Theo Brunner, Chaim Schalk, Betsi Flint and Julia Scoles on the NORCECA Championship medal stand
Theo Brunner (back row, far left), Chaim Schalk (back row, second from left), Betsi Flint (front row, left in white top) and Julia Scoles (front row, right in white top) show off their medals won at the NORCECA Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 15, 2022) – The U.S. beach team of Betsi Flint/Julia Scoles won the gold medal while the men’s team of Theo Brunner/Chaim Schalk took bronze at the 2022 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour Finals on Sunday in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

In the women’s gold medal match, Flint/Scoles beat Allanis Navas/María González of Puerto Rico 2-0 (21-16, 21-19).

“It’s exciting winning the gold,” Flint told NORCECA. “It was a battle of who was going to be better in the win and we are excited to get this experience together as a team; and just put the pressure on them.”

Scoles added that going into the final, you never know how it’s going to fall, “both teams have gone through a lot of teams to get to that point, so you are prepared for a battle; Puerto Rico gave us a great fight, I’m thankful we were able to pull it out.”

In their semifinal match, Flint/Scoles defeated Atenas Gutiérrez/Abril Flores of Mexico 2-0 (21-11, 21-19).

In the men’s bronze medal match, Schalk/Brunner beat Juan Virgen/Miguel Sarabia of Mexico 2-0 (21-15, 21-18).


The final Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour event will be a Futures tournament on Dec. 28-31 in The Hague, Netherlands.

The U.S. women’s team of Hailey Harward/Kylie Deberg will open in the main draw and Jade Race/Violeta Slabakova will play in the qualifier.

The men’s team of Hagen Smith/Ian Satterfield will start in the qualifier.

The final event of the Beach Pro Tour will be the Tour Finals on Jan. 26-29 in Doha, Qatar. The U.S. team of Kristen Nuss/Taryn Kloth has qualified as the eighth-ranked team.