Trevor Crabb

Brig Beatie at the 2019 World Championships in Hamburg/FIVB photo For Brig Beatie, being chosen to officiate beach volleyball in the Tokyo Olympics is the pinnacle of his officiating career. But the honor is bittersweet. Beatie has succeeded his good...
  • July 17, 2021
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the USA’s Sarah Sponcil plays a ball at FIVB Gstaad/FIVB photo Only two American teams remain entering Friday’s FIVB Gstaad as Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil — who finally lost after winning their previous 13 FIVB matches — and Kelley...
  • July 8, 2021
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Brooke Sweat digs in the Sochi qualifier/FIVB photo With the qualifier completed, the stage is set for the penultimate Olympic beach volleyball qualifier, a four-star tournament in Sochi, Russia, and Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and Brooke Sweat got through into...
  • May 26, 2021
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Travis Mewhirter passes a ball in practice before the Bulgaria one-star. Photo/Lisa Dietrich SOFIA, Bulgaria — It was at 9:04 in the morning when I heard the first whistle. By the time it had made it over the courts, around...
  • May 23, 2021
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April Ross and Alix Klineman will take a well-deserved rest dduring the Sochi 4-star/FIVB photo A 33-month (!) journey is finally (mercifully?) coming to a close in a little over a month’s time as the beach volleyball fields for the...
  • May 21, 2021
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April Ross will play for the meda rounds Saturday/FIVB photo At the 4-star FIVB Cancun Hub on Friday, four American teams — April Ross and Alix Klineman, Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil, Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser, and Tri Bourne...
  • May 1, 2021
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Cherif Samba blocks in the gold medal match/FIVB photo The FIVB beach world tour is hyper-competitive, right? A whole bunch of teams are capable of winning on any given day, right? And when they’re playing in 80-plus degree temperatures and...
  • April 27, 2021
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