Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Birth Year: 1975
Resides: Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Olympic History: None
Web site: www.caseytjennings.com
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Competed in four FIVB events... Finished second at the Sao Paulo Grand Slam with Phil Dalhausser... Place 17th at Long Beach Grand Slam with Stafford Slick... Won the NORCECA Circuit event in Toluca, Mexico with Slick. 2012 – Played in five FIVB World Tour events with Bill Strickland... The team's best finish was 25th in Gstaad, Switzerland. 2011 – Played in 10 FIVB World Tour events, most with Kevin Wong... The team's best finish was fifth in Klagenfurt, Austria (8/2-7) and seventh in Agadir, Morocco (10/4-9)... Also played one tournament each with Curt Toppel and Casey Patterson... Jennings and his partners earned $20,250 for the season. 2010 – Casey played the final two FIVB events of the season with Kevin Wong. The team had to play in the qualification round to advance to the main draw of both tournaments… The team placed ninth in Aland, Finland, and won the final event in The Hague, Netherlands, for Casey’s first FIVB victory… The team won $18,000 together… Casey began the season partnering with Brad Keenan… The pair competed in 10 FIVB events with their best finish a fourth at the Grand Slam in Moscow (6/8-14)… They also had three ninth-place finishes in Brasilia, Shanghai and Gstaad… The team earned a total of $32,050. 2009 – Won an FIVB silver medal in Poland with Fuerbringer in Jennings’ first title match of his career… The duo finished the FIVB tour with three ninth-place finishes in Grand Slam events… They won a total of $33,800. 2008 – Casey and Matt Fuerbringer played in eight FIVB events in an attempt to qualify for the Olympics… Their best finish was third in Zagreb, Croatia… They finished third among the U.S. teams, but only the top two advanced to the Olympic Games in Beijing… Casey and Matt won a total of $35,350. 2007– Jennings played in one FIVB event with partner Matt Fuerbringer and finished 17th. 2006 – Played in five FIVB World Tour events with partner Matt Fuerbringer. The pair had its top finish at 13th. 2004 – Casey and Matt Fuerbringer played together in two FIVB World events. 2003 – Had a season best of ninth place throughout six FIVB events with partner Fuerbringer. 2002 – Had three different partners in four FIVB appearances. Jennings paired with Brad Torsone at two events and Chip McCaw and Carl Henkel, both with one event each.
DOMESTIC HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Played in seven AVP Tour events... Won his first Manhattan Beach title with Matt Fuerbringer, who came out of retirement to play with his former partner... Placed fifth in Cincinnati with Matt Prosser. 2012 – Finished seventh at Hermosa Beach Open (Pro Beach Series) with Bill Strickland (7/22-24)... Placed ninth at Chicago and Manhattan Beach with Strickland... Placed 13th at AVP in Cincinnati with Bill Strickland (8/30-9/2) 2011 – Won the Hermosa Beach Open (Pro Beach Series) with Brazil's Pedro Salgado (9/23-25)... Finished seventh at the Wide Open event in Hermosa with Scott Lane (8/20-21) and seventh at the NVL event in Miami with Canada's Ben Saxton ((/10-11)... Placed ninth at NVL in Malibu with Andrew Fuller (7/23-24). 2010 – Casey and Jake Gibb placed third at the Cincinnati Pro Beach Volleyball Players Championship on Sept. 3-5 in Cincinnati, Ohio… Casey and Brad Keenan competed in six AVP events before the tour ceased operations on Aug. 13… Their best finish was third in Hermosa Beach (7/16-18)… They also had three fifth-place finishes in Huntington Beach, Calif. (6/3-6), Belmar, N.J. (6/25-27) and Long Beach, Calif. (7/24-25). 2009 – Casey and Matt Fuerbringer played in eight AVP Tour events with their best finish a third in Ocean City, Md. (6/18-21). They also finished fifth in Houston (5/15-17) and Manhattan Beach (7/16-19). They won a total of $23,115… Casey competed in five AVP Hot Winter Nights events, winning two and finishing second in the other three for total winnings of $15,625. 