This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features Ben O’Dea and Brad Fuller. They’re New Zealand’s top beach volleyball team, and will be competing in China this weekend for one last shot at an Olympic berth through the Asian Continental Cup. The O’Dea name has been synonymous with New Zealand beach volleyball for years, as Ben and his brother, Sam, were essentially the only ones doing it full-time. But with the return of Jason Lochhead, the federation pumped in more funding, and has been on a steady improvement ever since. We chat all about that, as well as:

  • Why O’Dea and Fuller feel like they’re on the precipice of a major breakthrough
  • Why both Fuller and O’Dea didn’t want to retire before partnering with the other one
  • What an Olympic bid would mean to the New Zealand beach volleyball federation
  • Why Jason Lochhead’s return was such a big deal

And, as always, much, much more.

SHOOTS!

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