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Dave Earnest
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Michael Gomez
Birth Date February 26, 1983 (36 years old)
Home Town Chicago, IL
Resides Wilmette, IL
Height 6'2"
College Iowa
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 17th $0
   AVP 29th (2 times) $0
   AVP Young Guns 17th $0
   Wide Open 49th $0
Overall 17th $0
 
Bio Bits

Earnest began playing volleyball in Chicago, IL at William Fremd High School. He went on and played three seasons for the University of Iowa men's indoor club team before transferring to Illinois State University and graduating with a bachelorís degree in Kinesiology. He continued his education and earned his masterís degree from Concordia University Irvine California. He learned beach doubles at the two beautiful downtown Chicago beaches, North Ave and Oak Street Beach. Currently, Earnest is an assistant varsity men's volleyball coach for the New Trier Trevians and also teaches high school Kinetic Wellness there. Outside of teaching and coaching, he is raising his two daughters, Teagan and Fallon with his wife Jillian.
 
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 29th 41st 49th 53rd 57th 81st
2010 AVP Young Guns 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 26.0   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Wide Open 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2014 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 110.0 130th 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2015 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 100.0 113rd 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2016 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 82.0 167th 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2017 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 86.0 230th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2018 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 107.0 197th 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
2019 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 57.0 295th 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  13
(704th)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 568.0   0 1 0 2 2 3 1 1 3
 
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total   13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 568.0   0 1 0 2 2 3 1 1 3
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Partner Summary
 
AVP Pro Beach Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 29th 41st 49th 53rd 57th 81st
Shawn Merker 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 107.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
John Krejczyk 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 60.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Alistair Templeton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 50.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Colin Nelson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 50.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Michael Kravtsov 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 74.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
John Wierzbicki 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 41.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Tristan Patterson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 41.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mark Willoughby 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 53.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Etan Bennett 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 33.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Ugis Kanders 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 33.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 542.0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 1 3
 
AVP Young Guns
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 29th 41st 49th 53rd 57th 81st
James Bizzieri 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 26.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 26.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Wide Open Beach Volleyball
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 29th 41st 49th 53rd 57th 81st
Ryan O'Malley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
 
Overall
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 29th 41st 49th 53rd 57th 81st
Shawn Merker 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 107.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
James Bizzieri 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 26.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
John Krejczyk 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 60.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Alistair Templeton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 50.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Colin Nelson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 50.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Michael Kravtsov 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 74.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Ryan O'Malley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
John Wierzbicki 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 41.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Tristan Patterson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 41.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mark Willoughby 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 53.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 29th 41st 49th 53rd 57th 81st
Etan Bennett 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 33.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Ugis Kanders 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 33.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
 
Total 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 568.0 0 1 0 2 2 3 1 1 3
 
 
Location Summary
 
United States
Location Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 29th 41st 49th 53rd 57th 81st
California: Hermosa Beach AVP 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 123.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
California: Manhattan Beach AVP 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 141.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
Illinois: Chicago AVP 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 218.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Illinois: Chicago Wide Open 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Wisconsin: Milwaukee AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 60.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin: Milwaukee AVP YG 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 26.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 568.0 0 1 0 2 2 3 1 1 3
 
Total 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 568.0 0 1 0 2 2 3 1 1 3
 
 
Season Summaries 2010-19
 
2010 AVP Young Guns
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
7/10-11 Milwaukee, United States James Bizzieri   17   26
 
2011 Wide Open Beach Volleyball
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
7/30-31 Chicago, United States Ryan O'Malley 47 49    
W1: l. Joe Rohr / Steve VanZwieten (18)  19-21, 13-21
C1: l. Adam Gustafson / Joseph Gustafson (50)  16-21, 25-27
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 0-2  
Sets Won-Lost: 0-4  
Points Scored-Allowed: 73-90
Tournaments Played: 1
Best Finish: 49th
 
