2015 FIVB Beach World Championships

Four men's and three women's beach teams earned spots at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, being held in The Netherlands June 26 - July 5. Brazil won their country one men's and women's spot in the 2016 Olympic Games, the Brazilian women swept the podium.


U.S. athletes competing. Follow their profiles and social media accounts throughout the FIVB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

Ryan Doherty        John Mayer  
Jake Gibb          Casey Patterson  
John Hyden          Tri Bourne   
Nick Lucena         Theo Brunner  
Jennifer Kessy          Emily Day   
Lauren Fendrick          Brooke Sweat   
April Ross          Kerri Walsh Jennings   

Preliminary pool play, June 26-30, will be hosted in The Hague, Amsterdam, Apeldoorn and Rotterdam. Knockout rounds begin July 1. The semifinals and finals for both genders will be played in The Hague. The women's championship is July 4, the men's July 5. Matches begin in 12 pools, four teams each. The top two teams from each pool will advance to the First Round, beginning July 1, alongside eight additional teams that finish tops based on match points, sets ratio and points ratio.


Photos of Lucena/Brunner in the semifinal and bronze medal

Posted by USA Volleyball on Saturday, July 4, 2015
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July 5 Brunner and Lucena finish fourth at FIVB Beach World Championships
July 5 Photos: Best of the Beach World Championships
July 5 Serving superstar Evandro powers Brazil to bronze
July 4 Bronze medal matchup for Beach's Brunner and Lucena
July 4 FIVB USA's Brunner/Lucena trying to capture magic from season's past
July 4 FIVB Lucena & Brunner take the underdog approach
July 3 Brunner and Lucena preparing for semifinals
July 3 FIVB Video Tri Bourne goes the distance for the dig
July 2 Lucena and Brunner on to Beach World Championships semifinals
July 2 Four beach teams on to the quarterfinals at World Champs
July 2 FIVB Lucena and Brunner lead semfinals charges as Amsterdam closes for business
July 2 FIVB Alluring Apeldoorn anxiously awaits awesome aria of quarterfinals tonight
July 2 FIVB Lucena and Brunner out to halt Qatari run
July 2 FIVB Americans, Dutch, Germans and Russian post elimination wins
July 2 FIVB Video Air bourne. Tri Bourne finds the gap
July 2 FIVB Video Lucena/Brunner can't hold out Walkenhorst/Windschief
July 2 FIVB Video Amazing dig from Patterson before he spikes to end epic rally
July 2 FIVB Video Kerri Walsh and April Ross just amazed in this play
July 2 FIVB Video Casey Dancing Patterson throwing some shapes
July 1 Five U.S. beach teams advance to Round of 16
July 1 FIVB Video Kerri Walsh with the amazing chase and win
July 1 FIVB Video Ryan Doherty stretches to save the ball
July 1 FIVB Video One spectacular play after another, Switzerland and Hyden/Bourne
July 1 FIVB Video Theo Brunner is a wall for Russia
June 30 All American beach teams advance to Round of 32
June 30 FIVB Lucena and Brunner survive tough examination to match compatriots
June 30 FIVB Late dash pays dividends for Mayer
June 30 FIVB Video John Mayer with the amazing save
June 30 FIVB Video April Ross dance moves
June 29 Two men's beach teams sweep World Champs pool play
June 29 FIVB Parental support still vital at World Championships
June 29 USOC It's complicated as Jennifer Kessy works toward the 2016 Games
June 28 Americans spotless at World Championships
June 28 FIVB Video Beach volleyball flying high with world record attempt
June 27 USA Beach shuts out opponents on day one of World Championships
June 27 FIVB Beach volleyball world record set in The Hague
June 23 U.S. beach teams take on the World Champs
May 8 FIVB World Champs Beach Blog - 7 weeks to go
April 14 FIVB Talking Stats: Women's notes and special stats preview
March 30 FIVB Twelve women's pools set
March 30 FIVB Men's pool pairings announced
