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Players: 11825 9027 20852
Tournaments: 1964 1535 3499
 
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Adrian Probst 48
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Ryan Gano 47
Nathalie Dambendzet 47
Michael McAllister 45
Daniela Stabile 45
Dave McKienzie 43
Gabriele Antola 39
Saskia Seghers 38
Januario Silva 38
Siyana Baleva 37
Stephen Nash 37
Alen Kamenik 37
Sharon Pajijie 36
Mikhail Mikhalsky 36
Pity Lima 35
Mark VanZwieten 35
Anouk van Wijk 35
Chris Brown 34
Kadri Puri 34
Amanda Maltez 33
Natalia Pridalova 32
Anna Krizova 31
David Lucas 30
Fabio Bastos 29
Oumayma Codial 28
Patricia Missottenova 28
Tochukwu Nnoruga 27
Annorugwa Tochukowu 27
Jorge Graca 27
Nikola Scerbakov 27
Francisca Ikhedia 26
Michal Korycki 26
Elizaveta Suslova 26
Sunniva Helland-Hansen 25
Samuel Morris 25
Da'Qwan Fredericks 25
Eva Deisa 25
Yves Niyonkuru 24
Inese Racina 23
Salar Ghanidelghahramanlo 23
Ana-Iuliana Stoica 22
Elin Warner 21
Kim Lankhorst 20
Francisco Addellat 20
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1953
Don McMahon and Gene Selznick won the Parks & Rec Semana Nautica.  It was the 2nd win for Don McMahon, the 3rd win for Gene Selznick, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1954
Tom Howlett and Walt Schiller won the Parks & Rec Semana Nautica.  It was the 1st win for Tom Howlett, the 1st win for Walt Schiller, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1954
Norma Holtzman and Marion McMahon won the Parks & Rec Semana Nautica.  It was the 2nd win for Norma Holtzman, the 1st win for Marion McMahon, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1955
Don McMahon and Mike O'Hara won the Parks & Rec Semana Nautica.  It was the 5th win for Don McMahon, the 2nd win for Mike O'Hara, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1955
Norma Holtzman and Marion McMahon won the Parks & Rec Semana Nautica.  It was the 3rd win for Norma Holtzman, the 2nd win for Marion McMahon, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1959
Mike Higer and Henry Hitchcock won the Parks & Rec Semana Nautica.  It was the 1st win for Mike Higer, the 1st win for Henry Hitchcock, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1970
Henry Bergman and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 7th win for Henry Bergman, the 29th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1987
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Miller Lite Pacific Palisades Open.  It was the 32nd win for Mike Dodd, the 29th win for Tim Hovland, and the 28th win for the team.
In 1987
Linda Chisholm and Jackie Silva won the WPVA Miller Lite Open.  It was the 3rd win for Linda Chisholm, the 2nd win for Jackie Silva, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1987
Kathy Hanley and Elaine Roque won the Parks & Rec Santa Barbara Kirin Open.  It was the 20th win for Kathy Hanley, the 2nd win for Elaine Roque, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1987
Jack Hinton and Larry Mear won the Parks & Rec Suneast Michelob Light Open.  It was the 1st win for Jack Hinton, the 1st win for Larry Mear, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1992
Gail Castro and Lori Forsythe end the longest women's partnership at Atlantic City, July 4th-5th. Castro and Forsythe played 70 tournaments together dating back to 1988. The partnership produced just three victories, all coming during the 1991 season. Forsythe will go on to play with Barbra Fontana beginning in 1993 to put together a tie for second longest partnership at 51. Before retiring in 1995, Forsythe will reunite with Castro for four more events bringing their record setting total to 74.
In 1992
Karolyn Kirby and Nancy Reno won the Coors Light WPVA Atlantic City Open.  It was the 26th win for Karolyn Kirby, the 2nd win for Nancy Reno, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1992
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP/Killer Loop Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 56th win for Karch Kiraly, the 28th win for Kent Steffes, and the 17th win for the team.
In 1998
Kent Steffes and Mike Whitmarsh won the AVP Miller Lite Chicago Open.  It was the 106th win for Kent Steffes, the 19th win for Mike Whitmarsh, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1998
Vegard Hoidalen and Jorre Kjemperud won the FIVB German Open.  It was the 2nd win for Vegard Hoidalen, the 2nd win for Jorre Kjemperud, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1998
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar won the FIVB Italian Open.  It was the 6th win for Shelda Bede, the 6th win for Adriana Behar, and the 6th win for the team.
In 1998
Petr Chromy and Igor Stejskal won the FIVB Switzerland Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Petr Chromy, the 1st win for Igor Stejskal, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2003
Ana Paula Connelly and Sandra Pires won the FIVB ConocoPhillips Open.  It was the 4th win for Ana Paula Connelly, the 21st win for Sandra Pires, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2008
Chen Xue and Xi Zhang won the FIVB Moscow 2008 Grand Slam.  It was the 4th win for Chen Xue, the 4th win for Xi Zhang, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2008
Stein Metzger and Mark Williams won the AVP Crocs Slam Boulder presented by Bud Light.  It was the 18th win for Stein Metzger, the 1st win for Mark Williams, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2009
Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann won the SWATCH FIVB World Championship presented by ConocoPhillips.  It was the 12th win for Julius Brink, the 8th win for Jonas Reckermann, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2009
Ty Loomis and Casey Patterson won the AVP Crocs Slam Lumber Liquidators Coney Island Open presented by Kentucky Grilled Chicken.  It was the 2nd win for Ty Loomis, the 2nd win for Casey Patterson, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2009
Jefferson Bellaguarda and Martin Laciga won the   CEV Satellite Lausanne.  It was the 2nd win for Jefferson Bellaguarda, the 17th win for Martin Laciga, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2014
Grigoriy Goncharov and Serguei Prokopiev won the 2014 CEV Beach Volleyball European Novi Sad Masters.  It was the 1st win for Grigoriy Goncharov, the 1st win for Serguei Prokopiev, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2015
Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt won the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015.  It was the 17th win for Alison Cerutti, the 6th win for Bruno Schmidt, and the 2nd win for the team.
 
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