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Repeat medalists on NORCECA Tour in Cayman Islands

By Corinne Calabro | April 24, 2016, 10:36 p.m. (ET)

MEN'S RESULTS (PDF) | WOMEN'S RESULTS (PDF)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA's beach teams won two gold and a bronze on the NORCECA Continental Tour in the Cayman Islands.

Trevor and Taylor Crabb picked up their second gold of 2016 and were joined on the podium with Ed Ratledge and Ty Loomis who earned bronze. Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen improved on their bronze from one week ago with a gold medal, an international career best for both.

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Both gold medal pairs swept their pools, going 3-0, which included matches against their fellow Americans. Flint and Larsen topped Geena Urango and Angela Bensend in pool play, 22-20, 21-12. In the quarterfinals, Flint/Larsen defeated Canada before topping the Cayman Islands in the semifinals. Urango/Bensend fell to Mexico in the quarters, and won their next two matches to claim fifth place.

Flint and Larsen continued on to face Costa Rica's Karen Cope and Nathalia Alfaro in the title match, winning 21-19, 22-20. It's the first win for Flint/Larsen since the duo won AVP Cincinnati Open in 2015.

For the Crabb brothers, in the match against Ratledge and Loomis, they came out ahead 22-20, 21-17 to clench the pool. After both teams won their quarterfinal matches, they met again in the semifinal round, the Crabbs once again came out on top, 21-6, 22-20. In the finale, the Crabbs went three sets against Canada's Michael Plantinga/Cameron Wheelan, winning 23-25, 21-13, 15-11. It marks the duo's fourth NORCECA medal in 2016, to complement their bronze from Guatemala City and two bronze.

Ratledge and Loomis beat Canada's other team, Aaron Nusbaum/Ryan Vandenburg, 21-15, 22-20, in their first NORCECA appearance together.

The NORCECA Continental Tour is scheduled to continue April 29-May 1 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

RESULTS
Women | Grand Cayman, April 22-24
1. Betsi Flint/Kelley Larsen
2. Karen Cope/Nathalia Alfaro CRC
3. Claudia Rios/Gloria Santoyo MEX
5. Geena Urango/Angela Bensend

Men | Grand Cayman, April 22-24
1. Taylor Crabb/Trevor Crabb
2. Michael Plantinga/Cameron Wheelan CAN
3. Ed Ratledge/Ty Loomis

Women | Tamarindo, April 15-17
1. Kelly Reeves/Ali McColloch
2. Yanisleidis Sanchez/Lidiannis Echeverria CUB
3. Betsi Flint/Kelley Larsen

Men | Tamarindo, April 15-17
1. Michael Plantinga/Cameron Wheelan CAN
2. Daneil Williams/Fabien Whitfield TRI
3. Andy Leonardo/Luis Garcia GUA
4. Spencer McLachlin/Miles Evans
5. Michael Boag/Hawk Hatcher

Women | La Paz, April 8-10
1. Julie Gordon/Brandie Wilkerson CAN
2. Kelly Reeves/Ali McColloch
3. Kendra Vanzwieten/Kimberly DiCello

Men | La Paz, April 8-10
1. Nivaldo Diaz/Sergio Gonzalez CUB
2. Billy Allen/Stafford Slick
3. Taylor Crabb/Trevor Crabb

Women | Sonora, April 1-3
1. Kendra Vanzwieten/Kimberly DiCello
2. Julie Gordon/Brandie Wilkerson CAN
3. Kelly Reeves/Ali McColloch

Men | Sonora, April 1-3
1. Nivaldo Diaz/Sergio Gonzalez CUB
2. Billy Allen/Stafford Slick
3. Taylor Crabb/Trevor Crabb

Women | Guatemala City, March 10-13
1. Ali McColloch/Kelly Reeves
2. Julie Gordon/Brandie Wilkerson CAN
3. Leila Martinez/Lianma Flores CUB
6. Kendra Vanzwieten/Kimberly DiCello

Men | Guatemala City, March 10-13
1. Taylor Crabb/Trevor Crabb
2. Jose Rubio/Josue Gaxiola MEX
3. Billy Allen/Stafford Slick

Women | Playoff #2 | March 9, 2016
1. Betsi Flint/Kelley Larsen
2. Geena Urango/Angela Bensend
3. Kelly Reeves/Allison McColloch

Men | Playoff #2 | March 9, 2016
1. Taylor Crabb/Trevor Crabb
2. Ed Ratledge/Ty Loomis
3. Billy Kolinske/Ty Tramblie

Women | Playoff #1 | Feb. 17, 2016
1. Kelly Reeves/Allison McColloch
2. Kendra Vanzwieten/Kimbery DiCello
3. Betsi Flint/Kelley Larsen

Men | Playoff #1 | Feb. 17, 2016
1. Taylor Crabb/Trevor Crabb
2. Billy Allen/Stafford Slick
3. Avery Drost/Billy Kolinske

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NORCECA Continental Tour – Dates and locations subject to change
April 29-May 1 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
June 30-July 4 North Bay, Canada
July 13-17 Varadero, Cuba
July 27-Aug. 1 San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
Aug. 3-8 Boqueron, Puerto Rico
Sept. 29-Oct. 3 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Oct. 13-17 Pigeon Point, St. Lucia
Nov. 17-21 San Salvador, El Salvador
Nov. 24-28 Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago