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Michiel van Dorsten 36
Davide Uberti 36
Roberto Rodriguez 36
Natalie Frostick 36
Kjerstin Karlsson 36
Rahmany Ahmad Sear 34
Julia Mailander 34
Lydia Mailander 34
Shane Holderby 33
Jody Gooding 32
Chris Kelley 31
Ian Satterfield 31
Martyna Kozinska 30
Gregory Vogel 30
Kelly Costa 30
Olivier Ntagengwa 30
Anamaria Berdila 29
Behnam Tavakoli 29
Victoria Dennis 28
Sairusi Cavula 28
Fauzia Mussane 28
Moa Herrmann 28
Steven van de Velde 28
Nina Rabatsiahava 27
Alexandra Poletto 26
Alina Dormann 25
Tsz Hung Tsang 25
Denitsa Petrova 25
Will Bantle 24
Adam Lenc 24
David Barrett 23
Didier Ryter 23
Olesia Andreiuk 22
Balazs Elias 19
Alexandra Nunez 18
Dimitrios Kaliozis 17
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1965
Ron Lang and Gene Selznick won the Parks & Rec Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 20th win for Ron Lang, the 36th win for Gene Selznick, and the 19th win for the team.
In 1971
Bob Clem and Larry Rundle won the Parks & Rec Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 6th win for Bob Clem, the 10th win for Larry Rundle, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1976
Greg Lee and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec Laguna Beach Open.  It was the 18th win for Greg Lee, the 19th win for Jim Menges, and the 16th win for the team.
In 1982
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the Parks & Rec Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 3rd win for Mike Dodd, the 4th win for Tim Hovland, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1982
Kathy Gregory and Kathy Hanley won the Parks & Rec Laguna Beach Open.  It was the 32nd win for Kathy Gregory, the 9th win for Kathy Hanley, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1993
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Miller Lite Grand Haven Open.  It was the 79th win for Karch Kiraly, the 51st win for Kent Steffes, and the 39th win for the team.
In 1993
Karolyn Kirby and Liz Masakayan won the WPVA Coors Light U.S. Championships.  It was the 41st win for Karolyn Kirby, the 19th win for Liz Masakayan, and the 11th win for the team.
In 1993
Linda Hanley and Jackie Silva won the AVP Women's Tour Grand Haven.  It was the 35th win for Linda Hanley, the 45th win for Jackie Silva, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1999
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar won the FIVB Japan Open.  It was the 14th win for Shelda Bede, the 14th win for Adriana Behar, and the 14th win for the team.
In 1999
Jose Loiola and Emanuel Rego won the FIVB Portugal Open.  It was the 42nd win for Jose Loiola, the 29th win for Emanuel Rego, and the 12th win for the team.
In 2004
Pedro Cunha and Fred Souza won the FIVB Switzerland Satellite.  It was the 4th win for Pedro Cunha, the 2nd win for Fred Souza, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2004
Jochem De Gruijter and Gijs Ronnes won the   Slavkov Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Jochem De Gruijter, the 1st win for Gijs Ronnes, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2004
Katarzyna Urban and Joanna Wiatr won the   CEV U18 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Katarzyna Urban, the 1st win for Joanna Wiatr, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2004
Zbigniew Bartman and Michal Kubiak won the   CEV U18 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Zbigniew Bartman, the 1st win for Michal Kubiak, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2004
Katerina Tychnova and Marketa Tychnova won the   Slavkov Challenger.  It was the 2nd win for Katerina Tychnova, the 2nd win for Marketa Tychnova, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2006
Vasiliki Arvaniti and Vasso Karadassiou won the CEV Nestea Swiss Masters.  It was the 6th win for Vasiliki Arvaniti, the 7th win for Vasso Karadassiou, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2006
Julius Brink and Christoph Dieckmann won the CEV Nestea Swiss Masters.  It was the 4th win for Julius Brink, the 7th win for Christoph Dieckmann, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2009
Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Maestrini won the FIVB Mazury Open.  It was the 28th win for Juliana Felisberta, the 28th win for Larissa Maestrini, and the 27th win for the team.
In 2009
Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs won the AVP Crocs Slam Bud Light Hermosa Beach Open presented by Virgin America.  It was the 14th win for Nicole Branagh, the 49th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 13th win for the team.
In 2009
Luana Madeira and Liliane Maestrini won the   CEV Satellite Vaduz.  It was the 1st win for Luana Madeira, the 2nd win for Liliane Maestrini, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2009
Markus Egger and Bernhard Vesti won the CEV Roseto degli Abruzzi Open.  It was the 10th win for Markus Egger, the 1st win for Bernhard Vesti, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2010
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the FIVB Mazury Orlen Grand Slam.  It was the 59th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 70th win for Todd Rogers, and the 57th win for the team.
In 2010
Geir Eithun and Eskil Holtan won the   CEV Satellite Vaduz.  It was the 1st win for Geir Eithun, the 1st win for Eskil Holtan, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2010
Vasili Andrianov and Viacheslav Kirienko won the   CEV U18 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Vasili Andrianov, the 1st win for Viacheslav Kirienko, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2010
Ksenia Dabizha and Olga Sorokina won the   CEV U18 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Ksenia Dabizha, the 1st win for Olga Sorokina, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2012
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the FIVB London 2012 Olympic Games.  It was the 112th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 109th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 104th win for the team.
In 2015
Dave Palm and Eric Zaun won the   Hermosa Beach Championships.  It was the 2nd win for Dave Palm, the 1st win for Eric Zaun, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2015
Vivian Cunha and Raquel Ferreira won the   Hermosa Beach Championships.  It was the 6th win for Vivian Cunha, the 4th win for Raquel Ferreira, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2021
Dirk Boehle and Mart van Werkhoven won the FIVB Sofia Beach Open 4.  It was the 2nd win for Dirk Boehle, the 1st win for Mart van Werkhoven, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2021
Heleene Hollas and Liisa Soomets won the FIVB Sofia Beach Open 4.  It was the 1st win for Heleene Hollas, the 1st win for Liisa Soomets, and the 1st win for the team.
 
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