March 29 FIVB Team USA Passionately Prepping for 2015 FIVB World Championships
March 24 FIVB Player Profile: Kerri Walsh Jennings
March 23 Seven teams to play at 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships
March 20 FIVB World Championships Entry List Finalised
March 3 FIVB World Championships Tickets Available Now
Jan. 28 FIVB Beach World Championship schedule released
Team USA Schedule/Results
4th   5th   9th    17th
Lucena/Brunner   Fendrick/Sweat   Walsh Jennings/Ross   Kessy/Day
    Bourne/Hyden       Doherty/Mayer
Time (+6 to ET)    Team   Opponent    Result
July 5   Bronze medal match        
20:00   BRA Solberg/Evandro def   Nick Lucena/Theo Brunner   22-20, 21-13
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July 4   Semifinals        
13:00   BRA Alison/Schmidt def   Nick Lucena/Theo Brunner   21-17, 21-15
July 2   Quarterfinals        
19:00   Nick Lucena/Theo Brunner def   Jefferson/Cherif QAT   21-19, 21-19
19:00   BRA Alison/Schmidt elim   Casey Patterson/Jake Gibb   21-12, 21-17
19:00   GER Holtwick/Semmlar elim   Lauren Fendrick/Brooke Sweat   21-18, 21-15
20:45   NED Nummerdor/Varenhorst elim   John Hyden/Tri Bourne   23-21, 23-21
July 2   Round of 16        
12:00   Nick Lucena/Theo Brunner def   Emanuel/Ricardo BRA   18-21, 21-18, 15-11
12:00   Casey Patterson/Jake Gibb def   Binstock/Schachter CAN   21-13, 21-14
13:00   Lauren Fendrick/Brooke Sweat def   Menegatti/Orsi Toth ITA   21-18, 21-19
14:30   John Hyden/Tri Bourne def   Erdmann/Matysik GER   21-19, 23-25, 15-9
15:00   CHN Wang/Yue elim   April Ross/Kerri Walsh Jennings   21-19, 17-21, 15-13
July 1   Round of 32        
13:00   Lauren Fendrick/Brooke Sweat def   Kolosinska/Brzostek POL   22-24, 21-8, 15-10
14:00   April Ross/Kerri Walsh Jennings def   Michelle/Filippo PAR   21-6, 21-10
15:00   CHN Wang/Yue elim   Emily Day/Jennifer Kessy   21-19, 21-18
19:00   QAT Jefferson/Cherif def   Ryan Doherty/John Mayer   21-18, 21-14
20:00   Nick Lucena/Theo Brunner def   Walkenhorst/Windscheif GER   21-18, 21-15
20:45   John Hyden/Tri Bourne def   Marco/Garcia ESP   21-13, 21-18
21:00   Jake Gibb/Casey Patterson   Doppler/Horst AUT   21-16, 22-20
June 30             
11:00    Lauren Fendrick/Brooke Sweat def   Syrtseva/Prokopeva RUS   21-19, 21-16
14:00   April Ross/Kerri Walsh Jennings def   Bansley/Pavan CAN   21-19, 21-13
19:00   Nick Lucena/Theo Brunner def   Semenov/Krasilnikov RUS   23-21, 21-13
20:00   Jake Gibb/Casey Patterson def   Alvaro Filho/Vitor Felipe BRA   21-12, 17-21, 15-10
June 29             
14:00   Jake Gibb/Casey Patterson def   Bianchi/Azaad ARG   19-21, 21-15, 15-9
15:00   RUS Ukolova/Birlova def   Lauren Fendrick/Brooke Sweat   16-21, 19-21
18:45   John Hyden/Tri Bourne def   Gabathuler/Gerson SUI   21-15, 21-12
19:00   Nick Lucena/Theo Brunner def   Keemink/Vismans NED   21-16, 21-13
19:00   April Ross/Kerri Walsh Jennings def   Artacho Del Solar/Laird AUS   18-21, 21-15, 15-12
21:00   Ryan Doherty/John Mayer def   Kapa/McHugh AUS   21-14, 21-19
21:00   BRA Barbara/Agatha def   Emily Day/Jennifer Kessy   22-20, 21-10
June 28             
15:00    Lauren Fendrick/Brooke Sweat   Borger/Buthe GER   17-21, 21-19, 20-18
20:00    Emily Day/Jennifer Kessy def   Flores/Martinez CUB   21-13, 21-13
21:00   Ryan Doherty/John Mayer def   Sidorenko/Dyachenko KAZ   21-15, 16-21, 17-15
21:45   John Hyden/Tri Bourne def   Rodriguez-Betran/Haddock PUR   26-24, 21-19
June 27             
16:00    Nick Lucena/Theo Brunner def   Yakovlev/Keuleshov KAZ   21-10, 21-14
18:00    Jake Gibb/Casey Patterson def   Marco/Garcia CUB   18-21, 22-20, 15-10
19:00   Emily Day/Jennifer Kessy def   Candelas/Revuelta MEX   21-18, 21-18
19:45   John Hyden/Tri Bourne def   Spijkers/Oude Elferink NED   21-9, 21-14
21:00   Ryan Doherty/John Mayer def   Sam O'Dea/Watson NZL   21-16, 21-13
21:00   April Ross/Kerri Walsh Jennings def   Braakman/Sinnema NED   21-13, 22-20