Welcome back to SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter. On this episode, we brought in yet another Olympian – and a rookie who is not a real rookie on the beach, TJ DeFalco.

DeFalco competed in his first Olympics in Tokyo, making a name for himself with an absurd ability to hit the back row quick set, then got the coolest of calls: Nick Lucena wanted to play the Manhattan Beach Open with him. And so it was that DeFalco played his first AVP since 2016.

On this episode we discuss:

  • How it felt for TJ to get back on the beach after nearly five years off it
  • His first Olympic experience in Tokyo
  • How Reid Priddy forever altered the trajectory of his career
  • How eight words and a phone call from Matt Fuerbringer got him to partner with Nick Lucena

And, as always, much, much more.


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