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Beach Teams to Compete for NORCECA Slots

By BJ Evans | March 31, 2015, 10 p.m. (ET)

TORRANCE, Calif. (March 31, 2015) – Twelve men’s beach teams and 12 women’s teams will compete Wednesday at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica in the first NORCECA Tour playoff of 2015.

The winning team will get to compete at its top choice from the first three NORCECA Tour events: Cayman Islands (April 22-27), Mexico (June 3-8) and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (June 10-15). The second- and third-place teams will pick from the events that are left.

The top-seeded team on the men’s side is 2008 Olympic gold medalist Todd Rogers, who will compete with Stafford Slick.

The top seeds for the women are Lane Carico and Kim DiCello.  Also competing on the women’s side will be 2008 Olympian Nicole Branagh, who will compete with Amanda Dowdy.

The men’s bracket begins play at 9 a.m. followed by the women at 10. The men’s finals are scheduled for 3 p.m. followed by the women’s at 4. The event is free and open to the public.

Click below to download full teams and brackets.

Women’s Bracket

Men’s Bracket

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