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Beach Volleyball History
In 1965
Gene Selznick and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Santa Barbara Open.  It was the 35th win for Gene Selznick, the 3rd win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1971
Henry Bergman and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 13th win for Henry Bergman, the 38th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 7th win for the team.
In 1976
Greg Lee and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec Rosecrans Open.  It was the 17th win for Greg Lee, the 17th win for Jim Menges, and the 15th win for the team.
In 1976
Kathy Gregory and Miki McFadden won the Parks & Rec Orville and Wilbur's Marine Street Women's Open.  It was the 6th win for Kathy Gregory, the 4th win for Miki McFadden, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1979
Karch Kiraly and Sinjin Smith won the Parks & Rec Tournament of Champions.  It was the 3rd win for Karch Kiraly, the 4th win for Sinjin Smith, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1980
Karch Kiraly and Sinjin Smith won the Parks & Rec Tournament of Champions.  It was the 7th win for Karch Kiraly, the 9th win for Sinjin Smith, and the 6th win for the team.
In 1981
Andy Fishburn and Dane Selznick won the Parks & Rec Tournament of Champions.  It was the 15th win for Andy Fishburn, the 12th win for Dane Selznick, and the 10th win for the team.
In 1982
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the Parks & Rec Santa Barbara Open.  It was the 23rd win for Sinjin Smith, the 2nd win for Randy Stoklos, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1983
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the Parks & Rec Miller High Life Tournament of Champions.  It was the 30th win for Sinjin Smith, the 8th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 7th win for the team.
In 1989
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Mitsubishi Manhattan Open.  It was the 103rd win for Sinjin Smith, the 79th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 78th win for the team.
In 1993
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Killer Loop Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 75th win for Karch Kiraly, the 47th win for Kent Steffes, and the 35th win for the team.
In 1993
Cammy Ciarelli and Holly McPeak won the AVP Women's Tour Manhattan Beach.  It was the 4th win for Cammy Ciarelli, the 6th win for Holly McPeak, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1993
Karolyn Kirby and Liz Masakayan won the WPVA Coors Light Boston Shootout.  It was the 38th win for Karolyn Kirby, the 16th win for Liz Masakayan, and the 8th win for the team.
In 1999
Liz Masakayan and Elaine Youngs won the AVP Grand Slam.  It was the 43rd win for Liz Masakayan, the 6th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 6th win for the team.
In 1999
Adam Johnson and Karch Kiraly won the AVP/Paul Mitchell Grand Slam.  It was the 41st win for Adam Johnson, the 139th win for Karch Kiraly, and the 14th win for the team.
In 1999
Ze Marco de Melo and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB German Open.  It was the 19th win for Ze Marco de Melo, the 4th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1999
Vasso Karadassiou and Efi Sfyri won the CEV Xylokastro Open.  It was the 1st win for Vasso Karadassiou, the 1st win for Efi Sfyri, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1999
Kjell Goranson and Iver Horrem won the CEV Xylokastro Open.  It was the 1st win for Kjell Goranson, the 1st win for Iver Horrem, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1999
Karch Kiraly wins his 139th career open victory at the Sunkist/AVP Dallas Open with partner Adam Johnson and ties Sinjin Smith's all-time record for open victories. A few weeks later on the 4th of July, Kiraly breaks the record as he and partner Adam Johnson win the U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball in Chicago.
In 1999
Adriana Bento Buczmiejuk and Monica Paludo won the FIVB Italy Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Adriana Bento Buczmiejuk, the 1st win for Monica Paludo, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2000
Misty May-Treanor and Holly McPeak won the FIVB Oldsmobile U.S. Grand Slam.  It was the 2nd win for Misty May-Treanor, the 52nd win for Holly McPeak, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2003
Sara Niedrig and Friederike Romberg won the   CEV U20 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Sara Niedrig, the 1st win for Friederike Romberg, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2003
Janis Peda and Toms Smedins won the   CEV U20 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Janis Peda, the 1st win for Toms Smedins, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2004
Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB ConocoPhillips Open.  It was the 52nd win for Emanuel Rego, the 25th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 9th win for the team.
In 2009
Jennifer Kessy and April Ross won the SWATCH FIVB World Championship presented by ConocoPhillips.  It was the 8th win for Jennifer Kessy, the 6th win for April Ross, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2009
Dianne DeNecochea and Carrie Dodd won the AVP Crocs Slam Lumber Liquidators Coney Island Open presented by Kentucky Grilled Chicken.  It was the 2nd win for Dianne DeNecochea, the 2nd win for Carrie Dodd, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2009
With their victory in the Coney Island Open, Dianne DeNecochea and Carrie Dodd become the oldest team to win a professional beach volleyball tournament with a combined age of 76 years, 9 months and 3 days. They break Brent Doble's and Karch Kiraly's record by a little over four months and the women's AVP record by Linda Hanley and Sarah Straton by almost five years. DeNecochea also becomes the oldest woman to win a professional beach volleyball event at 41 years, 7 months and 18 days, breaking Linda Hanley's record by six months and 11 days. Dodd sets the record for the longest drought between wins at 9 years 23 days since her 2000 win with Leanne McSorley at the BVA stop in Hermosa Beach. DeNecochea sets the second longest drought between wins at 7 years, 10 months and 15 days since her 2001 win with Liz Masakayan at the AVP event in Santa Barbara. Dodd also wins her first AVP event in 108 tries. She previously held the record for the most AVP events for women without a victory.
In 2010
David Klemperer and Eric Koreng won the FIVB ConocoPhillips Grand Slam Stavanger 2010.  It was the 2nd win for David Klemperer, the 1st win for Eric Koreng, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2010
Thomas Kaczmarek and Stefan Schneider won the   CEV Satellite Kiev.  It was the 3rd win for Thomas Kaczmarek, the 1st win for Stefan Schneider, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2011
With her entry in the Gstaad Grand Slam, Natalie Cook passes Shelda Bede for the most career FIVB World Tour events played with 149.
In 2015
Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas won the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015.  It was the 4th win for Agatha Bednarczuk, the 9th win for Barbara Seixas, and the 4th win for the team.
 
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