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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 17, 2012) — The 2012 USA Beach Junior Tour held the Hawkeye Open in Des Moines, Iowa on July 14.
The one-day beach volleyball tournament hosted five age divisions: Boys’ 18 and under (18U), Girls’ 18U, Girls’ 16U, Girls’ 14U and Girls’ 12U.
The Boys’ 18U age division was won by Alex Root and Danny Murphy.
Emily Erichsen and Amy Donaghy took first in the Girls’ 18 age division. They defeated Jess Jones and Jenny Roberts in the finals. Paige Carney and Haley Meyers shared third with Elise Brown and Linnea Stephens.
The Girls’ 16U age division crowned McKenzie Haite and Alyssa Kvarta champions. Second place went to Emily Hanson and Abby Hallman. Taylor Shipley and Sarah Hunemiller shared third-place accolades with Danielle Stachura and Olivia Wilde.
Ellie Anderson and Jade Putz shared third with Ellie Anderson and Jade Putz in the Girls’ 14U age division. Sam Sixta and Erin Reysack took first after defeating Jasmine Schmidt and Ashlyn Power in the championship match.
Morgan James and Claire Andry took first place in the Girls’ 12U age division. Second place went to Tayah Mahi and Majda Suljic. Miranda Greathouse and Cheyenne Wright shared third place with Halia Mahi and Bree Thompson.