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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 17, 2012) — The 2012 USA Beach Junior Tour stopped in Seattle, Wash. on July 1 for the Western Open.
The one-day beach volleyball event hosted teams in five age divisions: Girls’ 18 and under (18U), Girls’ 16U, Girls’ 14U, Girls’ 12U and Boys’ 14U.
The top three finishers in each age division earned bids to the 2012 USA Beach Junior Tour National Championship in Milwaukee, Wis. July 28-29.
Maria Darling and Sarah Pulaski took first in the Girls’ 18U age division. They defeated Kiani Clissold and Jennifer Gell in the championship match. Natalia Jewett and Holly Dugger shared third place with Alexia Elliott-Free and Jaiya Elliott-Free.
In the Girls’ 16U age division, Madi Solis and Kayla Heman shared third-place accolades with Kylie Lenox and Brooke Mauga. Eastyn Baleto and Raelin Magaoay defeated Alicia Richardson and Anna Crabtree in the finals to claim first place.
The Girls’ 14U age division was won by Gabrielle Flake and Kristen Hertzog, who defeated Taylor Elop and Nikole Pham in the finals. Third place went to Gaby Demick and Delaney Hopen along with Ryleigh Burdick and Loryn Timian.
Alexa McClintock and Kamarin Root took first in the Girls’ 12U age division after defeating Kendi Solis and Karina Dahlquist in the finals. Maisy Flores and Jomary Olympio tied for third with Camryn Bristow and Andrew Ruben.
Ryan Losch and Adam Tainter claimed first place in the Boys’ 14U age division.