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Matt Olson:
 
Matt Olson
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ken Delgado
Birth Date January 2, 1980 (37 years old)
Home Town Cardiff, CA
Resides Carlsbad, CA
Height 6'2"
College Arizona
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (2 times) $271,305
   AVP 1st (2 times) $244,368
   AVP HWN* 2nd (2 times) $9,375
   NVL 5th $1,000
   P&R 5th $2,000
   Pro Beach 3rd $9,063
   Wide Open 2nd $5,500
International 25th $1,000
   FIVB 25th $1,000
Overall 1st (2 times) $272,305
 
Bio Bits

Beach Bits:

 For five straight seasons between 2004-08, Olson set a new career best each year.
Olson earned more money in his 17 events in 2008 than he had in his career up to that point (64 events over eight seasons).

2009: Continued his partnership with Wong, advancing to the semifinals in four of their first six events. The duo played for the title in Manhattan Beach, in what was their only semifinal in the following seven events leading into Cincinnati.
2008: Played with Kevin Wong, and the duo improved in the first events from 13th to ninth to seventh. The duo then played in the semifinals in four of the next five tournaments, including winning in Belmar in Olson's first career victory. Olson concluded the season with a third-place finish in Manhattan Beach with Wong, and he ended as the seventh ranked player on tour. He was second in digs per game (6.61) and eighth in kills per game (6.93).
2007: Began the season with Jason Ring, advancing to his first semifinal in the season opener after knocking off two of the top four seeds. They played in three of the first five semifinals, including the championship match in Hermosa Beach. After five more events without returning to the Final Four, he reunited with Doble for the rest of the year with a best of seventh. Olson was fourth in hitting percentage (.427).
2006: After playing the season opener with Aaron Boss, partnered with Canyon Ceman the remainder of the season, with a best of fifth.
2005: Prior to the season, competed on the Australian National Tour, winning one event. On the AVP, paired with Hans Stolfus for the first seven events, finishing ninth three times. Played four events with Brent Doble, getting a seventh-place finish in their first outing together. Ended the season with one event with Stolfus. Olson was sixth in hitting percentage (.438).
2004: Continued playing with Nichols, and after the pair advanced from the first three qualifiers, were seeded directly into the main draw thereafter. Finished with a best of ninth three times, each time after beating a team with a future beach Olympian; twice defeating Phil Dalhausser and once Sean Rosenthal en route to the ninth place finishes. 
2003: Played one qualifier with Hall and then one event with Jim Nichols, advancing through the qualifier and finishing 17th.
2002: Began a partnership with Jeff Hall, getting a pair of 25ths in their four events together.
2001: Played four events with Burke, including two main draws, and had a best of 17th. 
2000: Olson began his pro beach volleyball career with a pair of events with Sean Burke, but did not emerge from either qualifier. 

Hot Winter Nights: Olson played in three Hot Winter Night events in 2009, placing second twice.

College: Received a BS in Physical Education from the University of Arizona, where he helped the club team to a national championship in two of the three years he competed.

Personal: Matt and wife Lindsey met while playing club ball at Arizona. Lindsey is a high school biology teacher and plays volleyball as much as she can. In addition to being beach volleyball enthusiasts Matt and Lindsey are avid surfers. Younger brother Trevor and wife Heather are also Arizona volleyball alums and play beach ball with their sons Tegan and Ryder. Parents Dave and Susan still play beach volleyball and his father plays a couple days a week at Moonlight Beach in San Diego. Matt represents: The Big Biz Show, Oakley, Matsa, JUMP, Libafit, Wave Volleyball as well as Fairfield and Nichols Properties.

 
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 8th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 41st 57th
2000 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2001 AVP 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $400.00 86.0 75th 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0
2002 AVP 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $100.00 68.0 86th 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0
2003 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $200.00 45.0 98th 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
2004 AVP 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 $5,930.00 557.0 25th 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 AVP 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 $10,625.00 804.0 25th 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 AVP 14 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 $17,150.00 1,012.0 23rd 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
2007 AVP 16 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 8 $39,625.00 1,586.0 17th 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 AVP 17 1 0 4 0 6 3 0 2 $75,537.50 2,160.0 7th 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 AVP HWN* 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 $9,375.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 8th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 41st 57th
2009 AVP 16 0 1 5 0 4 4 2 0 $66,350.00 3,310.0 7th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 AVP 7 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 $16,300.00 1,250.0 13th 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 P&R 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $2,000.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 AVP 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Pro Beach 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 $3,562.50 432.0   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 NVL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $1,000.00 450.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Wide Open 5 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 $5,500.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $750.00 101.3 27th 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Pro Beach 6 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 $5,500.00 650.0   1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 AVP 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 $6,250.00 680.0 27th 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 8th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 41st 57th
2014 AVP 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 $5,150.00 605.0 36th 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 75.0 128th 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 95.0 137th 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 53.0 315th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total
(Rank)
  137
(60th)
2
(94th)
3 14 0 15 20 2 27 $271,305.00
(52nd)
14,019.3   20 17 2 5 1 3 2 1
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 8th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 41st 57th
2009 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000.00 30.0 209th 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000.00 30.0   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  138
(113rd)
2
(210th)
3 14 0 15 20 2 27 $272,305.00
(133rd)
14,049.3   20 17 2 6 1 3 2 1
 
* 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 6/22/2008 AVP Belmar Kevin Wong 1 $10,000
2 10/22/2011 AVP Huntington Beach Matt Prosser    
 

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