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Theo Brunner:
 
Theo Brunner
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Brian White
Birth Date March 17, 1985 (32 years old)
Home Town Ridgefield, CT
Resides Torrance, CA
Height 6'7"
College California-Santa Barbara
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (2 times) $95,075
   AVP 1st (2 times) $94,775
   NVL 3rd $300
International 3rd (2 times) $143,263
   FIVB 3rd (2 times) $143,263
NORCECA 1st (3 times) $5,675
   NORCECA 1st (3 times) $5,675
Continental Cup $4,000
   Cont Cup 4th $4,000
Overall 1st (5 times) $248,013
 
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 During the 2013 AVP season, Brunner and Lucena began the year with 10 losses in the first five events, and nine came at the hands of either the first or second seeds.

2015: Brunner played just two AVP events, both with Sean Rosenthal, getting a best of fifth. On the FIVB Tour, Brunner played eight times with Nick Lucena and three alongside Sean Rosenthal. Brunner and Lucena played in two FIVB semifinals, with a best of fourth.
2014:
Brunner played with Todd Rogers, and in seven AVP events had a best of 2nd. Brunner led the Tour in blocks per set (2.12) and was seventh in hitting percentage (.412).  Internationally the duo won a bronze medal in their five FIVB events together. Brunner concluded the FIVB season with events with John Mayer and one with Nick Lucena.
2013:
Following two years without playing, Brunner formed a partnership with Nick Lucena and the duo placed third in their first tournament together. In the seven AVP events, the duo had five semifinal appearances including two second-place finishes and a win in the season finale in Huntington Beach. They ended the season tied as the second-ranked team on tour. Brunner was the AVP's top blocker, averaging 2.22 blocks per game. Internationally Brunner played two NORCECA events with Lucena, winning in San Diego. He also played one FIVB event with Todd Rogers, placing 17th, and once with Casey Jennings, finishing 33rd.
2010: Brunner started the season with his first time being seeded directly into the main draw in a Virginia Beach event with Jon Mesko, placing 25th. He finished 13th in his other two events, both with Mansfield.
2009: After being eliminated in the qualifier in the first two events alongside Aaron Mansfield and Matt Heagy, Brunner qualified for his first main draw in Brooklyn with Derek Olson, placing 25th. He then finished the year with four tournaments playing with Mansfield, with the duo advancing from the qualifier each time. They placed 17th in Manhattan Beach and ended the year with a 13th in Chicago.
2008: Brunner played in two qualifiers, once with Andrew McGuire and once with Phil Silva.
2007: Made his pro beach volleyball debut with Ben Brockman, losing in the qualifier in the Manhattan Beach Open.

College: Brunner made an impact early at Cal-Santa Barbara, setting a school season record for hitting percentage as a freshman. He was the only Gaucho to play in every game his sophomore season. He was an AVCA First-Team All-American as a junior, and left the school in the top 10 in career kills and blocks.

Personal: Brunner is the third of four children. In high school he was an all-state volleyball player and led his team to a state championship his senior season. His 1,050 kills set a school career record. Brunner was also a three year letterwinner in basketball, earning all-conference honors.

 
 
Awards
 
  • AVP Best Blocker 2013, 2014
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 14th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st 53rd 57th 89th
2006 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 3.0 562nd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2008 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 12.0 174th 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
2009 AVP 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $2,150.00 469.0 63rd 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 0
2010 AVP 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,675.00 300.0 64th 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 AVP 7 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 $30,250.00 1,630.0 3rd 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 NVL 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $300.00 144.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 AVP 7 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 $18,950.00 1,535.0 9th 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 $4,800.00 410.0 48th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 AVP 6 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 $20,850.00 1,470.0 7th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 14th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st 53rd 57th 89th
2017 AVP 5 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 $16,100.00 1,493.0 20th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  42
(251st)
2
(94th)
3 7 0 10 2 2 $95,075.00
(105th)
7,466.0   5 0 1 4 0 1 1 1 1 2
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 14th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st 53rd 57th 89th
2013 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,850.00 210.0 158th 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 FIVB 8 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 $38,125.00 1,255.0 47th 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 FIVB 11 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 $56,087.50 1,720.0 28th 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 FIVB 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $17,700.00 760.0 88th 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 FIVB 9 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 $29,500.00 1,065.0 31st 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  37
(323rd)
0 0 2 3 4 0 7 $143,262.50
(137th)
5,010.0   0 0 10 9 2 0 0 0 0 0
 
 
 
NORCECA
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 14th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st 53rd 57th 89th
2013 NORCECA 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 $1,750.00 100.0   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 NORCECA 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 $3,375.00 270.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 NORCECA 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $550.00 80.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  7
(93rd)
3
(11th)
0 0 2 1 0 0 $5,675.00
(25th)
450.0   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  87
(284th)
5
(118th)
3 9 5 15 2 9 $248,012.50
(144th)
12,926.0   5 1 11 13 2 1 1 1 1 2
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 10/6/2013 NORCECA San Diego Nick Lucena 13 $1,500
2 10/20/2013 AVP Huntington Beach Nick Lucena 4 $10,000
3 4/27/2014 NORCECA Grand Cayman Todd Rogers 14 $1,500
4 8/24/2014 NORCECA Varadero Todd Rogers   $1,500
5 6/5/2016 AVP Seattle Billy Allen 4 $7,500
 

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