Tuesday, 23 Jul 2024

Alpinetgheep: The 2016 U.S. Olympic Beach Volleyball Team Announcement

U.S. Olympic Beach Volleyball Team

The U.S. Olympic Beach Volleyball Team for the 2016 Olympic Games has been revealed. The team comprises a mix of experienced athletes and talented newcomers. In this article, we will introduce the athletes and provide some insights into their performances and achievements.

Meet the U.S. Women’s Team

April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings

April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings

April Ross, hailing from Costa Mesa, California, and Kerri Walsh Jennings, from San Jose, California, are both seasoned Olympians. Walsh Jennings is a three-time gold medalist, having previously competed with Misty May-Treanor, while Ross won a silver medal in 2012 with Jennifer Kessy. Ross and Walsh Jennings have established themselves as strong contenders, with an impressive record and several medals in the qualification period.

Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat

Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat

Lauren Fendrick, from Carlsbad, California, and Brooke Sweat, from Fort Myers, Florida, will be making their Olympic debut. Fendrick and Sweat have shown tremendous dedication and perseverance to secure their spot in the U.S. Olympic team. Their hard work paid off when they solidified their berth at the final event of the qualification rankings in Hamburg, Germany.

The U.S. Men’s Team

Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena

Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena

Phil Dalhausser, who won Olympic gold in 2008 with Todd Rogers, will now team up with Olympic newcomer Nick Lucena. After a mid-season partner switch, Dalhausser and Lucena quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with. They earned their qualification requirements and secured the third seed at the Olympic Games by winning gold in Hamburg, Germany.

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Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson

Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson

Jake Gibb, a two-time Olympian, will be partnering with first-time Olympian Casey Patterson. Gibb and Patterson have consistently ranked among the top U.S. men’s teams during the two-year Olympic qualification season. Their focus is set on achieving a medal at the Olympics, and they are determined to give their best performance in Rio.


How were the teams selected?

The U.S. Olympic Beach Volleyball Team was selected based on the athletes’ performances in the 2015-16 FIVB World Tour. The top eight athletes in each gender earned the distinction of representing the United States at the Olympic Games.

What are the expectations for the U.S. team?

The U.S. has a strong legacy in beach volleyball, having won gold at every Olympic Games since the sport’s inception in 1996. The expectations for the U.S. team are high, and all four teams are determined to deliver record-breaking performances in Rio.


The 2016 U.S. Olympic Beach Volleyball Team is a formidable group of athletes who have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of excellence in their sport. With a mix of experienced Olympians and talented newcomers, the team is ready to showcase their skills on the world stage. We wish them the best of luck in the upcoming Olympic Games!

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