This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter is our LONGEST EPISODE IN HISTORY – by a long shot. Theo Brunner actually has a name for getting into a beach volleyball chat with Jake Dietrich: It’s called “Getting Jaked.” And we got Jaked in the best of ways, finally chatting with the man known on the YouTube chats last year as “The Beard Guy” playing with Hagen Smith. Well, now you’ll know him, as we covered a wide range of topics from:

  • Jake Dietrich’s winding volleyball journey, one in which he has finally found his sweet spot in his prime as a professional
  • The absurd amount of beach volleyball film Dietrich watches, and the many hilarious rabbit holes he has gone down
  • How discovering “the thing that sets you apart” as a beach volleyball player is why Dietrich is playing the best of his career at 34 years old
  • The sweetness of having his family there for his first main draw in Hermosa Beach, where he and Smith stunned top-seeded Tri Bourne and Trevor Crabb

And, as you can tell from the time, so, so, so much more.


PHOTO CREDS: Bryan Malloch


NEW BOOK ALERT!!! Travis Mewhirter and Kent Steffes just published a seminal work on the history of beach volleyball in their new book, Kings of Summer: The Rise of Beach Volleyball. Check it out on Amazon!!

We are FIRED UP to announce that we’ve signed on for another year with Athletic Greens! Stay healthy with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter and get your greens today!

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Check out our book, Volleyball for Milkshakes, written by SANDCAST hosts Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter: