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Dax Holdren:
 
Dax Holdren
United States  
  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ken Delgado
Birth Date September 4, 1972 (46 years old)
Home Town Santa Barbara, CA
Resides Goleta, CA
Height 6'3"
College Santa Barbara City College
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (13 times) $585,897
   AVP 1st (11 times) $543,612
   AVP HWN* 1st $9,750
   BVA 1st $9,250
   USAV 1st $13,000
   Bonus Money   $10,285
International 1st $123,350
   FIVB 1st $123,350
Overall 1st (14 times) $709,247
 
Bio Bits

Holdren captured an event title in six straight seasons from 1998-2003 on four different tours. His most recent win came in his hometown of Santa Barbara in 2005, playing with Jeff Nygaard against Todd Rogers. Other favorite highlights are 2001 Hermosa Beach title and 2002 Manhattan Beach title. He has eight wins with former high school teammate Todd Rogers and five with Eric Fonoimoana. Holdren qualified for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece with Stein Metzger, taking fifth place. In his pro beach career, four of his seven partners have been beach volleyball Olympians.

In 2007, Holdren cracked the top 20 in career domestic earnings.

In international competition with
Rogers, the duo won a World Tour title in Mexico in 2000, where they defeated Kevin Wong and Rob Heidger in the finals after advancing through the qualifier and playing as the 32nd seed. In 1997 was the AVP Rookie of the Year after finishing second in the U.S. Championships.

In 2005 he finished ranked second on the Tour in digs (909), and ninth in both kills (1,108) and aces (48). He ranked seventh in digs on the 2006 Tour (4.34 per game) and sixth in 2007 (4.77 per game).

Holdren has one sister, and is a 1990 graduate of Santa Barbara's San Marcos High School, where he played two years of volleyball. He attended Santa Barbara City College, where he played for one season. Helps with youth volleyball and basketball leagues for children in Santa Barbara. He and his wife Jen, a pro beach volleyball player, have two children, Kobe and Ellis, and a dog (Storm).

Favorite Hobbies: Playing with my kids and dog, playing golf and basketball... Favorite Band: Creed... Favorite Movie: The Natural... Favorite Show: I dislike watching TV... Sponsors: Nautica... Favorite Meal: The New York Steak at Holdren's in Santa Barbara

 

If you weren't playing professional volleyball, what would you be doing? Selling real estate or doing financial planning

 
 
Awards
 
  • AVP Rookie of the Year 1997
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 12th 13th 17th 25th 33rd 57th
1995 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $250.00     0 0 0 1 0 0
1996 AVP 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $8,400.00     0 2 0 1 2 0
1997 AVP 20 0 1 0 2 3 0 3 0 3 0 $58,490.00     0 1 5 2 0 0
1998 AVP 20 1 1 1 1 12 0 1 0 2 0 $33,466.50     1 0 0 0 0 0
1999 AVP 11 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 $35,475.00     0 1 0 0 0 0
1999 USAV 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $3,000.00 102.0 19th 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 AVP 11 2 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 $66,375.00     0 0 1 0 0 0
2000 USAV 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $10,000.00 170.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 AVP 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 $24,160.00 468.0 22nd 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 BVA 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $9,250.00 152.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 12th 13th 17th 25th 33rd 57th
2002 AVP 7 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $57,800.00 1,088.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 AVP 9 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 $19,212.50 937.0 14th 0 1 1 0 0 0
2004 AVP 6 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 $11,792.50 542.0 29th 0 1 0 0 0 0
2005 AVP 14 1 5 3 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 $84,300.00 2,007.0 3rd 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 AVP 16 0 3 5 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 $69,000.00 1,867.0 9th 0 0 1 0 0 0
2007 AVP 17 0 1 3 0 2 0 1 0 7 0 $49,662.50 1,659.0 15th 0 2 0 0 0 0
2008 AVP HWN* 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $9,750.00     0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 AVP 15 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 6 0 $34,912.50 1,363.0 25th 0 3 1 0 0 0
2009 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $600.00 95.0 204th 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  164
(41st)
13
(36th)
19 19 7 31 1 16 1 24 1 $585,896.50
(23rd)
10,450.0   1 11 10 4 2 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 12th 13th 17th 25th 33rd 57th
1997 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $3,100.00 105.0 84th 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 2.0 341st 0 0 0 0 0 1
2000 FIVB 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $17,500.00 315.0 59th 0 0 1 0 0 0
2001 FIVB 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 $19,000.00 506.0 34th 0 1 4 0 0 0
2002 FIVB 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 $11,800.00 360.0 45th 0 0 1 0 0 0
2003 FIVB 7 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 $40,000.00 871.0 24th 0 0 3 1 0 0
2004 FIVB 11 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 $25,250.00 615.0 40th 0 4 1 2 0 0
2006 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $6,700.00 220.0 101st 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  39
(317th)
1
(130th)
1 0 1 5 0 2 0 9 0 $123,350.00
(163rd)
2,994.0   0 5 10 4 0 1
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  203
(47th)
14
(55th)
20 19 8 36 1 18 1 33 1 $709,246.50
(42nd)
13,444.0   1 16 20 8 2 1
 
* AVP Hot Winter Nights events are exhibitions and only count for tournaments played and prize money won.
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 7/26/1998 AVP Minneapolis Todd Rogers 3 $5,000
2 8/14/1999 AVP Louisville Todd Rogers 1 $9,000
3 4/16/2000 USAV Deerfield Beach Todd Rogers 9 $10,000
4 6/4/2000 FIVB Rosarito Todd Rogers 32 $13,000
5 6/25/2000 AVP Chicago Todd Rogers 4 $8,000
6 7/16/2000 AVP Muskegon Todd Rogers 1 $8,000
7 4/22/2001 BVA Clearwater Todd Rogers 3 $7,500
8 6/10/2001 AVP Hermosa Beach Todd Rogers 1 $8,375
9 5/26/2002 AVP Huntington Beach Eric Fonoimoana 3 $7,250
10 8/11/2002 AVP Manhattan Beach Eric Fonoimoana 1 $10,000
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
11 8/25/2002 AVP Chicago Eric Fonoimoana 1 $8,700
12 9/7/2002 AVP Las Vegas Eric Fonoimoana 1 $15,000
13 4/6/2003 AVP Fort Lauderdale Eric Fonoimoana 1 $7,250
14 5/22/2005 AVP Santa Barbara Jeff Nygaard 2 $10,000
 

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