This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features Nick Lucena, one of the most humble, genuine, fun people in the sport of beach volleyball. As any conversation with Lucena is, this one was an absolute blast – funny, introspective, humble.

On this episode, we chat about:

  • How Lucena intended to retire a decade ago, and why he’s still playing now
  • How he had given up on the hope of qualifying for an Olympics – and then qualified for two, in Rio and Tokyo
  • His thoughts on playing with Andy Benesh, with whom he’ll be playing this season
  • Why working out before matches works so well for him

And, as always, so much more. Such a fun episode with Nick.



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