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Todd Rogers


Todd Rogers
  • 2012
  • 2008

Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
Birth Year: 1973
Resides: Solvang, Calif.
Height: 6-2
College: UC Santa Barbara
Olympic History: 2008 Men's Beach Volleyball (Gold Medal), 2012 Men's Beach Volleyball (9th place)
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INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Competed in nine FIVB events with Ryan Doherty... Best finish was ninth in Long Beach, Calif. ... Finished 17th in Xiamen, China with Theo Brunner... Rogers and Doherty opened the season finishing second at the NORCECA event in Cayman Islands. 2012 – With Phil Dalhausser, finished the season in third place on the FIVB SWATCH World Tour. In their final FIVB event of the season, one week after the Olympic Games, they won the bronze medal at the Mazury Orlen Grand Slam in Stare Jablonki, Poland (8/14-19)… Rogers and Dalhausser finished tied for ninth at the Olympic Games in London. They went 3-0 in pool play before losing in the first round of single elimination to the Italian team of Nicolai Paolo and Daniele Lupo, 21-17, 21-19. Rogers was tied for eighth among all men’s Olympic beach players in digs with 56 in four matches (nine sets) and a success percentage of .50… Rogers and Dalhausser began the season with wins at the Brasilia Open (4/17-22 in Brazil) and Shanghai Open (5/1-6 in China)… Earned bronze in Prague (5/22-27)... Took fourth in Gstaad (7/3-8) and ninth in Berlin (7/10-14) after being eliminated by U.S. teammates Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal... In their final tournament before London, Phil and Todd finished fourth at Klagenfurt, Austria (7/17-22), after having to forfeit the bronze medal match to Gibb and Rosenthal due to injury. 2011 – Rogers and Dalhausser began the year with two gold medals, and established an FIVB record for consecutive match wins - 40 straight until the gold medal match in Prague where they lost to Brazil's Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego... After the team finished second in Prague, they competed in Beijing where Dalhausser suffered a sprained ankle and the pair had to forfeit in the third round to finish tied for fifth... The team finished ninth at the World Championships in Rome and fifth at the Grand Slam in Stavanger before returning to the podium with a silver medal in Gstaad... Rogers and Dalhausser medaled in their final five events, including victories in Quebec and Stare Jablonki, Poland... In Aland, Finland, Rogers and Dalhausser had to forfeit the gold medal match after Rogers suffered a knee injury that ended up requiring surgery... The team finished the season in second place in the FIVB World Tour rankings and winning $144,200. They finished the season ranked first in the FIVB beach technical rankings and first in the rankings for Olympic qualification. 2010 – Rogers and Phil Dalhausser became the first American men’s team to win the SWATCH FIVB World Tour championship since the early 1990s when Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos were the top international team when the season overlapped two years (1992-1993). Rogers and Dalhausser also established a record for winnings by a men’s team in a single-season with US$387,700 in earnings… Rogers and Dalhausser were named the FIVB’s Team of the Year after capturing nine SWATCH FIVB World Tour titles in 2010, including Grand Slam gold medals in Italy (Rome), Switzerland (Gstaad), Austria (Klagenfurt) and Poland (Stare Jablonki) along with second- and third-place finishes at major events in Russia (Moscow) and Norway (Stavanger), respectively… Rogers and Dalhausser won their 500th match as a team when they defeated Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil of the Netherlands on July 31 while playing at the FIVB event in Klagenfurt, Austria… The team ended the season with a 23-match winning streak and it won 75 of 86 matches in 2010... The only SWATCH FIVB tournament where Rogers and Dalhausser did not medal was the May event in Shanghai, China, where they finished fourth… Rogers and Dalhausser came through the contender's bracket to win the season opener in Brasilia, becoming the first American team to win a title in Brazil since 1996. 2009 – Rogers and Phil Dalhausser won the men's title at the AVP World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil in Glendale, Ariz., which pitted top U.S. beach teams against top teams from Brazil... Rogers and Dalhausser played in five FIVB international tournaments and won two (Marseille, France and Klagenfurt, Austria). In Marseille, Rogers and Dalhausser ended the record 25-match winning streak by Germany's Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann. Rogers and Dalhausser finished third at the FIVB World Championships in Stavanger, Norway. Todd was third among all players in digs with 59 digs in 16 sets (3.69). The team won $72,950 internationally for the season and is ranked ninth. 2008 – Rogers and Phil Dalhausser became the third U.S. men's team to win an Olympic gold medal in Beijing. Rogers and Dalhausser went 6-1 at the Olympic tournament after losing their opening match to Latvia's 23rd-ranked Martins Plavins and Aleksandrs Samoilovs. Rogers tied for first among all hitters with 125 kills in seven matches. He was second among diggers with 43. Rogers and Dalhausser had the most Olympic qualifying points of any team in the Games, but were ranked second due to an FIVB rule that allows the host country the top ranking if it has a team in the top six... Phil and Todd played in six FIVB World Tour events in 2008 as they worked to secure Olympic qualification and won the last three Grand Slam events (in Paris, France; Stavanger, Norway; Moscow, Russia)... They finished second in one event (Berlin, Germany) and third in two (Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy; Adelaide, Australia)... Rogers was named the Most Outstanding Player in Paris, France... The team has won $94,000.  2007 – Rogers and Dalhausser won the first world championship for a U.S. men's beach team in Gstaad, Switzerland... Competed in six FIVB tournaments winning one gold medal, one silver and one bronze. Won $68,250. 2006 – Rogers and Dalhausser played in six tournaments with one first-place finish, one second and one third. Won $49,350. 2005 – Rogers and Dalhausser played in seven tournaments finishing in the top 10 six times... Finished the season ranked 27th... Earned $38,325 in prize money. 2004 – Just missed qualifying for the 2004 Olympics, finishing as the third-ranked U.S. team in the two-year process. Rogers and Scott were the fourth-highest ranked team worldwide to not qualify for the Olympics (due to country quotas)... Appeared in 11 tournaments... Ranked 21st for the season... Earned $39,075. 2003 – Played in eight tournaments finishing in the top 10 six times... Finished the season ranked 32nd...Received $22,750. 2002 - Played in seven tournaments... Ended the season ranked 43rd...Received $13,013. 2001 – Played in nine tournaments finishing in the top 10 four times... Finished the season with a 26th ranking...Earned $21,750. 2000 – Won one gold medal in tour tournament appearances... Ranked 56th for the season... Received $20,500. 1999 – Made one tournament appearance... Finished the season ranked 341st. 1997 – Made his debut by finishing 9th in his only tournament... Ranked 80th for the season... Earned $3,100.

