Teams from seven different countries make up the men’s quarterfinal field with top seeded Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb and qualifiers Tri Bourne/Trevor Crabb highlighting the field. Both American pairs won their respective pools and claimed their spot in the quarters with tiebreak victories in Round 2.
Top seeded Americans Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb and No. 19 Trevor Crabb/Tri Bourne are among eight pool title winners to earn a free pass to the second elimination round. Qualifiers Crabb/Bourne knocked off No. 3 Pablo Herrera/Adrian Gavira in straight sets to claim Pool C.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will be the first stop on the FIVB Beach Major Series tour for the second straight year.
The reaction time on a Paolo Nicolai serve is similar to that of a 100 mile per hour fastball.
Norway’s Anders Mol/Christian Sorum won their fourth straight gold medal and biggest yet, taking the FIVB World Tour Finals title with two wins on Saturday, including a gold medal win sweep of ninth-seeded Michal Bryl/Grzegorz Fijalek of Poland.
The final four is set for the men’s FIVB World Tour Finals after pool play concluded and two quarterfinal matches were contested on Friday. Two teams from Poland, one from Germany and one from Norway will vie for podium positions.
Germans Julius Thole/Clemens Wickler and Norway’s Anders Mol/Christian Sorum are 3-0, while fifth seeded Latvians Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins and sixth-seeded Spaniards Pablo Herrera/Adrian Gavira were mathematically eliminated from the race for the FIVB World Tour Finals title on Thursday.
Day 1 of the World Tour Finals included eight men’s matches with Poland’s Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak headlining the action with a pair of victories. Meanwhile, Norwegians Anders Mol/Christian Sorum extended their win streak to 20 matches.
As the sand in Hamburg, Germany, heats up ahead of the FIVB World Tour Finals, take a look at the men’s race, including top seeded Norwegians Anders Mol/Christian Sorum and three-time 2018 gold medalists Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen from the Netherlands.
All eyes will be on Hamburg, Germany for the second straight year as the top 10 men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams converge to crown the best of the 2018 FIVB World Tour. Summer Ross/Sara Hughes are the lone Americans among the field.