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2012 Season Review Sweat and Jennifer Fopma won the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series Milwaukee Shootout, which included four invited women’s teams. On the men’s side, John Hyden and Sean Scott won five of the six open events, including their second straight Manhattan Beach Open and the Huntington Beach National Championship. They also won the Milwaukee Shootout. Ryan Doherty and Casey Patterson won the Belmar Open in New Jersey.

Whitney Pavlik attacks during the Manhattan Beach Open. IMG photo

Emily Day and Heather Hughes (gold in Chula Vista, Calif., on Sept. 28-30) Morgan Beck and Summer Ross (silver in Chula Vista, Calif., on Sept. 28-30) Kathryn Babcock and Weamer (gold in St. Lucia on Oct. 2628) Day and Ross (gold in Trinidad & Tobago on Nov. 16-18) Tealle Hunkus and Weamer (silver in Trinidad & Tobago on Nov. 16-18) Hunkus and Ross (gold in Aruba on Nov. 30-Dec. 2)

Sean Scott, left, and John Hyden celebrate their victory at Manhattan Beach. IMG photo

The U.S. men’s beach teams that won medals were:

The National Volleyball League (NVL) held two pro events in 2012. Doherty and Patterson won the men’s event held in Baltimore in conjunction with the Preakness horse race, defeating Dalhausser and Rogers in the final. Jennifer Kessy and April Ross won the women’s title in Baltimore, defeating Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik in the final. At the Best of the Beach event held in Las Vegas, Jake Gibb won the men’s title and April Ross took the women’s crown.

Tony Pray and John Heagy (silver in Guatemala on March 29-April 1) Tri Bourne and Will Montgomery (silver in Chula Vista, Calif., on Sept. 28-30) Jonathan Mesko and Montgomery (gold in St. Lucia on Oct. 26-28) Jeff Carlson and Tony Ciarelli (silver in St. Lucia on Oct. 26-28) Ciarelli and Montgomery (gold in Trinidad & Tobago on Nov. 16-18) Avery Drost and Montgomery (silver in Aruba on Nov. 30-Dec. 2)

The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), under new ownership, also held two events in 2012; in Cincinnati and Santa Barbara. Hyden and Scott won the men’s event in Cincinnati, defeating Dalhausser and Rogers and also Matt Fuerbringer and Nick Lucena along the way. Kessy and Ross won the women’s title, beating Kropp and Pavlik in the semifinals and Nicole Branagh and Kerri Walsh Jennings in the final.

DOMESTIC EVENTS The Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series, NVL and AVP all held pro beach volleyball events in 2012. All were highlighted by some great athletic performances.

Gibb and Rosenthal won the event in Santa Barbara, defeating Dalhausser and Rogers and also Hyden and Scott to reach the final were they beat Brad Keenan and John Mayer. Kessy and Ross won the women’s title, again defeating Kropp and Pavlik in the semifinals and Branagh and Walsh in the final.

On the Pro Beach Series, the women’s team of Kenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik dominated, winning all six open events, including their second Manhattan Beach Open trophy in a row and the Huntington Beach National Championship. Brooke

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2012 U.S. Beach Volleyball National Team Yearbook  

Season review of the U.S. Beach Volleyball National Teams including results in Olympic, FIVB, NORCECA and domestic events.

2012 U.S. Beach Volleyball National Team Yearbook  

Season review of the U.S. Beach Volleyball National Teams including results in Olympic, FIVB, NORCECA and domestic events.

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