Ryan Doherty started competing professionally in beach volleyball in 2010, but in 2013, his career took a big step forward when he paired with Olympic gold medalist Todd Rogers and competed internationally for the first time.
Doherty's 2013 season was full of highs and lows. He made it through with his sense of humor in tact.
We were lucky enough to catch up with Ryan for this video interview during his January visit to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
And just to let you know, we did discuss Doherty's plans for the 2014 season with him, but those plans have since changed so we took that part out. You can read about his current plans on his web site at Ryan-Doherty.com.