Milwaukee to Host Beach Junior Tour Championships

By Deb Stadick | July 18, 2012, 12 a.m. (ET)

Deb Stadick
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 18, 2012) – The 2012 USA Beach Volleyball Junior Tour (BJT) will conclude with the 2012 BJT National Championships on July 28-29 at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee, Wis.

The 2012 BJT National Championship will be the largest ever with 209 teams from 20 states and 24 USA Volleyball regions.

The event will host two divisions. Sixty-six teams are set to compete in the National Division, which is open to any beach junior team wishing to compete at the year-end event.

The Open Division, offered exclusively to bid-winners, will host 143 teams. Teams earned bids into the division by finishing in the top three at a qualifying event throughout the course of the 2012 BJT season.

“Registrations for teams that were awarded bids is up more than 20 percent for this event, which is phenomenal growth year-over-year,” Tournament Director Rick Schanz of Elevation Management said.

“We would like to thank all of our regional event operators and especially the parents for helping to make this our best tour season ever. We would also like to thank our longtime sponsor, Spalding King of the Beach Balls (, and our two new sponsors, Voolii Lifestyle sportswear ( and Honu sandals ( their support, we would be unable to operate so many events across the country.”

The 2012 BJT National Championships is being held in partnership with USA Volleyball’s Badger Region, Elevation Management and Todd Gawronski of G1, Inc., with support from Visit Milwaukee.

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