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Phil Dalhausser didn't waste much time. Just moments after winning his sixth Manhattan Beach Open title on August 20, he pointed to the front row of the stadium, where Tim Hovland was seated, and said "That six, Hov!" Six indeed. One more than Hovland, who won five consecutive Manhattan Beach Opens with Mike Dodd. No matter if his five MBO titles h…
 
There are few beach volleyball players on the planet who have won as many tournaments -- and by extension, money -- in the sport as Adam Johnson. Nicknamed AJ, he won more than 40 professional tournaments, 16 of which came alongside the legendary Karch Kiraly. Though he was never able to represent the United States, Johnson was perpetually on the t…
 
The AVP Hermosa Open was everything beach volleyball fans could have asked for -- Cinderellas, mobbed stadiums, big draws, big upsets, a Crabb on Crabb matchup (twice!). Paper Courts interviews Gibb, who won with Taylor Crabb, and Trevor Crabb, the AVP's newest and much-needed villain. You can find all coverage of the Hermosa Open at Papercourts.co…
 
He is The Thin Beast, a gold medalist, perhaps the greatest American blocker of all time, if not in the whole world. But if you'd have asked him in college if he would have ever been a beach volleyball player, his answer would have been a resounding no. But when you're nearly 7 feet tall, can set better than anyone on the planet, side out nearly ev…
 
I made a bet with Ben Vaught, my de facto West Coast little brother, prior to the season. After every podcast I put up, he asked when he could be on it. So I told him, not thinking he would actually accomplish this until perhaps Manhattan, that he could be on the podcast when he qualified.Well, it took him one event to do so. Ben, also known as Unc…
 
Sara Hughes was eight years old when she knew exactly what she wanted to do: She was going to play beach volleyball. And she was going to do it in the Olympics. Fifteen years later, she's on pace to do just that. A standout at Mater Dei, Hughes was the Orange County Player of the Year and an All-American, which has preceded a brilliant, unprecedent…
 
He was there for beach volleyball's inaugural appearance in the Olympic Games -- and he came away with a silver medal. Mike Dodd, partnered with Mike Whitmarsh, cemented his legacy as one of beach volleyball's greats, though his legacy goes far beyond what he did on the court. He has since coached Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal in two more Olympic Ga…
 
It wouldn't be wrong to put Mike Dodd on the Mount Rushmore of beach volleyball. The man won five Manhattan Beach Opens and secured a silver medal in the 1996 Olympic Games, the first in which beach volleyball was a sport. On Paper Courts, we discuss his first love of basketball, being drafted by the San Diego Clippers, the founding of the AVP Tour…
 
Volleyball's greatest player shows why he's also the sport's greatest ambassador, discussing his position with the United States womens national team, re-emphasizing the importance of humility, and having a laugh about how he was introduced into coaching in the first place. Listen in for part two of Travis Mewhirter's conversation with Kiraly.…
 
There has never been a point in which Karch Kiraly has not met success. In high school, he won a state championship. At UCLA, where he majored in, of all things, biochemistry, he won three national titles. As a member of the United States indoor national team, he won two gold medals. As a beach virtuoso, he won the inaugural gold medal and was fitt…
 
Most first heard Sean Scott's name in 1999, when he earned the AVP Rookie of the Year. Over the next 13 years of his career, he would win 24 tournaments, rising to the top of the AVP ranks with partner John Hyden. On the podcast, Scott will discuss with Travis Mewhirter his upbringings in volleyball-mad Hawaii, grinding it out as a part-time worker…
 
In the echelons of the best defenders in beach volleyball history, Todd Rogers was a transcendent figure in the sport of beach volleyball. The 1997 AVP Rookie of the Year went on to win 54 domestic events and 24 international, including the 2008 Olympic gold medal in Beijing with partner Phil Dalhausser. On the podcast, Rogers will discuss how he a…
 
Theo Brunner almost gave up volleyball before he ever really got started playing on the AVP Tour. Now, he's one of the top blockers on the AVP Tour and making a name for himself on the FIVB Tour, with his recent partnership formation with Olympian Casey Patterson. On the podcast, Brunner and Travis Mewhirter will talk about his journey through voll…
 
Tyler Hildebrand has more accolades to his name than the much of the AVP Tour. No player in Long Beach State history has recorded more assists. He became a three-time All-American and went on to become a four-time gold medalist at the Pan-American Cup. After eight (8!) knee surgeries, he retired as a player and began coaching at his alma-mater and …
 
Billy Allen, a member of the AVP Tour for more than 10 years, joins Travis Mewhirter on Paper Courts. Allen discusses everything from rooming with the guy, Ty Tramblie, who was battling for the setter position at Cal State Northridge; life on the AVP Tour; winning his first AVP event in Seattle this past year; discovering the Frankfurt Airport, and…
 
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