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Huntington Beach AVP Pro Beach Volleyball News

This summer is looking like another hot year for the dynamic duo female volleyball team of Misty May and Kerri Walsh. They've raked in the highest sum of money so far in the pro beach volleyball circuit with $168,000 in winnings. Huntington Beach enjoys the arrival of these fantastic players along with the world class competitors such Karch Kiraly, Jake Gibb, Stein Metzger, Dax Holdren, Jeff Nygaard, Holly McPeak, Elaine Youngs and many more.  Held on Huntington Beach City Beach August 11 through 14 on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier, the Association of Volleball Professionals (AVP) Pro Beach Volleyball Tour travels the USA to packed audiences in cities around America.

 

More than 150 of the top professional beach volleyball athletes including 2004 Olympic gold medal winners Misty May and Kerri Walsh, 2004 Olympic bronze medal winners Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs, and rising AVP star Rachel Wacholder.  On the men's side, three-time Olympic gold medal winner Karch Kiraly, rising star Mike Lambert, and 2000 Olympic gold medalists Eric Fonoimoana and Dain Blanton.

 

While the public is invited to watch this event free, there's VIP seating available with additional benefits.  For more information see, http://www.huntingtonbeachevents.com/avp-beach-volleyball.html

 

 

2005 AVP Nissan Series

Money and Point Leaders (after Hermosa Beach, event 8 in July 2005)

Men's Team Point Leaders

1, Dax Holdren/Jeff Nygaard, 2,664; 2, Jake Gibb/Stein Metzger, 2,646; 3, Matt Fuerbringer/Casey Jennings, 2,346; 4, Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena, 1,926; 5, Sean Rosenthal/Larry Witt, 1,854; 6, Dain Blanton/Kevin Wong, 1,532; 7, Todd Rogers/Sean Scott, 1,512; 8, Mark Williams/Scott Wong, 1,418; 9, Paul Baxter/Jason Ring, 1,336; 10, Jose Loiola/Fred Souza, 1,016.

Men's Team Prize Money Leaders

1, Jake Gibb/Stein Metzger, $109,900; 2, Dax Holdren/Jeff Nygaard, $108,400; 3, Matt Fuerbringer/Casey Jennings, $88,950; 4, Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena, $56,650; 5, Sean Rosenthal/Larry Witt, $46,700; 6, Todd Rogers/Sean Scott, $44,650; 7, John Hyden/Mike Lambert, $33,350; 8, Dain Blanton/Kevin Wong, $32,950; 9, Paul Baxter/Jason Ring, $32,000; 10, Mark Williams/Scott Wong, $28,150.

Women's Team Point Leaders

1, Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, 3,148; 2, Rachel Wacholder/Elaine Youngs, 2,770; 3, Jennifer Kessy/Holly McPeak, 2,364; 4, Tyra Turner/Makare Wilson, 1,786; 5, Tanya Fuamatu-Anderson/Heidi Ilustre, 1,312; 6, Katie Lindquist/Tracy Lindquist, 1,248; 7, Semirames Marins/Tatiana Minello, 930; 8, Brooke Niles/Sarah Straton, 860; 9, Saralyn Smith/Ann Windes, 800; 10, Angie Akers/Nicole Branagh, 780.

Women's Team Prize Money Leaders

1, Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, $168,000; 2, Rachel Wacholder/Elaine Youngs, $115,350; 3, Jennifer Kessy/Holly McPeak, $75,300; 4, Tyra Turner/Makare Wilson, $41,550; 5, Semirames Marins/Tatiana Minello, $31,000; 6, Linjun Ji/Whenhui You, $25,950; 7, Tanya Fuamatu-Anderson/Heidi Ilustre, $22,300; 8, Katie Lindquist/Tracy Lindquist, $20,900; 9, Carrie Busch/Nancy Mason, $18,450; 10, Brooke Niles/Sarah Straton, $16,400.

