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Henry Edwards 61
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Matt Zbyszewski 36
Jared Godinez 35
David Kufa 35
Loren Osborn 32
Guy Mavoungou 32
Gertrude Zarb 32
Melissa Schmitz 32
Serguey Prokopyev 31
Pierre Kwizera 30
Caitlin Haworth 28
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1960
Mike Bright and Mike O'Hara won the Parks & Rec Mission Beach Open.  It was the 3rd win for Mike Bright, the 9th win for Mike O'Hara, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1966
Ron Lang and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Rosecrans Open.  It was the 26th win for Ron Lang, the 9th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1977
Chris Marlowe and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec Lake Tahoe Open.  It was the 7th win for Chris Marlowe, the 29th win for Jim Menges, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1977
Kathy Gregory and Miki McFadden won the Parks & Rec Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 15th win for Kathy Gregory, the 9th win for Miki McFadden, and the 8th win for the team.
In 1983
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the Parks & Rec Miller High Life Santa Monica Open.  It was the 35th win for Sinjin Smith, the 13th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 12th win for the team.
In 1988
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Seattle Open.  It was the 45th win for Mike Dodd, the 42nd win for Tim Hovland, and the 41st win for the team.
In 1988
Linda Chisholm and Jackie Silva won the WPVA Coppertone John Shaw Open.  It was the 17th win for Linda Chisholm, the 15th win for Jackie Silva, and the 15th win for the team.
In 1993
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Jose Cuervo Gold Crown Santa Cruz.  It was the 80th win for Karch Kiraly, the 51st win for Kent Steffes, and the 40th win for the team.
In 1994
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Old Spice U.S. Championships.  It was the 97th win for Karch Kiraly, the 67th win for Kent Steffes, and the 56th win for the team.
In 1994
Gail Castro Kehl and Elaine Roque won the FIVB Puerto Rico Open.  It was the 6th win for Gail Castro Kehl, the 5th win for Elaine Roque, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1994
Roberto Lopes and Paulao Moreira won the FIVB Puerto Rico Open.  It was the 4th win for Roberto Lopes, the 4th win for Paulao Moreira, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1994
Karolyn Kirby and Liz Masakayan won the WPVA Reebok Nationals .  It was the 56th win for Karolyn Kirby, the 33rd win for Liz Masakayan, and the 25th win for the team.
In 1994
Sandra Pires and Jackie Silva won the AVP Old Spice U.S. Championship.  It was the 3rd win for Sandra Pires, the 48th win for Jackie Silva, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1999
Dmitri Barsouk and Alexei Taratine won the   CEV U19 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Dmitri Barsouk, the 1st win for Alexei Taratine, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1999
Efthalia Koutroumanidou and Slavroula Theodorou won the   CEV U19 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Efthalia Koutroumanidou, the 1st win for Slavroula Theodorou, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2005
Jake Gibb and Stein Metzger won the AVP Manhattan Beach Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 5th win for Jake Gibb, the 8th win for Stein Metzger, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2005
Markus Egger and Martin Laciga won the FIVB Liechtenstein Satellite.  It was the 7th win for Markus Egger, the 14th win for Martin Laciga, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2005
Bruno de Paula and Rodrigo Monteiro won the FIVB France Satellite.  It was the 2nd win for Bruno de Paula, the 2nd win for Rodrigo Monteiro, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2005
Ethel-Julie Arjona and Virginie Kadjo won the FIVB France Satellite.  It was the 2nd win for Ethel-Julie Arjona, the 2nd win for Virginie Kadjo, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2008
Americans Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh become the first team to successfully defend their Olympic Gold Medal by defeating China's Jia Tian and Jie Wang 21-18 and 21-18 in 42 minutes. The victory was also the 100th of Walsh's career and the team's 19th consecutive tournament and 108th consecutive match win. Walsh becomes the fastest player, man or woman, to reach the milestone, playing in just 141 career tournaments, eclipsing May-Treanor's accomplishment just one month earlier in her 153rd tournament.
