Name: Jake Gibb
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball
Height: 6-7
DOB: 2/6/1976
Birthplace: Bountiful, Utah
Hometown: Bountiful, Utah
College: University of Utah '02, Business
Olympic Experience
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2008
Other Career Highlights
  • MOST NOTABLE
  • Finished fifth at the 2012 and 2008 Olympic Games with then partner Sean Rosenthal
  • Tied for 19th at the 2016 Rio Olympics with Casey Patterson
  • Finished fifth at the 2015 Beach World Championships with Casey Patterson. Duo was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Brazil
  • DID YOU KNOW
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  • At the 2016 Olympics, Jake Gibb/Casey Patterson lost to Spain 21-19, 16-21, 15-7, making them 1-2 in pool play. The pair officially tied for 19th when they were eliminated after pool play due to point differential
  • During the 2016 season, finished fourth two times with Patterson for their best finishes on the FIVB World Tour
  • Took fifth place at the 2015 Hamburg Major, finishing Olympic qualification with best finishes of one gold (St. Petersburg) and one silver (Olsztyn)
  • Tied for seventh at the inaugural FIVB World Tour Finals (2015) with Casey Patterson
  • On the 2016 AVP Tour, won three events with Patterson including Huntington Beach and Manhattan Beach
  • Opened the 2015 AVP Tour winning the New Orleans Open and New York City Open, their 25th straight win and 10th team title
  • Partnered with Casey Patterson during the 2013 season. On the FIVB Tour between 2013-16, duo had two golds, silver and bronze
  • With Patterson, in 2013 the team medaled in all seven AVP events, including four-straight gold in Cincinnati, Atlantic City, St. Petersburg and Santa Barbara
  • Has earned the AVP Team of the Year title three times, 2014 and 13 with Casey Patterson and 2005 with Stein Metzger
  • Finished the 2012 season with partner Sean Rosenthal as FIVB SWATCH World Tour champions. Won the NVL event in Santa Barbara and placed second at Jose Vuervo Pro Beach Series in Huntington Beach. Knocked out of the 2012 Olympic Games after losing in their second match, to Latvia's Plavins and Smedins
  • Ranked seventh with partner Sean Rosenthal, finishing the 2008 Olympic Games tied for fifth after losing to Brazil's Santos and Rego in the quarterfinals. Also in 08, won the SWATCH FIVB World Tour even in Prague. Secured Olympic berth in Moscow (July 1-6).
  • In 2005, was named the FIVB Top Rookie and AVP MVP, an improvement off of 2004's AVP Most Improved Player accolade. With partner Stein Metzger, won four events on the AVP tour and finished second three times, third five times.
Personal: Married wife Jane in 2000 and they have one son, Crosby, and one daughter, Cora Jane...Has a twin brother, Coleman, and they are the youngest of 11 children (six boys, five girls). All the boys have the middle name Spiker, their mother's maiden name...Did not play volleyball in college. Started playing volleyball when he was 21, his first partner was his brother Coleman...In 2010, Jake found out he had testicular cancer from a USADA drug test. The cancer was removed via surgery and no further treatment was necessary. Jake is a two-time cancer survivor as he has a scar on his shoulder left from a bout with skin cancer in 2004...Graduated from Utah in 2002 with a business degree
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HONORS
FIVB Most Inspirational (2014, 2013)
FIVB Team of the Year (2012 Sean Rosenthal)
FIVB Tour Champion (2012 Sean Rosenthal)
FIVB Top Rookie (2005)
USA Volleyball Team of the Year (2013)
USA Volleyball Male Beach Athlete of the Year (2013, 2012)
AVP Most Valuable Player (2014, 2013, 2005)
AVP Team of the Year (2014 and 13 Casey Patterson, 2005 Stein Metzger)
AVP Most Improved Player (2004)

Related Links

Team USA U.S. Olympic Men's Beach Volleyball Team deep in experience
FIVB Alison and Bruno make it five in a row at Olsztyn
FIVB Gibb and Patterson win marathon Olsztyn semi
ESPN From cancer to Olympics, twice, for US beach star
Deseret News Bountiful's Jake Gibb keeps his promise, wins Pro Beach Volleyball event with fellow Utahn Casey Patterson
Video: AVP - Jake Gibb Toughest Opponent: Cancer
bleacher report Beach Veteran Jake Gibb on the Retur n of AVP and the Beach Volleyball World Tour
Photos: Sports Illustrated - Scenes from AVP Salt Lake City

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