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AVP Beach Volleyball Athletes To Watch at the 2019 Austin Open

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Athletes to watch at the upcoming AVP Austin Open at Krieg Fields in Austin, Texas from May 17 - 19, 2019.

AVP Beach Volleyball | Texas Review | Ralph Arvesen
Maddison and Riley McKibbin “The Bearded Bros”, Maddison is one-time AVP champion and partners with his brother, Riley who’s placed fifth nine times. With a large Hawaii support group, the McKibbins are fun to watch on the court and on their video blog. The Volley Vlog can be found on YouTube under The McKibbin Brothers.

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Jeremy Casebeer is known for his passionate and intense style on the court, Casebeer achieved a third-place finish four times with Reid Priddy in the 2018 AVP season. Casebeer also received the 2018 AVP Best Server award for the men. He has a passion for sustainability and his nickname is also "The Lorax", a fan favorite.

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Geena Urango is the only Mexican-American beach volleyball players ranked in the Top 10. She finished second at the 2018 San Francisco Open and third at the 2018 Hermosa Beach Open with Caitlin Ledoux. Born and raised in Los Alamitos, the fitness model and pro beach volleyball player interned for AVP in the past and is now playing on the tour. She’s proud to be half Mexican and speaks conversational Spanish. Geena won the 2018 AVP Best Server award.

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Nicolette Martin started playing indoor and beach volleyball at age 14 and decided to pursue beach full-time at USC. She continues to make strides as a professional beach volleyball athlete and had her best season last summer with two fifth place finishes with Sarah Day and Allie Wheeler. She is also an extremely talented fine arts painter, known for her beautiful work on volleyballs.

AVP's second stop on the 2019 Tour is to the second largest state in the country, Texas. The capital city of Austin playing host to high-level volleyball is nothing new to the area. Combine a passionate fan base with the country’s top pro beach volleyball athletes, and a little extra sprinkle of that Austin-weird, this tournament is sure to be one of the can’t-miss stops on tour.

General admission is free, but for an elevated experience at the Austin Open, purchase your VIP tickets here. The 2019 Austin Open will be made up of 16 Main Draw teams for both men and women, 10 auto entries, 2 wild cards, and 4 qualifier teams. Athletes are competing for a slice of the $150,000 in prize money.

Where
Krieg Fields at 515 South Pleasant Valley Road, Austin, TX, 78741

When
Friday May 17, 9am - 6pm
Opening Rounds

Saturday May 18, 9am - 6pm
Elimination Rounds

Sunday May 19, 9am - 5pm
Semi-Finals & Finals

Photos and results from the 2018 Austin Open
Qualification Rounds in Austin, Texas
Day One in Austin, Texas
Open Eliminations in Austin, Texas
Crowns Defending Champions in Challenging Weather Conditions in Austin, Texas

About AVP
Established in 1983 and currently headquartered in Southern California, the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) is the world's premier beach volleyball organization. The brand has a 30-plus year rich history in creating, staging and marketing some of the most innovative and engaging sporting events in North America, and has developed an annual circuit that is not just a sporting event but a lifestyle as well. The AVP has been the home of some of the most respected athletes in professional sports, including gold medalists Karch Kiraly, Kent Steffes, Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh-Jennings, Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser. The AVP today is comprised of four divisions: AVP Academy, AVPNext, the AVP Pro Tour and their non-profit 501(c)3 organization, AVPFirst. For more information, visit www.avp.com.

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