, a recent graduate from Santa Monica High School, will join forces to showcase their skills on the international stage. Both athletes have expressed their excitement and determination to perform at their best and aim for a medal in Argentina.

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Experience on the World Stage

Both teams have gained valuable experience this year by participating in the FIVB U19 World Championships in Nanjing, China. Newberry and Sparks finished in an impressive fourth place, while Brewster and Schwengel tied for 25th. These previous competitions have provided them with valuable insight and preparation for the highly competitive Youth Olympics.

“I couldn’t be more humbled to be on the Youth Olympic Team and I can’t wait to represent my country with pride. To experience it with Lindsey as my partner makes it even better. I am really excited to go and battle with her.” – Devon Newberry

“I could not be more excited to represent my country. I’m excited to see the athletes we’ve played against and get a chance to play countries we haven’t seen. I’m excited to play with Devon. We’ve only gotten stronger with each event.” – Lindsey Sparks

“I’m really excited to go and represent the United States at the Youth Olympic Games. It’s been my dream since I was little to be an Olympian, and this is the first step. Our goal for Argentina is to play how we know we can play; go out and chillax, trust our training and hopefully bring home a medal.” – Tim Brewster

“It’s really cool to make the Youth Olympic Games Team because it doesn’t happen to a lot of people. This is a great opportunity. It’s a chance for Tim and me to show what we can really do and to bring home a medal.” – John Schwengel

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FAQs

Q: Which teams have been nominated to represent the United States at the Summer Youth Olympic Games?
A: The women’s team consists of Devon Newberry and Lindsey Sparks, while the men’s team includes Tim Brewster and John Schwengel.

Q: How did the teams qualify for the Youth Olympics?
A: Devon Newberry and Lindsey Sparks secured their spot by finishing second at the NORCECA qualifying tournament in Cuba. Tim Brewster and John Schwengel received a wild card berth after finishing third at the same tournament.

Q: Have these teams participated in international competitions before?
A: Yes, both teams competed in the FIVB U19 World Championships in Nanjing, China earlier this year, gaining valuable experience on the world stage.

Summary

The United States will be sending two highly talented beach volleyball teams to compete at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. Devon Newberry and Lindsey Sparks will represent the women’s division, while Tim Brewster and John Schwengel will compete in the men’s division. These teams have demonstrated their skills and dedication through their previous performances at qualifying tournaments and international championships. With their sights set on success, the athletes are thrilled to represent their country and strive for a medal at this prestigious event.

For more information, visit Alpinetgheep.com to stay updated on the teams’ progress and cheer them on as they embark on this incredible journey.