In 2008
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the FIVB XXIX Olympic Games.  It was the 103rd win for Misty May-Treanor, the 100th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 97th win for the team.
In 2010
Chen Xue and Xi Zhang won the FIVB PAF Open.  It was the 6th win for Chen Xue, the 6th win for Xi Zhang, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2011
Kristen Batt-Rohr and Brooke Sweat won the   Corona Light Wide Open Hermosa Beach.  It was the 4th win for Kristen Batt-Rohr, the 4th win for Brooke Sweat, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2011
Marcio Araujo and Benjamin Insfran won the FIVB Paf Open.  It was the 21st win for Marcio Araujo, the 13th win for Benjamin Insfran, and the 9th win for the team.
In 2011
John Hyden and Sean Scott won the   Corona Light Wide Open Hermosa Beach.  It was the 13th win for John Hyden, the 15th win for Sean Scott, and the 10th win for the team.
 
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8/20/2017
Italians Lupo & Nicolai post golden finish before SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals
Hamburg, Germany, August 20, 2017 - When play in the US$800,000 SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals begins here Wednesday at Rothenbaum Stadium, Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai will enter as Europe's top men's team in the competition after the Italians captured their second-straight European continental championship Sunday in Jurmala, Latvia.
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Lupo/Nicolai spoil Latvian party to net third #EuroBeachVolley title
Jurmala, Latvia, August 20, 2017. Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai silenced more than 3,300 Latvian fans on a cloudy Sunday afternoon to seal their third European title after edging home stars Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins 21-16, 23-21 in a remake of the 2014 gold medal match these same teams had contested in Cagliari.
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German sensation Glenzke/Grossner claim #EuroBeachVolley crown!
Jurmala, Latvia, August 20, 2017. Many expected a German team would take women’s gold at the 2017 #EuroBeachVolley Final in Jurmala – but only a few could predict that Nadja Glenzke and Julia Grossner would be the ones standing on top of the podium in Latvia’s most popular seaside resort.
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Kolocova/Kvapilova stun top seeds to secure Czech medal
Jurmala, Latvia, August 20, 2017. If the men’s final of the 2017 #EuroBeachVolley features probably the ‘hottest’ pre-favourites for the continental crown – Latvia’s home stars Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins and reigning European champions Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo of Italy – the women’s tournament has been producing a number of real sensations since earlier this week.
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8/19/2017
Kolocova and Kvapilova steal the show on Majori beach
Jurmala, Latvia, August 19, 2017. Kristyna Kolocova and Michala Kvapilova are carrying the Czech Republic’s flag at this year’s #EuroBeachVolley – and they have been feeling even more responsibility after their compatriots – and last year’s silver medal winners – Marketa Slukova and Barbora Hermannova had to withdraw from the tournament earlier this week due to Slukova’s back pain.
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#EuroBeachVolley reaches global audience, CEV channels to stream finals!
Jurmala, Latvia, August 19, 2017. The 2017 edition of the #EuroBeachVolley is reaching a truly global TV audience as Europe’s top teams fight for the top honours on Majori beach in Jurmala, Latvia’s most popular seaside resort.
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Dutchmen and Italians to prolong their rivalry in #EuroBeachVolley semis
Jurmala, Latvia, August 19, 2017. Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen and Paolo Nicolai/Daniele Lupo will add another chapter to their rivalry in the semis of the 2017 #EuroBeachVolley in Jurmala after delivering a show of strength in their respective quarterfinals.
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Glenzke/Grossner dethrone Ludwig/Walkenhorst after drama-filled tiebreak
Jurmala, Latvia, August 19, 2017. Nadja Glenzke and Julia Grossner caused the first major sensation of this year’s #EuroBeachVolley as they ended the triumphal march of their compatriots Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst after a truly dramatic match, which opened the programme of the women’s quarterfinals on Saturday morning on Majori beach in Jurmala.
