Taryn Kloth and Sara Hughes
Taryn Kloth, left, and Sara Hughes joust

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 10, 2024) – USA Volleyball is proud to announce the athletes and staff who will comprise the U.S. Beach Volleyball Team for the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

The athlete roster includes two women’s teams and two men’s teams who qualified for the Paris Olympic Games, which run July 26-August 11.

On the women’s side, the teams of Taryn Kloth/Kristen Nuss and Kelly Cheng/Sara Hughes will be going to Paris. For the men, the teams of Andy Benesh/Miles Partain and Chase Budinger/Miles Evans have qualified.

Cheng is the only athlete on the team with previous Olympic experience. She competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games where she tied for ninth with Sarah Sponcil.

All four duos earned an Olympic berth by finishing among the top 17 of their gender’s FIVB Olympic Rankings within the qualification period, which ran January 1, 2023, to June 9, 2024.

Kloth/Nuss finished second overall in the women’s rankings while Cheng/Hughes were third.

Benesh/Partain tied for fourth in the men’s rankings and Budinger/Evans tied for 13th.

Kloth/Nuss are the defending Pro Beach Tour champions and finished third at the 2023 FIVB World Championships. Cheng/Hughes are the defending world champions and took the gold medal at the final qualifying event on June 5-9 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Benesh/Partain took bronze in Ostrava.

Beach volleyball in Paris will take place July 27-August 10 at Eiffel Tower Stadium. Women’s medal matches will be August 9 and men’s will be August 10.

USA Volleyball has won at least one beach volleyball medal in every Olympics since the sport became official in 1996.

U.S. Beach Volleyball Roster for the Olympic Games Paris 2024
Name (Height, Hometown, College, USAV Region)

Andy Benesh (6-9, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Univ. of Southern California, Southern California)
Chase Budinger (6-7, Encinitas, Calif., Univ. of Arizona, Southern California)
Kelly Cheng (6-2, Placentia, Calif., Univ. of Southern California, Southern California)
Miles Evans (6-4, Santa Barbara, Calif., UC Santa Barbara, Southern California)
Sara Hughes (5-10, Costa Mesa, Calif., Univ. of Southern California)
Taryn Kloth (6-4, Sioux Falls, S.D., LSU, North Country)
Kristen Nuss (5-6, New Orleans, La., LSU, Bayou)
Miles Partain (6-3, Pacific Palisades. Calif., UCLA, Southern California)

Credentialed Coaches
Head Coach: Drew Hamilton

Head Coach: Jordan Cheng
Assistant Coach: Gustavo Rocha

Head Coach: Mike Placek
Assistant Coach: Paul Lotman

Head Coach: Dan Waineraich
Assistant Coach: Ed Keller

Head Athletic Trainer: Scott Mackay
Doctor of Chiropractic: David Lee
Dietician: Brooke Wyatt
Sport Performance Coach: Myles Cooper
Sport Performance Analyst: Brian Hurler
Team Leader: Sean Scott