DOMESTIC HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Rogers and Doherty placed second at the AVP event in Salt Lake City and third at Manhattan Beach and Atlantic City. As a team, they won $20,125. 2012 – Placed second with Phil Dalhausser at the NVL Preakness... Placed third with Dalhausser at the AVP event in Cincinnati. 2010 – Rogers and Dalhausser advanced to the final of the AVP season opener in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but the final was canceled due to rain and so they finished tied for second with Nick Lucena and Matt Fuerbringer…Rogers and Dalhausser won the other five AVP tournaments in which they competed in 2010 before the AVP ceased operations on Aug. 13… The pair won 34 matches and lost only six sets. Won $59,750 for the season… Rogers and Dalhausser ended the domestic season by playing in the "Cincinnati Pro Beach Volleyball Players Championship" where they lost to Sean Scott and John Hyden in the final. 2009 – Rogers and Dalhausser won nine of 15 AVP tournaments with four second-place finishes and one third. The team won $195,170 and finished as the top-ranked men's AVP team. 2008 Phil and Todd won 11 out of 15 AVP tournaments with two second-place finishes and two thirds. They won $186,000. They finished third at AVP Cuervo. 2008 – Rogers and Dalhausser competed in 15 AVP tournaments, winning 11, including Manhattan Beach, finishing second twice and third once. They won a combined $180,000 and Todd finished the season ranked first. 2007 – Played in 17 AVP tournaments with 10 first-place finishes, including Manhattan Beach, two seconds, four thirds and one fourth. Won $207,750 and finished season ranked first. 2006 – Played in 16 AVP tournaments and finished first nine times with one second-place finish and four thirds. Finished in the top-10 in all 16 tourneys. Won $163,975 and finished season ranked 3rd. 2005 – Played in 13 AVP tournaments with three first-place finishes, two second place and one third. Had a total of 11 top-10 finishes. Won $81,150 and finished season ranked 9th. 2004 – Played in eight AVP tournaments with one gold medal, two silver and three bronze. Finished in top-10 in seven out of eight tourneys. Won $33,612.50 and finished season ranked 15th. 2003 – Played in eight AVP tournaments with one second- and one third- place finish. Finished in top 10 in all eight. Won $16,257.50 and finished season ranked 16th. 2002 – Played in six AVP tournaments with five top-10 finishes. Won a total of $10,200 and finished season ranked 15th. 2001 – Played in four AVP events winning one gold and one silver. Played in two Beach Volleyball America events, winning one gold and one silver. Won a total of $31, 410. 2000 – Played in 11 AVP tournaments, finishing first two times and second two times.  Also won one USAV tournament. Won a total of $54,375. 1995-1999 – Played in 60 domestic (AVP and USAV) tournaments, winning two, finishing second three times and placing third four times. Won a total of $143,349.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 1996 – All American. 1995 – All American

