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Taylor Crabb celebrating an AVP victory

TAYLOR CRABB

USA BEACH VOLLEYBALL
2020 OLYMPIAN, 2x AVP MVP & 6x AVP BEST DEFENDER

Taylor Crabb digging a volleyball wearing his signature Oakley shades

GET TO KNOW TAYLOR

BACKGROUND 

 

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

Country: United States

Age: 32 

Height: 6 ft

Weight: 165 lbs

Vertical: 42"

High School: Punahou School

College: Long Beach State

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • 1x Olympian (2020 Tokyo)

  • Fan-Voted AVP Most Exciting Male Athlete of All-Time (2023)

  • 2x AVP MVP (2018-2019)

  • 6x AVP Best Defender (2016-2019, 2022-2023)

  • 2x AVP Best Team with Jake Gibb (2018-2019)

  • 13x AVP Champion

  • 1x FIVB Gold Medalist (Chetumal - 2019)

  • 2x FIVB Bronze Medalist

  • AVP Newcomer of the Year (2015)

  • 1x Teqvoly Gold Medalist (Miami 2023)

  • Played 1 season indoor professionally in France

4 vs 4 Pro Beach Volleyball: Crabb/Sander/Ranghieri/Lucena vs B.Sander/Cook/Field/Patterson/Frishman
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Taylor Crabb, Taylor Sander, and "the most satisfying victory in the world"
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Taylor Crabb, Taylor Sander, and "the most satisfying victory in the world"

Taylor Crabb and Taylor Sander are, alas, Manhattan Beach Open champions. The world feels right, properly balanced, with Taylor Crabb on the Pier. As for Sander? It took the guy just two shots – two! – to get his name on the Pier. That’s insane. We chat all about their win at the Manhattan Beach Open, as well as a number of other topics y’all are going to love, including: - Why Sander thought they had no chance of winning when he woke up Sunday morning - How a trash talker ruined the hopes of Hagen Smith and Logan Webber, and might just be responsible for them getting on the pier - Why Sander thinks beach volleyball is harder than indoor volleyball - Taylor Crabb’s sweet satisfaction of winning it five years after missing the swing that would have put him on the pier in 2018 And so much more. ENJOY! PHOTO: Mpu Dinani *** Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter have a NEW BOOK! Playbook of Champions: The habits, routines, and stories of Olympians, Champions, and world-class athletes. If you listen to the show – which, if you’re reading this, then you are – then this is the perfect book for you, as it is a distillation of the best golden nuggets from our first five years of the podcast. Check it out on Amazon! https://a.co/d/blQ2By0 NEWWW SPONSORRR!! If you’re looking for a better way to reset your body and mind and begin your cold therapy journey, try Ice Barrel and get $150 off your order. Go to IceBarrel.com and use code SANDCAST. That’s IceBarrel.com and use code SANDCAST for $150 off your order. Get Colder. Feel Better! A huge shoutout to our new sponsor, Goodr! Making the best shades on the beach, for the easy price of $25! Goodr makes $25 active sunglasses that don’t slip, don’t bounce, and are 100% Polarized! If you want to support the show and pick up a pair, goodr is giving SANDCAST listeners FREE SHIPPING on your first order! You can go to goodr.com/SANDCASTYT and use code SANDCAST to get FREE shipping. goodr offers a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee and 100% Satisfaction. Find your pair at goodr.com/SANDCASTYT and use code SANDCAST to get FREE shipping. We are FIRED UP to announce that we've signed on for another year with Athletic Greens! Stay healthy with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter and get your greens today! https://athleticgreens.com/partner/d35ctoffer-strength/en?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=influencer&utm_campaign=sandcast_d35ct__a3172__o27&utm_term=cac__a3172__o27&utm_content=sport__a3172__o27 We now have SANDCAST MERCHANDISE!! Rock the gear of your favorite podcast today! https://www.sandcastmerch.com/ If you want to receive our SANDCAST weekly newsletter, the Beach Volleyball Digest, which dishes all the biggest news in beach volleyball in one quick newsletter, head over to our website and subscribe! We'd love to have ya! https://www.sandcastvolleyball.com/ This episode, as always, is brought to you by Wilson Volleyball, makers of the absolute best balls in the game, hands down. You can get a 20-percent discount using our code, SANDCAST-20! https://www.wilson.com/en-us/volleyball Check out our book, Volleyball for Milkshakes, written by SANDCAST hosts Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter: https://www.amazon.com/Volleyball-Milkshakes-Travis-Mewhirter/dp/B089781SHB
How to Play Defense in Beach Volleyball feat. Taylor Crabb
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How to Play Defense in Beach Volleyball feat. Taylor Crabb

