U.S. snow team wins gold, Warriors at U.S. open tryout

From USA Volleyball
A team of beach players added a few layers and won the first U.S. medal in snow volleyball on Saturday, winning gold on the Moscow stop of the 2019 CEV Snow Volleyball Tour.

Three former Wahine All-Americans Karissa Cook, Katie Hartong, Katie Spieler and former USC All-American Allie Wheeler, who got a wild card into the main draw, went 5-0, beating Russia’s Olga Filina, Anna Romashova, Elizaveta Terenteva and Elizaveta Novikova in the final, 15-8, 13-15, 15-10.
On the men’s side, the U.S. team of Lloy Ball, Tomás Goldsmith, Kevin Owens and William Robbins went 1-2 in the main draw and finished tied for ninth.
It was the first time U.S. teams have played in an international snow volleyball competition and it was the first time either team had played snow volleyball.
The women’s final was played in 17-degree weather, under the lights as a light snow fell.
“We are happy; it was a great tournament in a cold, but beautiful Moscow,” Cook told the CEV. “Thanks to everyone involved in our experience here. We enjoyed the great atmosphere. The FIVB and CEV need to continue to develop this sport, since it has a great future. We ourselves live in California, such weather is not something usual for us, but we will still try to play some more snow volleyball tournaments at the first opportunity we get.”
In the semifinals, the U.S. women beat Lithuania, 15-6, 15-5. The U.S. did not lose a set until the final.
Roster from USAV U.S. Men’s open tryouts Dec. 17-18 in Anaheim.
From UH
Colton Cowell, Dalton Solbrig, Gage Worsley, Joe Worsley
Former Warriors who transferred to UCLA
Austin Matautia, Brandon Rattray
The also had beach tryouts
don’t have a roster from that.


  1. WaWa December 23, 2018 8:52 pm

    I’m a huge volleyball fan/follower, but am I the only one who feels Snow Volleyball shouldn’t be a thing?

    I also have mixed feelings of volleyball teams cutting the net after winning a championship match. I feel like cutting the net is a basketball thing and volleyball nets are way more expensive. A basketball net is the perfect size to adorn a trophy. Volleyball players can stick to taking a piece of the SportCourt, should they happen to play their championship on one.

  2. tako December 26, 2018 12:39 pm

    Latest news, Jolie Rasmussen signed with U of H. She’ll be a junior.

  3. Cindy Luis December 26, 2018 1:08 pm

    8. yep, new thread up on that fro today

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