Tri Bourne played NCAA D1 Men’s Volleyball for the USC Trojans and overseas in Puerto Rico and Turkey. He then switched full time to beach and has been playing on the AVP tour since 2013 when he earned Newcomer of the Year and Most Improved’ awards. In 2014, when Tri began representing the United States on the FIVB World Tour, he won the FIVB Berlin Grand Slam. That season he was named the FIVB Rookie of the Year as well as the AVP Best Offensive Player. Bourne is the only AVP player to rank in the top five in blocks and kills in each of the three seasons from 2013-2015. Tri was a member of the 2015 AVP Team of the Year along with partner, John Hyden. Between 2013-2016, Tri and John made the semifinals in 16 of 20 AVP events they played in while collecting three championships and nine Finals appearances.
A native of Hawaii, Tri is among the world’s elite class of beach volleyball players. At the end of the 2018 season when Tri returned from an almost two-year absence from volleyball due to an autoimmune disease, he partnered up with childhood friend, Trevor Crabb. Trevor and Tri grew up learning how to play volleyball at the Outrigger Canoe Club together. As the only split-blocking team on the US National Team, they quickly got on track to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Tri is the co-host of beach volleyball’s most popular podcast, SANDCAST, and also loves to help out as a beach volleyball broadcaster when time permits. Outside of the sport, Tri is a husband and father who loves to spend his free time in the ocean.