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Yuriy Simonenko 64
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Jana Rusnakova 45
Rika Yamamoto 45
Darren Baker 44
Jerome Schumacher 43
Garrett Black 43
Daniel Samuelson 42
Leonid Kalinine 40
Robert Griffiths 40
Nacanieli Elliot 40
Federico Fazari 40
Rosalin Angeles 39
Isaac Kapa 39
Agolo Pana 39
Thijs van Noorden 39
Yuan Yue 37
Scott Ozarski 36
Angela Bensend 35
Andrea Mattei 31
Kati Duddridge 31
Avery Edwards 31
Daisuke Shibata 30
Nikki Taylor 29
Matheus Maia 28
Donovan Dzavoronok 27
Wan Yong Lim 27
Casey Muirhead 26
Miroslava Dunarova 25
Yingpeng Wang 25
Jeannette Tammenga 25
Frederick Bialokoz 24
Eszter Vasvari 23
Kateryna Dashevska 23
Peetu Saarimaki 23
John Ziska 22
Jiri Dostal 21
Tuna Imdat 17
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1961
Ron Lang and Gene Selznick won the Parks & Rec Corona Open.  It was the 11th win for Ron Lang, the 26th win for Gene Selznick, and the 10th win for the team.
In 1967
Mike Bright and Ernie Suwara won the Parks & Rec San Diego Open.  It was the 14th win for Mike Bright, the 2nd win for Ernie Suwara, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1972
Buzz Swartz and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Corona del Mar Open.  It was the 2nd win for Buzz Swartz, the 46th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1978
Andy Fishburn and Fred Sturm won the Parks & Rec Mission Beach Open.  It was the 3rd win for Andy Fishburn, the 5th win for Fred Sturm, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1989
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Miller Lite Milwaukee Open.  It was the 51st win for Mike Dodd, the 48th win for Tim Hovland, and the 47th win for the team.
In 1989
Patty Dodd and Jackie Silva won the WPVA Diet Pepsi Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 10th win for Patty Dodd, the 25th win for Jackie Silva, and the 9th win for the team.
In 1995
Marie Andersson and Elaine Roque won the WPVA Coors Light Pismo Beach Open.  It was the 1st win for Marie Andersson, the 7th win for Elaine Roque, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1995
Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh won the AVP Miller Lite Milwaukee Open.  It was the 69th win for Mike Dodd, the 11th win for Mike Whitmarsh, and the 10th win for the team.
In 2000
Ze Marco de Melo and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB France Open.  It was the 25th win for Ze Marco de Melo, the 10th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 10th win for the team.
In 2000
Canyon Ceman and Mike Whitmarsh won the Sunkist AVP Belmar Open.  It was the 5th win for Canyon Ceman, the 25th win for Mike Whitmarsh, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2005
Matt Fuerbringer and Casey Jennings won the AVP Hermosa Beach Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 3rd win for Matt Fuerbringer, the 3rd win for Casey Jennings, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2006
Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz Magalhaes won the FIVB St. Petersburg Open.  It was the 14th win for Marcio Araujo, the 6th win for Fabio Luiz Magalhaes, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2006
Mike Lambert and Stein Metzger won the AVP McDonald's Chicago Open presented by Nautica.  It was the 10th win for Mike Lambert, the 11th win for Stein Metzger, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2006
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP McDonald's Chicago Open presented by Nautica.  It was the 63rd win for Misty May-Treanor, the 59th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 57th win for the team.
In 2006
Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil won the CEV Nestea Spanish Masters.  It was the 1st win for Reinder Nummerdor, the 1st win for Richard Schuil, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2006
Stephanie Pohl and Okka Rau won the CEV Nestea Spanish Masters.  It was the 5th win for Stephanie Pohl, the 5th win for Okka Rau, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2006
Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor win in Chicago as Walsh joins the millionaire club. She is the 18th person worldwide to win over $1 million in her career, and did so in fewer events (90th tournament) as well as being one of just four to reach the mark before turning 28 years old.
In 2011
Karla Borger and Britta Buthe won the CEV Polish Masters.  It was the 2nd win for Karla Borger, the 3rd win for Britta Buthe, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2016
Michala Frank and Kristyna Kolocova won the   CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite Vaduz.  It was the 1st win for Michala Frank, the 5th win for Kristyna Kolocova, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2017
Markus Bockermann and Lars Fluggen won the FIVB Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open.  It was the 3rd win for Markus Bockermann, the 5th win for Lars Fluggen, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2017
Talita Antunes and Larissa Maestrini won the FIVB Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open.  It was the 35th win for Talita Antunes, the 66th win for Larissa Maestrini, and the 17th win for the team.
In 2017
Quincy Aye and Youssef Krou won the FIVB Agadir One Star.  It was the 1st win for Quincy Aye, the 2nd win for Youssef Krou, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2017
Nicole Eiholzer and Dunja Gerson won the FIVB Agadir One Star.  It was the 5th win for Nicole Eiholzer, the 1st win for Dunja Gerson, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2017
Taylor Crabb and Jake Gibb won the AVP Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 5th win for Taylor Crabb, the 35th win for Jake Gibb, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2017
Emily Capers and Brittany Hochevar won the AVP Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 14th win for Emily Capers, the 4th win for Brittany Hochevar, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2017
Katarina Schillerwein and Cinja Tillmann won the   2017 CEV-EEVZA Beach Volleyball Satellite Vilnius.  It was the 2nd win for Katarina Schillerwein, the 3rd win for Cinja Tillmann, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2023
Hugo Campos and Joao Pedrosa won the FIVB BPT Challenge Edmonton.  It was the 1st win for Hugo Campos, the 1st win for Joao Pedrosa, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2023
Carol Salgado and Barbara Seixas won the FIVB BPT Challenge Edmonton.  It was the 9th win for Carol Salgado, the 16th win for Barbara Seixas, and the 4th win for the team.
 
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