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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 16, 2012) — The 2012 USA Beach Junior Tour hosted its final event of the season, the 31st annual Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament on Aug. 10-11 in Seaside, Ore.
The event’s junior division hosted more than 250 teams from three states.
The teams were divided into six age division: Girls’ 18 and under (18U), Girls’ 16U, Girls’ 14U, Girls’ 12U, Boys’ 18U and Boys’ 14U.
The Girls’ 18U age division was won by the sister team of Emma and Sophie Peel (Portland, Ore.) just weeks after they claimed third place at the 2012 USA Beach Junior Tour National Championship in Milwaukee, Wis.
The Peel sisters defeated Sydney Hayes and Lexie Skordahl (Vancouver, Wash.) in the championship match. Third place went to McKenzie Elliott and Brindi Langley (Camas, Ore.)
Shayne McPherson and Eastyn Baleto (Seattle, Wash.) won the Girls’ 16U age division, defeating Kyla Militante and Meaghan Turner (Hillsboro, Ore.) in the finals. Maddy Franek and Jocelyn Peterson (Portland, Ore.) shared third place with Lauren Harris and Christina Elliott (Camas, Wash.).
The Girls’ 14U age division crowned Brooke VanSickle and Kyla Robinson (Vancouver, Wash.) champions. Courtney Paxton and Reid Jacobson (Portland, Ore.) came in second. Natalie Bauar and Page Heller (Vancouver, Wash.) shared third place with Beth Bobzien and Selena Batiste (Portland, Ore.).
In the Girls’ 12U age division, Grave Nelson and Descinda Slaughter (Eugene, Ore.) shared third place honors with Jessie Brigham and Ashlynn Cantwell (Sisters, Ore.). Michelle Shaffer and Cara McClean (California) claimed gold after defeating Hailey Ryan and Pierce Jacobson (Portland, Ore.) in the finals.
The Boys’ 18U age division was won by Grant and Cole Thompson (Seal Beach, Calif.). They defeated Sam Bondar and Alex Sellshig (Vancouver, Wash.) in the championship match. Third place was shared by Philip Kolychev and Roman Truderong (Vancouver, Wash.) and Blake Nelson and Anthony Nguyen (Eugene, Ore.).
The Boys’ 14U age division was won by George and Gabriel Dyer (San Clemente, Calif.) after they defeated Nik Turcinec and Alex Hill (Seattle, Wash.) in the championship match. Eddie Martinev and David Panfilov (Portland, Ore.) took third place in the division.