2014 AVP Pro Beach Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
7/3-6 Milwaukee John Krejczyk Q37 29   60
Q1: d. Abel Gustafson / Garrett Wessberg (Q28)  21-17, 10-21, 18-16 (0:53)
Q2: l. Trevor Crabb / Steven VanderWerp (Q5,14)  11-21, 14-21 (0:35)
8/14-17 Manhattan Beach Colin Nelson Q25 41   50
Q1: d. Drew Batchelder / Tom Chapman (Q40)  21-15, 21-18 (0:46)
Q2: l. Chris Luers / William Robbins (Q8,29)  13-21, 11-21 (0:42)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 2-2  
Sets Won-Lost: 4-5  
Points Scored-Allowed: 140-171
Tournaments Played: 2
Best Finish: 29th
Points: 110
Ranking: 130th
 
2015 AVP Pro Beach Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
8/13-16 Manhattan Beach Alistair Templeton Q37 41   50
Q1: d. Jonathan Alvarez / Ryan Bayer (Q28)  21-17, 21-14 (0:32)
Q2: l. Kevin McColloch / Matt Motter (Q5,21)  16-21, 12-21 (0:38)
8/27-30 Chicago Shawn Merker Q36 29   50
Q1: d. Robert Hevezi / Scott Wisler (Q29)  21-16, 21-11 (0:35)
Q2: l. Maddison McKibbin / Riley McKibbin (Q4)  10-21, 13-21 (0:36)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 2-2  
Sets Won-Lost: 4-4  
Points Scored-Allowed: 135-142
Tournaments Played: 2
Best Finish: 29th
Points: 100
Ranking: 113rd
 
2016 AVP Pro Beach Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
7/14-17 Manhattan Beach Tristan Patterson Q37 57   41
Q2: l. Connor Hughes / Travis Woloson (Q28,31)  18-21, 16-21 (0:50)
9/1-4 Chicago John Wierzbicki Q32 53   41
Q1: l. Erik Anderson / Clint Smith (Q33)  14-21, 17-21 (0:42)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 0-2  
Sets Won-Lost: 0-4  
Points Scored-Allowed: 65-84
Tournaments Played: 2
Best Finish: 53rd
Points: 82
Ranking: 167th
 
2017 AVP Pro Beach Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
7/20-23 Hermosa Beach Ugis Kanders Q63 81   33
Q1: l. Michael Airola / David McBride (Q66)  21-18, 17-21, 11-15 (1:00)
8/31-9/3 Chicago Mark Willoughby Q65 81   53
Q1: l. Maksym Gladun / Tomas Goldsmith (Q64)  21-13, 19-21, 13-15 (1:02)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 0-2  
Sets Won-Lost: 2-4  
Points Scored-Allowed: 102-103
Tournaments Played: 2
Best Finish: 81st (2 times)
Points: 86
Ranking: 230th
 
2018 AVP Pro Beach Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
7/26-29 Hermosa Beach Etan Bennett Q86 81   33
Q1: l. Robert deAurora / Rob McLean (Q43)  19-21, 21-19, 16-18 (1:20)
8/30-9/2 Chicago Michael Kravtsov Q61 49   74
Q1: l. Spencer Sauter / David Vander Meer (Q4)  14-21, 12-21 (0:39)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 0-2  
Sets Won-Lost: 1-4  
Points Scored-Allowed: 82-100
Tournaments Played: 2
Best Finish: 49th
Points: 107
Ranking: 197th
 
2019 AVP Pro Beach Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
7/25-28 Hermosa Beach Shawn Merker Q75 49   57
Q1: d. Joel Kelley / Brent Reynolds (Q54)  21-8, 22-20
Q2: l. Marshall Brock / Peter Connole (Q11)  16-21, 18-21
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 1-1  
Sets Won-Lost: 2-2  
Points Scored-Allowed: 77-70
Tournaments Played: 1
Best Finish: 49th
Points: 57
Ranking: 295th
 

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