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|Owner||Dennis Wagner ("Dr. Ono")|
|Created by||Dennis Wagner ("Dr. Ono")|
|Launched||June 2, 1999|
The Beach Volleyball Database is a website that holds extensive information about international beach volleyball players, tournaments and history. News are frequently updated, and the site has results for continental and international tournaments. It is the only website of its kind in the sport of beach volleyball.
The press operations officer for the AVP, Tim Simmons, has said that the Beach Volleyball Database has had a major impact on the sport. Information that is now easily accessible through the website, used to take time-consuming research through different sources. Now professional athletes have a chance to set long-term goals based on their long-term results in comparison to other professional beach volleyball players.
Volleyball Magazine calls the website "a reliable source for entries and results."The site also collaborates with the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) to provide tournament notes to the FIVB website.
The Beach Volleyball Database was launched online by Dennis Wagner on June 2, 1999.Wagner (nicknamed "Dr. Ono") operates the website on his own, for free. He has spent thousands of hours on the database, from a computer terminal in his home.
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Charles Frederick "Karch" Kiraly is an American volleyball player, coach and broadcast announcer. In the 1980s he was a central part of the U.S National Team that won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games. He went on to win the gold medal again at the 1996 Olympic Games, the first Olympic competition to feature beach volleyball. He is the only player to have won Olympic gold medals in both the indoor and beach volleyball categories. He played college volleyball for the UCLA Bruins, where his teams won three national championships under head coach Al Scates.
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Alexandra "Alix" Klineman is an American beach volleyball and former indoor volleyball player. In high school she was the 2006 Gatorade National Player of the Year. She was a four-time All-American in volleyball at Stanford University, and the 2010 Volleyball Magazine national player of the year. She won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2011 Pan American Games. Switching to beach volleyball, she was named part of the 2018 Association of Volleyball Professionals Team of the Year, and individually honored with the 2018 and 2019 Best Blocker awards. She is lanky, 6' 5", and even dwarfs her elder brother Max, who happens to be 2.5" shorter than she is at 190 cm.
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