PERSONAL: Todd Jonathan Rogers, born in 1973 in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Parents are David and Heidi Rogers... Todd has a brother named Dean... Todd is married to Melissa Masonheimer Rogers... They have one daughter (Hannah) and one son (Nate)... Todd's nickname is "The Professor"... Received a degree in religious studies with a minor in coaching from UC Santa Barbara in 1996... Still ranks second at Santa Barbara in career digs with 783... Was the assistant men's volleyball coach at UCSB from 2000 to 2005... Graduated from San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1991. Beach volleyball player Dax Holdren was Rogers' teammate at San Marcos. They went on to play together from 1997-2001... Was twice named best athlete in high school... Also enjoys reading, surfing, soccer and hiking... Built a beach volleyball court in his backyard.

PARTNERS: 2013 – Ryan Doherty. Theo Brunner. 2012 – Phil Dalhausser 2011 – Phil Dalhausser 2010 – Phil Dalhausser. 2009 – Phil Dalhausser. 2008 – Phil Dalhausser. 2007 – Phil Dalhausser. 2006 – Phil Dalhausser. 2005 – Phil Dalhausser, Sean Scott. 2004 – Sean Scott. 2003 – Sean Scott. 2002 – Sean Scott. 2001 – Sean Scott, Dax Holdren. 2000 – Dax Holdren, Stein Metzger. 1999 – Dax Holdren. 1997 – Dax Holdren.

HONORS: 2010 – FIVB Best Defensive Player. FIVB Team of the Year (Phil Dalhausser)… FIVB Tour Champion  (Phil Dalhausser). 2009 - Crocs Cup Champion (with Dalhausser). AVP Team of the Year (with Dalhausser). 2008 – FIVB Defensive Player. FIVB Most Inspirational Player. AVP Defensive Player. AVP Crocs Cup Champion (with Dalhausser). AVP Team of the Year (with Dalhausser). 2007 – USA Volleyball Male Beach Volleyball Player of the Year... AVP Team of the Year and Crocs Cup Champion (with Dalhausser) and AVP Best Defensive Player. 2006 – AVP Most Valuable Player and Best Defensive Player. 2005 – Named FIVB Best Setter... AVP Best Defensive Player.  2004 – Named Best Defensive Player by the AVP. 1997 – AVP Rookie of the Year.

Updated January 2014

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