Rio test event gives U.S. beach volleyball stars glimpse of 2016 Games

What better way to preview the 2016 Rio Olympics than testing out Copacabana Beach? That’s exactly what the top four U.S. men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams are doing this weekend when they face off against Brazil in a team event in Rio de Janerio through March 1. Here are some of the athletes’ first impressions of…

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Fit Follow-Up: Jennifer Kessy

Name: Jennifer Kessy Baby: Daughter Aïla, born August 14, 2014 Claim to Fame: Kessy, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist and star player on the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, took her active pregnancy last year in stride. “I planned to have no plan,” says the Orange County, California, resident. “I took it day by day.” Now, however, the 37-year-old…

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Olympic silver medalist Jennifer Kessy announces return to AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, partnership with rising star Emily Day

Kessy, who missed the 2014 season for the birth of her first child, will play on the AVP Tour in 2015 while pursuing an opportunity to represent the U.S. again at the 2016 Rio Olympics

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Jen Kessy “Throwing” Out the First Pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays

Watch as Jen Kessy seamlessly melds beach volleyball and baseball before a crowd at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay.

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Jen Kessy: Another Day at the Office

Olympic Silver Medalist Jen Kessy talks about the hard work it takes to be a professional beach volleyball player.

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Jen Kessy: Olympic Dreams Come True

Jen Kessy reminisces her 2012 London Olympics experience with April Ross

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AVP Athletes Attend Second Annual “Gold Meets Golden” Event

The AVP’s own Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross and Jen Kessy were among the star athletes on-hand for the second annual “Gold Meets Golden” event. The event was held on the eve of the 2014 Golden Globe Awards and was created as an opportunity for Olympic athletes and the Hollywood elite to be able to meet, interact, and inspire one another.

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Some big names upset in beach volleyball

The teams of Phil Dalhausser-Sean Rosenthal and Jen Kessy-Rachel Scott are out after the first day at Huntington Beach. Top-seeded teams win easily.

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Kessy and Ross Tipped as Gold Medal Favorites for Shanghai Grand Slam

Costa Mesa, CA – With just under a month until the opening Grand Slam tournament of 2013 kicks off in Shanghai, China, pundits, journalists, and fans are already heavily tipping American women’s duo Jennifer Kessy and April Ross as favorites to bring home the gold. The former USC players won the silver medal in last…

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