How the best defensive player in beach volleyball plays defense. Taylor Crabb, MVP of the AVP, explains his unique approach and the many nuances of beach volleyball defense. Try out our favorite meal prep service, Marley Spoon: http://bit.ly/3Lqmj06 Use our code MCKIBBIN for a 58% discount on your first box and save up to $182 on your first four boxes with Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon You subscribed yet?: https://goo.gl/rvxM5z Super supporters enter here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC72N-8kakvmDbsLMvOf9Kxg/join McKibbin Merchandise: https://goo.gl/qDyacB Join our newsletter? https://goo.gl/sZaccz Hit us up on social media (we respond to every DM): Instagram: @themckibbinbros https://goo.gl/U54Mmm Riley's Instagram: @riley_mack4 https://goo.gl/91pyJx Maddison's Instagram: @maddison.mckibbin https://goo.gl/H3dy8N Twitter: @TheMckibbinBros https://goo.gl/J6grgM Facebook Page: McKibbin Volleyball https://goo.gl/ai83oW Business Inquiries: riley@mckibbinbrothers.com 20% OFF DISCOUNT CODE for all Wilson Volleyball Equipment! CODE: MCKBros-645 Wilson.com : https://goo.gl/DJVx1N **Wilson Sporting Goods is a sponsor of ours and we do get a small kickback if you use our code, BUT you do save money on all beach volleyball equipment and we get paid a little. "Win-Win" Situations if you ask me!** CREDITS: Talent: Riley McKibbin, Maddison McKibbin Produced/Edited by: The McKibbin Brothers Video Captured by: The McKibbin Brothers Clips Used:
Taylor Crabb and Taylor Sander: The most exciting team on the AVP is back in 2023
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Taylor Crabb and Taylor Sander: The most exciting team on the AVP is back in 2023

This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features one of our most requested duos: Taylor Crabb and Taylor Sander. Fresh off a rejuvenating off-season, Crabb and Sander are looking to follow up on a phenomenal first year as partners, one in which they made five finals and won two events, including the Phoenix Gold Series Championships. We chatted about all manner of topics, including: - Why Taylor Sander’s rookie season was historically good, despite what many naysayers might say (and for some reason do) - Why they decided to skip the Doha Elite 16, and will be playing in AVP Miami instead of the La Paz Challenge - What Sander has learned about his own game, and what improvements he’s making heading into 2023 - The mental battle between choosing to play in AVP events vs. Olympic qualifying events And, as always, a whole lot more. SHOOTS! PHOTO CREDS: Mpu Dinani, the man *** NEW BOOK ALERT!!! Travis Mewhirter and Kent Steffes just published a seminal work on the history of beach volleyball in their new book, Kings of Summer: The Rise of Beach Volleyball. Check it out on Amazon!! https://www.amazon.com/Kings-Summer-rise-beach-volleyball/dp/B0B3JHFKM7/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1WGJFWHPBGPQ2&keywords=kings+of+summer+book&qid=1658922972&sprefix=kings+of+summer+book%2Caps%2C1328&sr=8-1 We are FIRED UP to announce that we've signed on for another year with Athletic Greens! Stay healthy with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter and get your greens today! https://athleticgreens.com/partner/d35ctoffer-strength/en?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=influencer&utm_campaign=sandcast_d35ct__a3172__o27&utm_term=cac__a3172__o27&utm_content=sport__a3172__o27 We now have SANDCAST MERCHANDISE!! Rock the gear of your favorite podcast today! https://www.sandcastmerch.com/ If you want to receive our SANDCAST weekly newsletter, the Beach Volleyball Digest, which dishes all the biggest news in beach volleyball in one quick newsletter, head over to our website and subscribe! We'd love to have ya! https://www.sandcastvolleyball.com/ This episode, as always, is brought to you by Wilson Volleyball, makers of the absolute best balls in the game, hands down. You can get a 20-percent discount using our code, SANDCAST-20! https://www.wilson.com/en-us/volleyball Check out our book, Volleyball for Milkshakes, written by SANDCAST hosts Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter: https://www.amazon.com/Volleyball-Milkshakes-Travis-Mewhirter/dp/B089781SHB

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