This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter features Kristen Nuss and Taryn Kloth, one of the fastest-rising teams on the AVP and Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour. Just how fast did they rise? Less than a year ago, they had zero international points to their name. Now they’re No. 7 in the world and tops in the U.S. They were the 2022 AVP Team of the Year. And now they’re making a push for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. We chatted about their wild ride of a year, as well as:

  • What it’s been like learning how to lose with one another
  • How it is being best friends, business partners, volleyball partners, and, yes, roommates
  • The hilarious lessons they learned on the road last year, which led them to sprinting through Brazil to get to a match on time (a match they didn’t think they had to play)
  • What tools they’ve added to the metaphorical belt heading into 2023

And, as always, a whole lot more.



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!!

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