Northwest Duo Takes on the World to Start Their 2018 Beach Season!
Brian Miller and Brett Ryan had a breakout year in 2017 when they qualified for the main draw of the Manhattan Beach Open by winning the Beach Blast AVPNext division in Ocean Shores and then two weeks later worked their way through a huge qualifier bracket with over 100 teams to earn a main draw seed at the AVP Hermosa Open. In 2018 they are starting their season in Huntington Beach against the best talent from the AVP and the World.
Ryan and Miller start their season at the FIVB Huntington Beach 4 Star event in phase one of the two day single elimination qualifier on Tuesday. The tournament is a first of its kind collaboration that will feature the top AVP teams and the Top FIVB athletes from around the World in a 48 team double elimination tournament.
In order to get into the top 48 and be part of the official event, Ryan and Miller must win their match on Tuesday against Shawn Ledig and Torin Jeffreys who are also playing in their first FIVB event. The winner of that match will qualify for the second phase of the qualifier which takes place on Wednesday and features American teams and up and coming international teams competing for eight spots in the 48 team main draw.
Americans Phil Dahlausser and Nick Lucena are the number one seed in the main draw. They won the previous event on American soil this year, a Beach Major Series event in February in Ft. Lauderdale. They will be under pressure from the top teams in the World to defend home soil in Huntington Beach in a demanding double elimination format.
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Watch Brian Miller and Brett Ryan play against Ty Loomis and Curt Topple from Manhattan Beach in 2017