2014 AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour to include Milwaukee
Milwaukee one of seven tournaments across the country from May-September
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Milwaukee, WI – March 24, 2014 – The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), the premiere domestic professional beach volleyball tour in the U.S., has officially announced its 2014 schedule, featuring Milwaukee as one of seven tournaments across the country from May through September. Other tournament venues include St. Petersburg, FL; Salt Lake City, UT; Manhattan Beach; CA; Cincinnati, OH; Atlantic City, NJ and Huntington Beach, CA.
The AVP is the exclusive domestic beach volleyball home of the nation’s top athletes, including Olympic gold medalists Kerri Walsh-Jennings (2004, 2008, 2012), Todd Rogers (2008) and Phil Dalhausser (2008); Olympic silver medalists April Ross (2012) and Jen Kessy (2012); two-time Olympians Jake Gibb (2008, 2012) and Sean Rosenthal (2008, 2012); and Olympian Nicole Branagh (2008).
The tour also features many up-and-coming stars that are helping build the future of the sport, such as Casey Patterson, Theo Brunner, Summer Ross, Emily Day and 2013 AVP rookies of the year Tri Bourne and Lane Carico.
“On behalf of my partners, sponsors and supporters, we are honored and humbled to host the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour at Bradford Beach,” said local volleyball promoter Todd Gawronski of G1, Inc. “We are excited to showcase the world’s best beach volleyball teams and provide a great weekend of sports and entertainment to those who will be visiting Milwaukee.”
Tickets for the 2014 AVP tournaments will go on sale in the coming weeks, and information will be available at www.AVP.com.
Six of the cities where the AVP will play in 2014 were also on last year’s schedule. The tour looks forward to Milwaukee this season for the first time since 1998, when beach volleyball legend Karch Kiraly took home one of his record 148 tournament titles along the shore of Lake Michigan. Each of the AVP’s seven tour stops will feature three days of world-class beach volleyball competition featuring Olympic champions and world-renowned athletes competing in an unmatched beach-party atmosphere filled with, music, food and interactive activities.
“The 2014 AVP schedule is our strongest and most exciting to date,” AVP Managing Partner Donald Sun said. “The six cities that we’re returning to this year have shown tremendous support for the AVP and our athletes, and the continued growth of the tour is a testament to the strength of our sport. We’re also thrilled to be adding Milwaukee as a tour stop for the first time in many years. We know that Milwaukee has a large and vibrant base of people who are passionate about volleyball, and we’re looking forward to brining the excitement of an AVP tournament to them.”
For more on the AVP and the 2014 schedule of tournaments: www.avp.com.
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About the AVP
Established in 1983, the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) produces, markets and distributes volleyball events worldwide, including the popular AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. While promoting family-oriented events and supporting a healthy lifestyle, the AVP is best known for its world-class athletes, who have won numerous Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the Olympic games. The AVP headquarters are in Costa Mesa, California, USA
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Please click here for the 2014 Badger Region Boys High Performance Training Team selections, alternates and additional information.
Please click here for the 2014 Badger Region Girls High Performance Training Team selections, alternates and additional information.
We had a great time at the second installment of the 2014 Badger Region Championships. Thanks to all the players, parents, coaches, officials and club directors who participated.
Complete results for each age division can be found here.
1st Place: West Allis Lightning 12-1
2nd Place: I AM Volleyball Club 12′s
3rd Place: Milwaukee Volleyball Club 12 Nick
1st Place: West Allis Lightning 13′s
2nd Place: Milwaukee Volleyball Club 13 Jon
3rd Place: Southwest Volleyball Club 13′s
3rd Place: Muskego Stars 13 Black
1st Place: West Allis Lightning 14′s
2nd Place: Milwaukee Volleyball Club 14 Brian
3rd Place: Southport Volleyball Club 14′s
1st Place: Milwaukee Volleyball Club 15 Jim
2nd Place: West Allis Lightning 15′s
3rd Place: Milwaukee Volleyball Club 15 Phil
3rd Place: Lake Country Boys Volleyball Club 15′s
1st Place: West Allis Lightning 16′s
2nd Place: Milwaukee Volleyball Club 16′s
3rd Place: Lake Country Boys Volleyball Club 16′s
3rd Place: Wisconsin Volleyball Academy Nightmares 16 Black
1st Place: Milwaukee Volleyball Club 17 Jacob
2nd Place: West Allis Lightning 17′s
3rd Place: Milwaukee Volleyball Club 17 Bobby
1st Place: Milwaukee Volleyball Club 18 Jake
2nd Place: West Allis Lightning 18′s
3rd Place: Capital Volleyball Academy 18 Blue
3rd Place: Southport Volleyball Club 18′s
GIRLS 12 (Club Division)
1st Place: River City 12 Blue
2nd Place: Wisconsin Juniors 12 ROX
3rd Place: Capital Volleyball Academy 12 Navy
3rd Place: Burlington Elite 12 Black
GIRLS 12 (Open Division)
1st Place: Wisconsin Juniors 12 Elite
2nd Place: Milwaukee Sting 12 Gold
>3rd Place: West Bend Elite 12 Blue
3rd Place: Milwaukee Sting 12 Black
GIRLS 14 (Club Division)
1st Place: Fond Du Lac Fusion 14 Purple
2nd Place: Racine Juniors 14 National
3rd Place: Wisconsin Heights 14′s
3rd Place: Wisconsin Volleyball Academy 14 White
GIRLS 14 (Open Division)
1st Place: Milwaukee Sting 14 Gold
2nd Place: Milwaukee Sting 14 Black
3rd Place: Wisconsin Juniors 14-1
3rd Place: Motion Volleyball Program 14 Green
GIRLS 17 (Club Division)
1st Place: FC Elite 17-2
2nd Place Fox Valley Thunder 17-1
3rd Place: Wisconsin Ice 17 Purple
3rd Place: I AM Volleyball Club 17′s
GIRLS 17 (Open Division)
1st Place: Wisconsin Volleyball Academy 17 Black
2nd Place: FC Elite 17-1
3rd Place: Milwaukee Sting 17 Gold
3rd Place: West Allis Lightning 17′s
GIRLS 18 (Club Division)
1st Place: Fond Du Lac Fusion 18 Purple
2nd Place: Wisconsin Performance 18 R
3rd Place: V-Hawk Extreme 18 Cardinal
3rd Place: CWVC 18-1
GIRLS 18 (Open Division)
1st Place: Milwaukee Sting 18 Gold
2nd Place: Capital Volleyball Academy 18 Navy
3rd Place: Milwaukee Sting 18 Black
3rd Place: Wisconsin Select 18′s
The second weekend (March 29-30) of the Badger Region Championships is upon us! Please see the important information outlined below and visit our Badger Region Championships page for more in-depth information.
Up-to-date team schedules can be found at Advanced Event Systems.
All Boys, Girls 12 Club, Girls 12 Open, Girls 14 Club, Girls 14 Open, Girls 17 Club, Girls 17 Open, Girls 18 Club, Girls 18 Open
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Center Court: 815 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188
Tickets for the Wisconsin Center can be purchased in advance on Friday, March 28 @ 5 PM. Ticket booths will open at 6:30 AM on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30. Tickets for Center Court can be purchased starting at 1 PM on Saturday, March 29 and 7:00 AM on Sunday, March 30. Two-day passes cost $10, while one-day passes cost $6 and children five or under are free.