Troy Ketterling recently sprinkled a sample of the black sand he discovered at Reserva Pacuare in Costa Rica on Wasatch Beach. In so doing, Troy continued the tradition that began more than ten years ago. Today, Wasatch Beach has sand from more than 20 world beaches. Check out the list on the About page. If you are traveling to a beach that isn’t on the list, please bring back a small sample. Thanks Troy!
2012 was a season of fun in the sun with friends new and old, all playing inspired volleyball at Wasatch Beach. We have many special people to thank for making this season great, but first let’s take a look back.
Reporting from the Rock Star bar, I was able to watch and call 9 Tournaments and 3 League Sessions in which 329 individual athletes laid it out on the best sand courts in Utah while vying for $15,000 in combined cash, prizes and Oakley bucks paid out over the course of the 2012 season.
The season kicked off on April 28 with the King & Queen of the Beach. The Open division winners were Angela Peterson and Bobby Webb who went on to finish the 2012 season as the number 1 ranked Open players at Wasatch Beach. Both players battled all season; Angela earned 4 first place finishes and Bobby earned 3.
While the Open players are identified here, we recognize all of the divisions in the final rankings elsewhere on the site. So check those out.
Winners in the other 2012 Open Division tourneys and leagues included:
Life’s a Beach Open: Brenda Whicker & Nina Mortensen, Derran Cannon & Joe Hillman
Bump-Set-Chill: Traci Walsh & Angela Peterson, Ryan Beckstrom & Bobby Webb
Sports Mall Classic: Brenda Whicker & Airial Salvo, Derran Cannon & Mike Nelson
Corona Cup: Kyle Smith & Jake Spencer
Utah Legends: Brenda Whicker & Airial Salvo, Neil Birrell & Ryan Beckstrom
Qualifier for the Mother Lode: Brenda Whicker & Nina Mortensen, Derran Cannon & Joe Hillman
King & Queen Closer: Sundi Brown, Bobby Webb
Wasatch Cup League 1: Traci Walsh & Angela Peterson, Bobby Webb & Troy Ketterling
Wasatch Cup League 2: Sundi Brown & Lori Baird, Jake Spencer & Jared Ellingsworth
Wasatch Cup League 3: Angie Adams & Marti Walker, Kyle Smith & Jake Spencer won under the lights at the first Wasatch Beach night tourney.
The First Annual Coed Open doubles tourney victory went to Angela & Casey Adams.
Check the WBV facebook page for event pictures (and make sure you like the page to get our periodic updates).
Now for some thank yous, starting with a special thank you to the Wasatch Beach Volleyball board members for their efforts and dedication:
Kiera Roberts – Women’s Player Representative
Brad Schvaneveldt – Men’s A Player Representative and Web site Administrator
Derran Cannon – Men’s Open Player Representative and WBV Pro
Mark Zimmerman – WBV Co-Founder
And what about the new Wasatch Beach Volleyball Web site? Special thanks to Brad Schvaneveldt for creating our beautiful and functional new online home.
Thanks to the staff of The Sports Mall for another year of collaboration and support. Finally, thanks to everyone who came out to play, and to watch and cheer, for making 2012 another season to remember at Wasatch Beach.