2008 – Casey and Matt Fuerbringer played in 11 events on the AVP Tour. The team won one event in San Diego (8/1-3) and finished second in Hermosa Beach (6/5-8). They also had five third-place finishes: Miami (4/10-13), Dallas (4/17-20), Huntington Beach (5/1-3), Mason, Ohio (8/29-31) and Manhattan Beach (9/17-21). They won a total of $68,425... The team finished third in the AVP Cuervo tournament on May 4 in Huntington Beach… Casey also played in seven AVP Hot Winter Night events, winning three and finishing with $22,250 in winnings. 2007 – Casey finished the AVP tour with Matt Fuerbringer. The team played in seven events, winning in San Francisco (9/14-16), finishing second in Boston (8/16-18) and placing third in Mason, Ohio (8/30-9/1). As a team they won a total of $41,350… Casey played in the first 10 AVP Tour events with Mark Williams. The pair placed third in Louisville, Ky., and Charleston, S.C. As a team they won a total of $25,724. 2006 – Casey and Matt Fuerbringer played in 15 AVP tour events. They won the event in Seaside Heights, N.J. (6/29-7/2) and finished third six times. They won a total of $66,825. 2005 – Casey and Matt Fuerbringer played in 13 AVP tour events as a team. They won the events in San Diego (6/10-12) and Hermosa Beach (7/21-23). The team finished second at Belmar, N.J. (7/8-10) and third in Austin (4/29-5/1), Boulder (8/26-28) and Chicago (9/1-3)… They won $68,200 as a team. 2004 – Casey and Matt Fuerbringer played in 11 AVP tour events as a team, winning the tournament in Belmar, N.J. (7/8-11) and placing second in Fort Lauderdale (4/2-4) and Manhattan Beach (6/4-6). They won a total of $34,205. 2003 – Casey and Matt Fuerbringer played in nine AVP tour events, finishing second four times: Fort Lauderdale (4/4-6), Hermosa Beach (6/6-8), San Diego (6/13-15) and Belmar, N.J. (7/25-27). They also finished third at Manhattan Beach (8/7-10). They won a total of $28,290. 2002 – Casey played in six AVP tour events with four different partners. He finished third in Chicago with Carl Henkel. He also had seventh- and ninth-place finishes with Brad Torsone. His teams won a total of $7,255.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Attended Orange Coast College and Golden West College… Later transferred to BYU… Graduated from BYU in 2001 with a degree in Sociology… Played four years of collegiate volleyball… Helped lead BYU to the 1999 NCAA National Championship… Named to the Mountain West Honorable Mention team for his play
PERSONAL: Born Casey Thomas Jennings in 1975 in Reno, Nev. … Parents are Michael Jennings and Julie Jennings … He is the youngest of five brothers Chandler, Troy, Jason and Joey … Has two sisters Kellli and KC … Married U.S. beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh in 2005... The couple has two sons, Joseph (2009) and Sundance (2010) and a daughter, Scout (2013). Casey attended Clark High School from 1989-93… Played both soccer and volleyball in high school… Was named All-State during his high school career… Hobbies include snowboarding, music, making home movies and golfing… Favorite television show is Seinfeld… Favorite movies are Cool Hand Luke and True Romance… Role models are his “friends and family because they are true to speed."
PARTNERS: 2013 – Stafford Slick, Matt Fuerbringer, Matt Prosser, Steve Grotowski, Nils Nielsen, Phil Dalhausser, Theo Brunner. 2012 – Bill Strickland. 2011 – Kevin Wong, Curt Toppel, Casey Patterson. 2010 – Kevin Wong, Brad Keenan. 2009 – Matt Fuerbringer. 2008 – Matt Fuerbringer. 2007 – Matt Fuerbringer, Mark Williams. 2006 – Matt Fuerbringer. 2004 – Matt Fuerbringer. 2003 – Matt Fuerbringer. 2002 – Brad Torsone, Chip McCaw, Carl Henkel.
Updated January 2014
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