2005 AVP Cincinnati Open Presented by Liftoff: Pro Beach Volleyball LIVE on NBC

June 29, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
The Cincinnati Open presented by Liftoff is the first stop on the 2005 AVP Nissan Championship Series televised LIVE on NBC. The Women’s Finals will air at 4:30 pm EST on Saturday July 2nd. The Men’s Finals will air at 4:30 pm EST on Sunday July 3rd. Log on to http://AVP.com for more information

Tune in for LIVE coverage as more than 150 of the top professional beach volleyball athletes descend into Cincinnati. The Women’s side features 2004 Olympic gold medal winners Misty May and Kerri Walsh, and 2004 Olympic bronze medal winners Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs. On the men’s side, three-time Olympic gold medal winner Karch Kiraly, AVP MVP Mike Lambert and 2000 Olympic gold medalists Eric Fonoimoana and Dain Blanton.

Golden Girls May and Walsh enter Cincinnati undefeated in 2005. The duo has not lost a match since the 2004 Chicago Open. May and Walsh have won all of their matches in 2005 and having most recently captured the Beach Volleyball World Championship on June 25, 2005. Their current win streak sits at 46 matches. May & Walsh hold the record of 89 consecutive wins set during the 2003 and 2004 season.

The AVP Men have seen four winners in five events in 2005. Olympian Stein Metzger & Jake Gibb won in Fort Lauderdale and Tempe, Nick Lucena & Phil Dalhausser won in Austin, Olympians Jeff Nygaard & Dax Holdren won in Santa Barbara, and Matt Fuerbringer & Casey Jennings captured the San Diego Open.

The competition will be fierce as $250,000 is on the line in Cincinnati in the first of five AVP Championship Series events.

Watch and Win: Catch the action LIVE on NBC for your chance to win a 42” Plasma Television. Log on to http://avp.com for details.

The AVP will be LIVE on NBC throughout the summer. After Cincinnati, the Championship Series continues:

• Hermosa Beach Open - July 23 and 24 at 4:30pm EST.
• Huntington Beach Open - August 13 and 14 at 4:30pm EST.
• Manhattan Beach Open - August 20 and 21 at 4:30pm EST.
• Chicago Open - September 4th at 2pm EST.

Log on to http://avp.com for more information.