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 almost pursued soccer instead of volleyball, his legendary partnership with Phil Dalhausser, and the role he has taken on since as the head coach of the Cal Poly volleyball team.
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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 volleyball:
- Being recruited to UC Santa Barbara off of nothing but a basketball highlight tape.
- Playing for and with beach volleyball legend Todd Rogers.
- The difficulties of making a living in beach volleyball.
- His future aspirations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
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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 on the beach, where he helped Casey Patterson and Jake Gibb to a win at the Manhattan Beach Open and a berth at the 2016 Olympic Games.
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 Europe in general; and balancing family duties with a life on the beach.