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8/18/2017
Pre-SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals action
Hamburg, Germany - With the 24-team men's and women's field for next week's US$800,000 SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals at With Rothenbaum Stadium starting here Wednesday, 14 of the participating pairs and six individuals are competing in events this week in Latvia and the United States.
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Team Moiseeva/Syrtseva introduce their ‘special’ coach
Jurmala, Latvia, August 18, 2017. Alexandra Moiseeva is a former European champion in Beach Volleyball – she made history in 2006 when standing on top of the podium together with Natalya Uryadova at the #EuroBeachVolley held in The Hague.
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Koekelkoren/van Walle make history for Belgium with #EuroBeachVolley semi-final berth
Jurmala, Latvia, August 18, 2017. Dries Koekelkoren and Tom van Walle made history for Belgium on Friday as they secured a spot in the semis of the 2017 #EuroBeachVolley Final in Jurmala following a dramatic 2-1 victory (18-21, 21-15, 17-15) over Italy’s Alex Ranghieri and Adrian Carambula.
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Germany still on a roll as Latvian underdogs exceed expectations
Jurmala, Latvia, August 18, 2017. Germany remain the major force to reckon with in the women’s competition of the 2017 #EuroBeachVolley Final in Jurmala – with three of their teams progressing to the quarterfinals and one failing to achieve that same feat only because they lost a ‘derby’ with an opponent from that same country.
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Latvian party continues in Jurmala!
Jurmala, Latvia, August 18, 2017. It happens quite rarely that the no. 1 and no. 4 seeds of a European Championship have to lock horns in Round 2 of the elimination stage.
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Rising star Makroguzova sets sights on first ‘major’ medal at elite level
Jurmala, Latvia, August 18, 2017. Russia’s Nadezda Makroguzova is without a doubt one of the world’s most talented Beach Volleyball players among those born in the second half of the ‘90s.
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Round 1 of men’s elimination produces series of breakthrough wins
Jurmala, Latvia, August 18, 2017. The men’s competition at the 2017 #EuroBeachVolley Final in Jurmala resumed on Friday morning with the first round of the elimination phase – and this produced a series of breakthrough wins by a number of lower-seeded teams.
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8/17/2017
Home stars Graudina and Kravcenoka write fairy tale in Jurmala
Jurmala, Latvia, August 17, 2017. On Tuesday, while attending a media meeting, home stars Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka had played it safe – stating that their minimum goal at the #EuroBeachVolley Final was to win at least one match and to play to the best of their abilities.
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Latvian hero Plavins advocates for more opportunities for young athletes – and still plans to stay in the game for three more years
Jurmala, Latvia, August 17, 2017. Martins Plavins is one of the most experienced players representing Latvia at this year’s #EuroBeachVolley and one of the most successful in the history of Beach Volleyball in his country.
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Teams from Russia and Italy impress in men’s pool play at #EuroBeachVolley
Jurmala, Latvia, August 17, 2017. Men’s pool play at the #EuroBeachVolley Final in Jurmala finished on Thursday afternoon with the last set of matches.
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Nico & Marco on a mission to get back Switzerland to where they belong
Jurmala, Latvia, August 17, 2017. Nico Beeler and Marco Krattiger are the only Swiss men’s team competing at this year’s #EuroBeachVolley Final in Jurmala.
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Mol/Sørum poised to take Norway back to Europe’s Beach Volleyball elite
Jurmala, Latvia, August 17, 2017. Norway has traditionally been a force to reckon with in Beach Volleyball – you just need to mention the names of Bjørn Maaseide, Jan Kvalheim, Vegard Høidalen and Jørre Andre Kjemperud and you will be listing a good share of Europe’s Beach Volleyball pioneers.
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8/16/2017
Kolosinska and Gruszczynska look to turn the unexpected partnership into success
Jurmala, Latvia, August 16, 2017. It was a good season thus far for newly paired Kinga Kolosinska and Jagoda Gruszczynska, the only female team from Poland competing at #EuroBeachVolley in Jurmala.
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