USA Junior Olympic Boys' Championships Get Started in Sandy

July 03, 2008, 2:19 a.m. (ET)

B.J. Evans
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: 719-228-6800

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 2, 2008) – More than 400 of the nation’s best boys’ junior volleyball teams are in Sandy, Utah, for the 2008 USA Junior Olympic Boys’ Volleyball National Championships at the South Towne Exposition Center.

The competition began Wednesday with pool play matches. The first match final will be played Friday and will continue daily until the tournament’s completion on July 9.

More than 35,000 athletes, coaches, families and friends are expected to travel to Utah for the event.

“We are excited about bringing another USA Junior Olympic Volleyball National Championship to Utah,” said Mike Chandler, USA Volleyball’s Managing Director of Events. “The USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championships events previously hosted were a tremendous success due to the great support received from the local organizing committee and the community. We are excited to be returning to Utah.”

Fans who can’t make it to Sandy can view results on the USA Volleyball web site at

2008 USA Junior Olympic Boys’ Volleyball National Championships
Finals Schedule

Friday, July 4: 12 Club
Saturday, July 5: 18 Open, 18 Club, 13 Club
Sunday, July 6: 16 Open, 16 Club
Monday, July 7: 15 Open, 15 Club
Tuesday, July 8: 14 Open, 14 Club
Wednesday, July 9: 17 Open, 17 Club