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Monday, May 20, 2024
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Philippe Blain 64
Akihiro Ozawa 56
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Mark Hedetniemi 53
Jill Stephens 51
Fabrizio Migliosi 47
Saleh Mousa 45
Yvonne Soler 45
Chrisi Gschweidl 44
Jeremy Wallace 44
Zoran Jovanovic 40
Carlos Bowers 39
Chris Olds 38
Rolands Ozolins 38
Brandon McLaughlin 38
Elin Westerlund 36
Gleb Leonov 36
Lynda Morales 36
Martins Krams 35
Nicholas Hillstrom 35
Oban Vazquez 34
Jonathan Rogers 34
Samira Luis 33
Maciej Biernat 33
Patrycja Giemza 32
Carlos Guatemala 31
Cecilia Peralta 30
Artem Yarzutkin 28
Gaetan Jauffret 28
Dimitar Kalchev 28
Chelsi Ward 27
Mateusz Paszkowski 27
Claire Coppola 26
Christophe Witvrouwen 26
Manuel Alfieri 26
Daniela Torres 26
Rowdy Lennon 25
Kennedy Copeland 25
Noah Burlas 19
Elpida Pitsigkoni 19
Tale Fosseli 18
Deneva Sauberga 16
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1984
Kathy Gregory and Kathy Hanley won the Parks & Rec Gladstone's State Beach Open.  It was the 41st win for Kathy Gregory, the 16th win for Kathy Hanley, and the 11th win for the team.
In 1990
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Miller Lite Fresno Beach Open.  It was the 56th win for Mike Dodd, the 53rd win for Tim Hovland, and the 52nd win for the team.
In 1990
Janice Harrer and Jackie Silva won the WPVA Flamingo Hilton/PCH San Diego Open.  It was the 19th win for Janice Harrer, the 32nd win for Jackie Silva, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2006
With their win at the Santa Barbara Open, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh become the first women's team with 50 tournament titles.
In 2006
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Bud Light Santa Barbara Open.  It was the 56th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 52nd win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 50th win for the team.
In 2007
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the AVP Toyota Hermosa Beach Open presented by Bud Light.  It was the 14th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 26th win for Todd Rogers, and the 13th win for the team.
In 2007
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Toyota Hermosa Beach Open presented by Bud Light.  It was the 73rd win for Misty May-Treanor, the 70th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 67th win for the team.
In 2007
Julius Brink and Christoph Dieckmann won the CEV Nestea Austrian Masters.  It was the 7th win for Julius Brink, the 10th win for Christoph Dieckmann, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2007
Vasiliki Arvaniti and Vasso Karadassiou won the CEV Nestea Austrian Masters.  It was the 7th win for Vasiliki Arvaniti, the 8th win for Vasso Karadassiou, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2007
Art Barron and Mike Szymanski won the NORCECA San Juan.  It was the 1st win for Art Barron, the 1st win for Mike Szymanski, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2007
Yarleen Santiago and Yamileska Yantin won the NORCECA San Juan.  It was the 1st win for Yarleen Santiago, the 1st win for Yamileska Yantin, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2007
Misty May-Treanor becomes the women's all-time wins leader by capturing her 73rd victory, surpassing Holly McPeak's record by winning with Kerri Walsh in Hermosa Beach. She reached this total in just 123 tournaments -- winning 57.5% of her events.
In 2012
Sergio Gonzalez and Karell Pina won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Chiapas.  It was the 6th win for Sergio Gonzalez, the 4th win for Karell Pina, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2012
Ion Canet and Nirian Sinal won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Chiapas.  It was the 5th win for Ion Canet, the 8th win for Nirian Sinal, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2018
Evandro Goncalves and Andre Loyola won the FIVB Itapema Four Star.  It was the 6th win for Evandro Goncalves, the 3rd win for Andre Loyola, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2018
Agatha Bednarczuk and Duda Lisboa won the FIVB Itapema Four Star.  It was the 6th win for Agatha Bednarczuk, the 10th win for Duda Lisboa, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2018
Stefan Basta and Lazar Kolaric won the FIVB Aydin One Star.  It was the 1st win for Stefan Basta, the 1st win for Lazar Kolaric, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2018
Mailen Deliz and Leila Martinez won the FIVB Aydin One Star.  It was the 2nd win for Mailen Deliz, the 6th win for Leila Martinez, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2018
Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena won the AVP Austin.  It was the 94th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 23rd win for Nick Lucena, and the 20th win for the team.
In 2018
Alix Klineman and April Ross won the AVP Austin.  It was the 2nd win for Alix Klineman, the 57th win for April Ross, and the 2nd win for the team.
 
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