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Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Database Statistics
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Players: 11335 8612 19947
Tournaments: 1911 1484 3395
 
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Tom Klemas 51
Mohammed Jameeluddin 50
Curt Russell 48
Emmanuel Loeub 48
Elena Novichikhina 47
Vincent Lange 47
Brian Way 46
Darin McBain 46
Rachel Scott 46
Ben Decker 43
Mark Lehman 41
Jessie Cooper 40
Robert Williamson 39
Eric Haddock 38
Ahmed Aldirwish 38
Duncan Budinger 37
Roelien van Wester 37
Abby Blackman 37
Jegor Zukovskij 35
Roberto Pitta 34
Richard Thomas 33
Ci Eshel 33
Raissa Baran à Bissene 32
Nathan Yang 30
Caitlin Racich 30
Iaroslav Gordieiev 29
Brittany Howard 27
Stacy Howell 27
Edan Shafat 26
Camilo Rivera 25
Mahlon Bender 25
Anastassiya Tuktareva 25
Duria Hussein 24
Filippa Hansson 24
Serhii Stasenko 23
Katie Schnieder 23
Vasiliki Chatzikonstanta 23
Katie Smith 23
Chris Dedo 23
Tyke Hawkins 22
Lippi De Carvalho 22
Robert Kemp 21
Verena Janka 19
Tuana Dincer 17
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1975
Greg Lee and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec Sorrento Beach Open.  It was the 5th win for Greg Lee, the 5th win for Jim Menges, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1980
Andy Fishburn and Dane Selznick won the Parks & Rec Marine Street Open.  It was the 9th win for Andy Fishburn, the 6th win for Dane Selznick, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1980
Ann Cunningham and Nina Matthies won the Parks & Rec Playa del Rey Open.  It was the 1st win for Ann Cunningham, the 7th win for Nina Matthies, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1986
Gail Edson and Elaine Roque won the Parks & Rec Ocean Beach Open.  It was the 1st win for Gail Edson, the 1st win for Elaine Roque, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1986
Scott Ayakatubby and Brent Frohoff won the AVP Jose Cuervo Santa Cruz Open.  It was the 3rd win for Scott Ayakatubby, the 3rd win for Brent Frohoff, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1996
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Jose Cuervo Gold Crown Boulder.  It was the 120th win for Karch Kiraly, the 81st win for Kent Steffes, and the 70th win for the team.
In 1997
Dain Blanton and Canyon Ceman won the Miller Lite/AVP Grand Slam Hermosa Beach.  It was the 1st win for Dain Blanton, the 1st win for Canyon Ceman, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1997
Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak won the WPVA Evian Irving Open.  It was the 10th win for Lisa Arce, the 44th win for Holly McPeak, and the 10th win for the team.
In 2003
Ana Paula Henkel and Sandra Pires won the FIVB Hellas Open.  It was the 2nd win for Ana Paula Henkel, the 19th win for Sandra Pires, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2003
Dain Blanton and Jeff Nygaard won the AVP San Diego Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 8th win for Dain Blanton, the 3rd win for Jeff Nygaard, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2003
Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs won the AVP San Diego Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 66th win for Holly McPeak, the 24th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 10th win for the team.
In 2008
A day after Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh set a SWATCH FIVB World Tour team mark for gold-medal finishes at 32, Brazilians Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos matched the Americans by capturing the smart Grand Slam men's title in Berlin with a 25-27, 21-19 and 15-13 win in 73 minutes over Americans Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers. Emanuel's share of the US$43,500 winner's prize also puts him over the US$2,000,000 mark in career winnings (including three seasons on the AVP tour). He becomes just the third player to top the milestone.
In 2008
Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB smart Grand Slam.  It was the 77th win for Emanuel Rego, the 50th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 34th win for the team.
In 2014
Viacheslav Krasilnikov and Konstantin Semenov won the FIVB Moscow Grand Slam.  It was the 1st win for Viacheslav Krasilnikov, the 4th win for Konstantin Semenov, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2014
April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the FIVB Moscow Grand Slam.  It was the 33rd win for April Ross, the 116th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2014
Maciej Kosiak and Maciej Rudol won the FIVB Jr/Youth Under 23 World Championships.  It was the 2nd win for Maciej Kosiak, the 1st win for Maciej Rudol, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2014
Mariafe Artacho and Nicole Laird won the FIVB Jr/Youth Under 23 World Championships.  It was the 1st win for Mariafe Artacho, the 1st win for Nicole Laird, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2019
Mariafe Artacho and Taliqua Clancy won the FIVB Warsaw Four Star.  It was the 6th win for Mariafe Artacho, the 5th win for Taliqua Clancy, and the 5th win for the team.
 
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