 

2005 AVP Nissan Series

Statistics Leaders (after Hermosa Beach, event 8)

Men's Kill Leaders

1, Nick Lucena, 955; 2, Casey Jennings, 813; 3, Paul Baxter, 776; 4, Stein Metzger, 762; 5, Jeff Nygaard, 743; 6, Sean Scott, 737; 7, Karch Kiraly, 702; 8, Scott Wong, 652; 9, Kevin Wong, 642; 10, Dax Holdren, 637.

Women's Kill Leaders

1, Rachel Wacholder, 704; 2, Kerri Walsh, 674; 3, Jennifer Kessy, 669; 4, Misty May-Treanor, 643; 5, Elaine Youngs, 607; 6, Tyra Turner, 597; 7, Heidi Ilustre, 553; 8, Nancy Mason, 546; 9, Dianne DeNecochea, 545; 10, Holly McPeak, 540.

Men's Block Leaders

1, Phil Dalhausser, 259; 2, Jake Gibb, 248; 3, Matt Fuerbringer, 202; 4, Jeff Nygaard, 200; 5, Mike Lambert, 178; 6, Sean Scott, 163; 7,Mark Williams, 126; 8, Brent Doble, 115; 9, Kevin Wong, 112; 10, Jason Ring, 108. 

Women's Block Leaders

1, Kerri Walsh, 133; 2, Jennifer Kessy, 122; 3, Elaine Youngs, 98; 4,Dianne DeNecochea, 96; 5, Tyra Turner, 80; 6, Makare Wilson, 70; 7, Sarah Straton, 66; 8, Alicia Polzin, 52; 9 (tie), Kim Coleman and Saralyn Smith, 47.

Men's Ace Leaders

1, Fred Souza, 69; 2, Hans Stolfus, 61; 3, Sean Rosenthal, 44; 4 (tie), Reid Priddy and Dain Blanton and Brian Lewis, 40; 7, Stein Metzger, 34; 8, Adam Jewell, 33; 9, Scott Lane, 32; 10, John Hyden, 31.

Women's Ace Leaders

1, Elaine Youngs, 99; 2, Dianne DeNecochea, 70; 3, Alicia Polzin, 60; 4, Brooke Niles, 50; 5 (tie) Carrie Busch and Nancy Mason, 46; 7 (tie), Semirames Marins and Nicole Branagh, 44; 9 (tie), Katie Lindquist and Paula Roca, 41.

Men's Dig Leaders

1, Stein Metzger, 600; 2, Casey Jennings, 569; 3, Nick Lucena, 566; 4, Dax Holdren, 527; 5, Karch Kiraly, 426; 6, Paul Baxter, 422; 7, Todd Rogers, 410; 8, Dain Blanton, 368; 9, John Hyden, 365; 10, Matt Olson, 352.

Women's Dig Leaders

1, Holly McPeak, 640; 2, Rachel Wacholder, 616; 3, Misty May-Treanor, 547; 4, Brooke Niles, 539; 5, Nancy Mason, 456; 6, Tyra Turner, 402; 7, Kerri Walsh, 387; 8, Katie Lindquist, 373; 9, Denise Johns, 368; 10, Daven Allison, 364.

 



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BEST WESTERN HUNTINGTON BEACH INN
800 PACIFIC COAST HWY
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19360 BEACH BLVD.
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16301 BEACH BLVD.
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5050 SKYLAB WEST CIRCLE
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16196 Pacific Coast Highway
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9950 SLATER, FOUNTAIN VALLEY
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12850 SEAL BEACH BOULEVARD, Seal Beach
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BALBOA INN
105 MAIN STREET, BALBOA
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HILTON WATERFRONT BEACH RESORT
21100 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY 
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7667 CENTER AVENUE
HOWARD JOHNSON EXPRESS INN
17251 BEACH BOULEVARD 
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21500 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY 
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RAMADA LIMITED
9125 RECREATION CIRCLE, Fountain Valley
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9930 SLATER AVENUE, FOUNTAIN VALLEY
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600 MARINA DRIVE, Seal Beach
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