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Most Notable

  • Volleyball icon Made international debut in 2014 and FIVB main draw debut in 2017
  • Volleyball icon Has partnered internationally with Miles Evans, John Hyden, Mark Burik, Avery Drost, Derek Olson and Adan Roberts
  • Volleyball icon Made professional debut at 2011 AVP Chicago
  • Volleyball icon AVP Most Improved Player in 2015
  • Volleyball icon Played college basketball at Wisconsin-Whitewater and was among the school's top 10 in career blocks


  • flag icon 2023 Challenge La Paz - T33rd with Hagen Smith
  • flag icon 2022 BPT Morocco Challenge - T33rd with Evan Cory
  • flag icon 2022 BPT Espinho Challenge - T25th with Evan Cory
  • Medal 2022 NORCECA La Paz - Gold with Evan Cory
  • Medal 2022 NORCECA Aguascalientes - Silver with Evan Cory
  • flag icon 2021 FIVB Rubavu 2-star - Ninth with Miles Evans
  • flag icon 2019 FIVB Yangzhou 4-star - Ninth with Miles Evans
  • flag icon 2019 AVP Manhattan Beach Open - Bronze with Eric Beranek
  • Medal 2018 FIVB Sydney 2-star - Bronze with Miles Evans
  • Medal 2017 NORCECA Punta Cana - Gold with Miles Evans
  • flag icon 2017 FIVB Agadir 1-star - Ninth with Miles Evans; FIVB main draw debut
  • Medal 2017 NORCECA Ocho Rios - Silver with Miles Evans
  • Medal 2017 NORCECA Grand Cayman - Bronze with Mark Burik
  • flag icon 2014 NORCECA Antigua - Seventh with Adam Roberts; made international debut

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Married to BNT teammate Kelley Larsen Kolinske
  • Volleyball icon Parents are Mary and Ed Kolinske
  • Volleyball icon One of six children... sister Julie played volleyball at University of Milwaukee
  • Volleyball icon Former high school teacher who left hometown of Big Bend, Wisc., to pursue beach volleyball in California


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  • On proposing to then-fiancé Kelley Larsen at an AVP event:"I wanted to do it at Chicago AVP, because that’s her favorite tournament. A lot of her family from both sides meets at that tournament. And I’m from the Milwaukee area."