COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The FIVB World Tour continues with this week's 3-Star tournament in Qinzhou, China.
USAV's professional beach volleyball athletes continue their season with this week's Qinzhou 3-Star tournament in China from Oct. 11-15.
Representing the United States at Qinzhou 3-Star will be two men's teams in the qualification bracket and three main draw women's teams, and one in qualification. Teaming up for this tournament will be USC alums April Ross and Kelly Claes. Lauren Fendrick will partner with Nicole Branagh. Returning partnerships include top-seeded Brooke Sweat/Summer Ross and qualification team Emily Day/Brittany Hochevar. On the men's side, Mark Burik will play with Bill Kolinske and Staffor Slick is playing with Eric Zaun, who is making his FIVB World Tour debut.
The 32-team main draw bracket will begin after the Oct. 11 qualification tournament. Eight teams playing in the qualification tournament, per gender, will advance into the main draw. The main draw tournament will play out in single elimination format, with the Oct. 15 semifinals through finals being streamed live on the FIVB Youtube.
|FIVB Qinzhou 3-Star Roster|
|Brooke Sweat||Summer Ross||Main Draw|
|April Ross||Kelly Claes||Jose Loiola||Main Draw|
|Lauren Fendrick||Nicole Branagh||Main Draw|
|Emily Day||Brittany Hochevar||Hector Gutierrez||Qualification|
|Mark Burik||Bill Kolinske||Qualification|
|Eric Zaun||Stafford Slick||Qualification|
|Aimee Miyazawa||USAV Beach Head Athletic Trainer|
|Karen Liu||DC, LAc|
COLLEGIATE BEACH CHAMPIONSHIPS IS BACK FOR 2018
The Collegiate Beach Championships return in 2018 as part of the Team USA Summer Champions Series. The dual-gender event, May 9-12, serves as a Trials to represent USA at the 2018 FISU Beach Volleyball World University Championship. Held in Hermosa Beach, California, athletes will compete in a maximum 32-team bracket, with the finals being televised on NBCSN on May 12.Click here to read more.
FIVB Watch Qinzhou semifinals and finals live on YouTube
USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships returns in 2018