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Kevin Wong:
 
Kevin Wong
United States  
  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ken Delgado
Birth Date September 12, 1972 (41 years old)
Home Town Honolulu, HI
Resides Honolulu, HI
Height 6'7"
College UCLA
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (7 times) $461,582
   AVP 1st (6 times) $407,369
   AVP HWN* 1st (2 times) $14,750
   BVA 2nd $4,750
   NVL 3rd $2,500
   Pro Beach 5th (2 times) $5,375
   USAV 1st $20,750
   Wide Open 5th $3,000
   Bonus Money   $3,088
International 1st (3 times) $310,450
   FIVB 1st (3 times) $310,450
Overall 1st (10 times) $772,032
 
Bio Bits

Beach Bits:

 Wong was Karch Kiraly's partner during the 2007 season, Kiraly's final year. 
 His first career win came on his 27th birthday.
 Wong has been ranked in the top 20 on the AVP Tour at the end of seven of the last eight seasons. 

2009: Continued his partnership with Olson, advancing to the semifinals in four of their first six events. The duo played for the title in Manhattan Beach, one of six semifinal appearances on the year.
2008: Formed a new partnership with Matt Olson, advancing to five semifinals including winning in Belmar. Wong was fourth in blocks per game (1.80) and 10th in hitting percentage (.408). 
2007: Began the season with Karch Kiraly, playing eight times with a best of second. In the other eight events he played with five different players, while also playing in three FIVB tournaments. Wong was eighth in blocks per game (1.58).
2006: Paired with younger brother Scott for five AVP events and one FIVB event, with a best of ninth. Played with four different partners on the AVP Tour, with a best of fifth twice, and had a best of seventh on the FIVB Tour.
2005: Formed a partnership with Dain Blanton, placing third in their first event together, one of two semifinals. Wong was seventh in kills per game (7.33). The duo played four FIVB events with a best of fifth.
2004: Wong and Fonoimoana made three semifinals on the AVP Tour, winning once. In the season finale, he reunited with Metzger and placed third. Internationally Wong and Fonoimoana played nine times with a best of fifth. Wong was eighth in blocks per game (1.52) on the AVP Tour. 
2003: Played the first four events with Metzger, with the last being a third place finish. Then he paired up with Eric Fonoimoana and in their first outing, in Manhattan Beach, the duo won. Competed on the FIVB Tour with both partners, placing second in a Grand Slam event with Metzger in their final tournament.
2002: With Metzger, played in three of the first four semifinals on the AVP, including one second place finish. Wong ended as the ninth ranked player on tour. Internationally the duo won four medals in seven events, including claiming one title.
2001: Formed a partnership with Stein Metzger, placing second in a BVA Tour stop to start the year. Then on the AVP they placed third before winning two events, including the Manhattan Beach Open. In the individual event in Las Vegas, Wong claimed the title. Finished as the ninth ranked player on the FIVB Tour after playing in four semifinals. In Gstaad, in their fourth tournament together, the duo won four qualification matches then knocked off the top two seeded teams to win their first title. They won a bronze in the Goodwill Games in Australia.
2000: Competed with Heidger on the FIVB Tour, with a best of second. Qualified for the Sydney Olympics as the seventh ranked team, and the duo placed fifth after being eliminated by the eventual gold medalists.
1999: Focused on the FIVB Tour, playing twice with Henkel and 11 times with Heidger, including a bronze medal. Domestically he played once with both partners, claiming his first title in San Diego with Heidger in an event featuring international players.
1998: Started the season with a pair of events with Papaleo, then once with Rob Heidger. In the last eight tournaments he made his first final, with Albert Hannemann, and played three domestic and 11 international events with Carl Henkel.
1997: On his first season full time, Wong partnered with three players in the first 10 events. For the remaining 12 tournaments he formed a partnership with Raul Papaleo, placing fifth four times. 
1996: Played five tournaments with three partners.
1995: Made his pro beach volleyball debut in Manhattan Beach with John Anselmo, finishing 17th. The duo played twice on the AVP Tour and once on the FIVB Tour.

Hot Winter Nights:
Wong played in two HWN events in 2008 and won both times, in Minneapolis and Columbus. He played twice in 2009.

