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Friday, July 19, 2024
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Players: 12913 9999 22912
Tournaments: 2126 1693 3819
 
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Renan Dal Zotto 64
Sander Mulder 55
Kengelin Bell 54
Olivier Chabanel 52
Ryan Lindstrom 52
Sami Tuomaala 51
Drew Pascua 51
Sheila Gisbrecht 51
Ulrike Deforce 51
Ivaylo Stefanov 51
Andy Waterman 49
Gia Terceiro 48
Chad Mowrey 47
Martin Nielsen 45
Apostolos Armenakis 44
Jeff Mangel 43
Shane Cervantes 42
Andy Wimmer 42
Vladimir Knezevic 40
Arjanne Stevens 39
Liane Herbert 39
Damon Haenga 39
Rodrigue Ncha 36
William Sidgwick 33
Peiman Dargahi 31
Greta Cavestro 31
Madeleine Clarke 30
Pablo Martinez 30
Luis Gomes 30
Georg Wolf 29
Luis Lopez 28
Eden Hawes 25
Filip Macuha 25
Hayerling De Jesus 24
Shaalini Saravanan 24
Serena van der Made 23
Armin Kami 22
Jasper Laus 21
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1970
Henry Bergman and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec 'Cisco' Rosecrans Open.  It was the 8th win for Henry Bergman, the 31st win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1981
Karch Kiraly and Sinjin Smith won the Parks & Rec Pacific Beach Surf Shop San Diego Open.  It was the 16th win for Karch Kiraly, the 17th win for Sinjin Smith, and the 14th win for the team.
In 1981
Linda Hanley and Nina Matthies won the Parks & Rec John Shaw Open.  It was the 6th win for Linda Hanley, the 14th win for Nina Matthies, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1981
John Hanley and Jon Stevenson won the Parks & Rec Numano Sake Lake Tahoe Open.  It was the 2nd win for John Hanley, the 2nd win for Jon Stevenson, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1982
Craig Freeburg and Matt Gage won the Parks & Rec Rosecrans Open.  It was the 1st win for Craig Freeburg, the 28th win for Matt Gage, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1987
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Miller Lite Milwaukee Open.  It was the 33rd win for Mike Dodd, the 30th win for Tim Hovland, and the 29th win for the team.
In 1987
Linda Chisholm and Jackie Silva won the WPVA Michelob Light Open.  It was the 5th win for Linda Chisholm, the 4th win for Jackie Silva, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1992
Karolyn Kirby and Nancy Reno won the Coors Light WPVA Minneapolis Open.  It was the 27th win for Karolyn Kirby, the 3rd win for Nancy Reno, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1992
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP/Miller Lite Belmar Open.  It was the 58th win for Karch Kiraly, the 30th win for Kent Steffes, and the 19th win for the team.
In 1998
Kent Steffes and Mike Whitmarsh won the AVP Sunkist Belmar Open.  It was the 107th win for Kent Steffes, the 20th win for Mike Whitmarsh, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1998
Rogerio 'Para' Ferreira and Guilherme Marques won the FIVB Italian Open.  It was the 4th win for Rogerio 'Para' Ferreira, the 5th win for Guilherme Marques, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1998
Lisa Arce won the Star Games Op Best of the Beach Invitational.  It was the 15th win for Lisa Arce.
In 2008
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the AVP Crocs Slam Brooklyn presented by Cushman and Wakefield.  It was the 32nd win for Phil Dalhausser, the 44th win for Todd Rogers, and the 31st win for the team.
In 2009
Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann won the FIVB Grand Slam Moscow 2009 presented by SEAT.  It was the 14th win for Julius Brink, the 10th win for Jonas Reckermann, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2009
Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal won the AVP Crocs Slam Manhattan Beach Open presented by Bud Light.  It was the 14th win for Jake Gibb, the 11th win for Sean Rosenthal, and the 9th win for the team.
In 2009
Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs won the AVP Crocs Slam Manhattan Beach Open presented by Bud Light.  It was the 13th win for Nicole Branagh, the 48th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 12th win for the team.
In 2009
Artis Caics and Toms Smedins won the   CEV Challenger Novi Sad.  It was the 1st win for Artis Caics, the 3rd win for Toms Smedins, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2009
Claudinere Bento Sabino and Barbara Seixas won the   CEV Challenger Cyprus.  It was the 1st win for Claudinere Bento Sabino, the 4th win for Barbara Seixas, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2015
Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson won the AVP New York City Open.  It was the 30th win for Jake Gibb, the 18th win for Casey Patterson, and the 12th win for the team.
In 2015
Emily Capers and Jennifer Kessy won the AVP New York City Open.  It was the 11th win for Emily Capers, the 30th win for Jennifer Kessy, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2020
Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena won the AVP The Monster Hydro Cup.  It was the 99th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 28th win for Nick Lucena, and the 25th win for the team.
In 2020
Alix Klineman and April Ross won the AVP The Monster Hydro Cup.  It was the 13th win for Alix Klineman, the 68th win for April Ross, and the 13th win for the team.
In 2020
With his win at The AVP Monster Hydro Cup with Nick Lucena in Long Beach, Phil Dalhausser becomes the fourth man to surpass US$2.5Million in career beach volleyball winnings.
 
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