Trevor Crabb and Tri Bourne

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 14, 2021) – The U.S. beach team of Tri Bourne and Trevor Crabb will begin the FIVB World Tour four-star event in Cancun in the qualifier bracket rather than in the country quota.

The change comes because the U.S. team of Chase Budinger/Casey Patterson dropped out of the event.

With 2,000 FIVB entry points, Bourne/Crabb should be seeded first in the qualifier bracket. If any teams should drop out of the main draw, Bourne/Crabb would move up.

Bourne/Crabb along with U.S. teams Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb and Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena are battling for two men’s berths at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The U.S. men’s teams of Theo Brunner/Chaim Schalk and Miles Evans/Bill Kolinske will play each other in the country quota on Thursday for the final U.S. slot in the qualifier.

On the women’s side, Kelly Claes/Sarah Sponcil, Sara Hughes/Emily Day and Kelly Reeves/Terese Cannon will play country quota matches on Thursday for one spot in the qualifier.

Claes/Sponcil are battling Brooke Sweat/Kerri Walsh Jennings and Kelley Kolinske/Emily Stockman for the second U.S. women’s berth to the Tokyo Olympics. Alix Klineman/April Ross have already qualified mathematically for Tokyo.

You can watch the men’s country quota match live at

You can watch the women’s country quota matches live at

There will be a full USA Volleyball preview of the event posted tomorrow.