Colorado Hosts Rocky Mountain Open
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 20, 2013) – The 2013 Junior Beach Tour continued on June 8 as 37 teams competed in the Rocky Mountain Open in Broomfield, Colo.
The top three teams in each division earned bids for the Invitational Division at the National Championships, held on July 27-28 in Milwaukee, Wis.
Four teams competed in the girls’ 12-and-under division, which was topped by the duo of Lily Thomason and Cassie Pyles. Baylie Till and Dani Schell finished in second place, while Clara Sparks and Camille Burroughs finished third.
The girls’ 14U division consisted of 13 teams and saw Raychel Reed and Shaylee Befus grab first place. Christine and Caroline Schmiedeler earned second place over Tyler Lindgren and Kaylin Lillard, who placed third.
The team of Haley Hummel and Sophie Mosko won the girls’ 16U division, in which 13 teams competed. Second place went to Emma Richard and Mikayla Dennis, and third was nabbed by Morgan Grelle and Emiley Larson.
Seven teams made up the girls’ 18U division, in which the pair of Nicole Palmer and Aimee Steinwand won first place. Katie Pyles and Katie Mackey nabbed second, and Julie Ward and Serina Nickle finished in third.
Five USAV Junior Beach Tour events scheduled for this upcoming weekend include the Santa Monica Open (June 22 in Santa Monica, Calif.), the Heart of America Open (June 22-23 in Kansas City, Mo.), the Lone Star Beach Classic (June 22-23 in Austin, Texas), the Central Open 2 (June 23 in Milwaukee, Wis.) and the Great Lakes Open (June 23 in Rochester, N.Y.).
For more information or to register, visit teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Events/Beach/2013-USAV-Junior-Beach-Tour.aspx.