This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features the host himself, Bourne with his new partner, Chaim Schalk. The two have only played three tournaments thus far – this was recorded before the Volleyball World Itapema Challenge – and it has been an expectedly up and down journey. We chatted about their first two tournaments, in La Paz and Tepic, and a bunch else, such as:

  • What it’s been like forming a new team between former rivals
  • How Schalk’s and Bourne’s work ethics mirror one another, and why that will be so critical for long-term success
  • Why this year is the first time Chaim Schalk has felt like he’s treating it like a real pro
  • What makes Sweden’s David Ahman and Jonatan Hellvig so ridiculous

And 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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