The U.S. beach volleyball team of Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson defeated the reigning world champions to win the bronze medal on Sunday at the FIVB Gstaad Grand Slam.
Gibb (Bountiful, Utah) and Patterson (Van Nuys, Calif.), seeded No. 6, ensured that they completed their set of World Tour medals with a 21-18, 21-18 win in 38 minutes against world champions Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen from Netherlands, who were seeded No. 11.
But after a victory over America’s reigning Olympic gold medalists last summer and two international competitions to start the 2013 season, the 29-year-old former All-American pitcher is making a career for himself as the big man on the beach.
Just a day after she showed off her post-baby body in the glossy pages of ESPN magazine, Kerri Walsh Jennings has put her spectacular form to use - winning her first beach volleyball game after delivering daughter Scout.
The Olympic gold-medalist and mother-of-three was fighting fit as she took to the court with new partner April Ross for the Beach Volleyball Worldtour Grand Slam tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland, today.
The pair gave high fives and hugged after winning the contest against Jantine van der Vlist and Marloes Wesselink of the Netherlands.
Brazil is providing technical and financial support to Jamaica for its inaugural appearance in the FIVB World U-19 Beach Volleyball Championship in Portugal from 11 – 14 July 2013.
The National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Brazil has announced that it will cover the cost for retired world famous beach volleyball player Jacqueline Cruz Silva to accompany the Jamaica team to Brazil.
The U.S. women's national volleyball team will play a three-game series with Japan this week in Southern California as part of the first USA Volleyball Cup, an effort to bring elite-level indoor volleyball to fans in the United States.
The U.S. women, ranked No. 1 in the world by the sport's international federation, open the series with a match Wednesday at UC San Diego. On Friday, the teams will mean at Long Beach State, followed by the finale Saturday at JSerra High School in San Juan Capistrano.