This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features one of the most beloved players on the AVP Tour, and in all of beach volleyball: Ed Ratledge. At 45 years old, Ratledge has been playing professionally for more than half of his life. A vault of knowledge, and one of the most interesting and well-spoken people on Tour, our conversation was a wide-ranging one. We discussed:

  • Ratledge’s San Francisco win in 2018 with Rafu Rodriguez
  • How that victory divided time for Ed: Pre San Francisco, and After San Francisco
  • How he manages to stay present as a competitor while entertaining fans between every point
  • His plans as a player, both this year and down the road



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