College:
Wong is a 1995 graduate of UCLA where he played on the Bruins' 1993 and 1995 NCAA Championship teams and graduated with a degree in economics. He is a three-time All-American and also toured Greece, Italy and Spain as a member of a Collegiate National Team. He has done public address announcing at home UCLA men's matches.

Personal:
Born and raised in Honolulu alongside brothers Jason and Scott. He and Stein Metzger created and organized the annual "Food Bank Invitational" on Waikiki Beach. In 2000 Wong was named to People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" issue.

 
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st 57th CQ
1995 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $925.00     0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
1996 AVP 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $4,730.00     0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0
1997 AVP 22 0 0 0 0 4 2 6 0 $42,769.25     2 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
1998 AVP 11 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 $9,000.50     3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
1999 USAV 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $17,000.00 323.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 USAV 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $3,750.00 119.0 7th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 AVP 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $41,050.00 504.0 17th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 BVA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $4,750.00 72.0 10th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 AVP 7 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 $16,560.00 706.0 9th 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 AVP 7 1 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 $20,272.50 913.0 15th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st 57th CQ
2004 AVP 11 1 1 2 0 1 3 2 1 $35,312.50 1,149.0 11th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 AVP 12 0 0 2 0 1 2 4 0 $23,437.50 1,184.0 19th 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 AVP 14 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 $16,675.00 988.0 26th 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
2007 AVP 16 0 1 2 0 4 1 4 0 $41,337.50 1,592.0 16th 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 AVP HWN* 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $8,500.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 AVP 17 1 0 4 0 6 3 2 0 $75,537.50 2,160.0 7th 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 AVP HWN* 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 $6,250.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 AVP 15 0 1 5 0 4 4 0 0 $62,150.00 3,310.0 7th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 AVP 7 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 $20,700.00 1,455.0 9th 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Pro Beach 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 $5,375.00 432.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st 57th CQ
2011 NVL 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $2,500.00 270.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Wide Open 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 $3,000.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  163
(36th)
7
(50th)
7 22 1 34 19 26 1 $461,582.25
(32nd)
15,177.0   12 19 9 1 0 0 0 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st 57th CQ
1995 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 1.0 350th 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1998 FIVB 11 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 $24,950.00 700.5 29th 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
1999 FIVB 13 0 0 1 1 3 2 2 0 $41,750.00 1,051.0 14th 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
2000 FIVB 14 0 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 $29,500.00 812.0 16th 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
2001 FIVB 11 1 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 $56,750.00 984.0 9th 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
2002 FIVB 7 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 $38,700.00 755.0 13th 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 FIVB 8 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 $33,000.00 778.0 27th 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 FIVB 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 $21,625.00 551.0 42nd 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
2005 FIVB 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $14,500.00 364.0 68th 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 FIVB 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 $10,125.00 400.0 82nd 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st 57th CQ
2007 FIVB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,700.00 40.0 188th 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
2009 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000.00 30.0 209th 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2010 FIVB 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $18,000.00 420.0 77th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 FIVB 8 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 $18,850.00 669.0 61st 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 1
Total
(Rank)
  97
(76th)
3
(43rd)
3 5 2 14 7 16 0 $310,450.00
(52nd)
7,555.5   9 23 5 2 1 1 2 4
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  260
(16th)
10
(62nd)
10 27 3 48 26 42 1 $772,032.25
(30th)
22,732.5   21 42 14 3 1 1 2 4
 
* AVP Hot Winter Nights events are exhibitions and only count for tournaments played and prize money won.
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 9/12/1999 USAV San Diego Rob Heidger 1 $10,000
2 6/24/2001 FIVB Gstaad Stein Metzger 7 $13,500
3 8/19/2001 AVP Santa Barbara Stein Metzger 7 $7,250
4 8/26/2001 AVP Manhattan Beach Stein Metzger 5 $8,700
5 9/9/2001 AVP Las Vegas Various 1 $21,000
6 7/28/2002 FIVB Espinho Stein Metzger 9 $11,250
7 8/10/2003 AVP Manhattan Beach Eric Fonoimoana 7 $8,700
8 7/25/2004 AVP Hermosa Beach Eric Fonoimoana 9 $10,000
9 6/22/2008 AVP Belmar Matt Olson 1 $10,000
10 8/29/2010 FIVB The Hague Casey Jennings 21 $15,000
 

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