Jake Spiker Gibb has had a long and illustrious beach volleyball career. Playing with Stein Metzger for the first time in 2005, the duo won their first two tournaments, becoming just the third team since 1990 to win consecutive tournaments at the beginning of their partnership. In 2006, he partnered with Sean Rosenthal and they became one of the best teams in the AVP and the world. The duo went to the 2008 and 2012 Olympics together and earned a fifth in London 2012. Jake then partnered with Casey Patterson, and their four-year partnership saw 13 AVP wins together. After the 2016 Olympics, Jake partnered with youngster Taylor Crabb. Their partnership has been one of the most successful in recent AVP history – they’ve won 8 AVP titles and Team of the year in 2019.
Gibb is one of the few players on the AVP Tour that did not play volleyball in college. Instead, the Bountiful, Utah native played golf and basketball. It was not until he turned 21 that he took up the sport of beach volleyball with his twin brother, Coleman. Gibb is the youngest of 11 children (six boys, five girls). He graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a degree in business. He and his wife, Jane, were married in 2000 and moved to Southern California in 2002.