This is a special edition of the Road to Paris, where Travis Mewhirter breaks down the Olympic beach volleyball race to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Mewhirter is in Ketchikan, Alaska with the Knudsen fam, catching salmon and eating nothing but salmon. He made a deal with himself: He’d only do a Road to Paris if an American team won a gold medal at the Volleyball World Espinho Challenge…which is exactly what Trevor Crabb and Theo Brunner did! So Mewhirter did what he always does, breaking down:

  • How Trevor and Theo just helped the USA do something it hasn’t accomplished in 9 years
  • Brazilians Evandro Goncalves and Arthur Mariano jumping up to No. 2 in the world
  • Austrians Alex Horst and Julian Horl continue to surprise with their silver medal
  • A full Brazilian sweep of the podium on the women’s side – but why Mewhirter still isn’t buying into the majority of the Brazilian federation

And a whole lot more.



Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter have a NEW BOOK! Playbook of Champions: The habits, routines, and stories of Olympians, Champions, and world-class athletes. If you listen to the show – which, if you’re reading this, then you are – then this is the perfect book for you, as it is a distillation of the best golden nuggets from our first five years of the podcast. Check it out on Amazon!

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