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No longer stuck in sand, Tri Bourne aims for volleyball upset at Manhattan Beach
August 16, 2018
With new perspective and a more sound body, Bourne returns to the court Friday at the Manhattan Beach Open. It’s his first tournament since he and then-partner John Hyden won bronze in the FIVB World Tour Finals in September 2016. He’s expecting about a dozen family members to come out in a kind of homecoming for the Redondo Beach resident and USC alum, who will partner with childhood friend Trevor Crabb.
“It doesn’t seem real yet,” Bourne said. “I think it’s going to hit me all at once. I think at some point it will be emotional ... the main thing is I want to enjoy the court.”
SANDCAST: After a long battle back, Tri Bourne returns to the beach
August 15, 2018
Phil Dalhausser stands, hands on his hips, shaking his head, incredulous.
“That,” he says, “looks so boring.”
He’s watching a young man play volleyball by himself, tossing a ball, hitting it line, tossing another, hitting a cut, tossing another, hitting a high angle. Over and over and over, nearly two hours on end.
Many of the passerby on the Manhattan Beach Pier that day could have reasonably concluded one of a few things: The guy was either bored, as Dalhausser suggested, had no friends to play with, or was just borderline crazy.
There was, however, a fourth option.
Tri Bourne, the subject this week on his own podcast, SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, was having the time of his life.
Tri Bourne will compete at AVP Manhattan Beach with Trevor Crabb
August 10, 2018
It has been one year, 10 months and 24 days since Tri Bourne has stepped on a volleyball court in a competitive fashion.
Next week, at the Manhattan Beach Open, that’s set to change.
Bourne, after battling — a battle that will likely continue for the remainder of his career – an enigmatic autoimmune disease, has alas become healthy enough to compete in a tournament. And what a tournament it is to make his return: The granddaddy, the Wimbledon of beach volleyball, the Manhattan Beach Open, alongside one of his childhood friends, Trevor Crabb.
EXCLUSIVE: TRI BOURNE IS BACK!
January 24, 2018
“WHERE IN THE WORLD” IS TRI BOURNE?
May 13, 2017
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 13, 2017 - When the FIVB World Tour resumes next week in this Brazilian coastal city, many will be asking about Tri Bourne from the United States.
A regular on the international Beach Volleyball circuit since 2014 with 40 World Tour starts leading to five podium placements and a gold medal with John Hyden in only his sixth FIVB event Bourne has been sideline due to a "freak illness".
AVP's Tri Bourne reflects on 2016 season, will hold kids clinic on Oahu
December 16, 2016
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There are worse careers than being a professional beach volleyball player. Your office is the sand and you get to travel the world. That's not to say it's not taxing on the body and mind. That is why Hawaii will always be home to former Maryknoll and USC star Tri Bourne, who is back in the islands winding down from an eventful 2016 season. While back in Hawaii for the holidays, Bourne will put on his second annual kids clinic "Bourne on the Beach."
BOURNE & HYDEN SWATCH MAJOR SERIES WORLD TOUR FINAL BRONZE MEDAL WIN
September 18, 2016
Meet the top U.S. beach volleyball teams vying for a spot in Rio
April 15, 2016
Hawaii's Bourne reflects on successful 2015 AVP season, eyes 2016 Olympics
December 30, 2015
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -Tri Bourne grew up in Honolulu, attending Academy of the Pacific and winning a state championship on the Maryknoll boys volleyball team. He went on to play collegiately at USC and now is one of the top players on the AVP Tour, winning the last two events of the 2015 season.
Professional beach volleyball player in town for keiki/teen beach volley clinic
December 24, 2015
Hawaii’s own volleyball stand out and Olympic hopeful, Tri Bourne, will be back in Honolulu for an international exhibition beach volley ball tournament on December 9th and 10th in Waikiki (Queen’s beach). Two weeks later, he will be hosting his 1st annual Keiki/Teen Beach Volley clinic (boys & girls ages 10-18 yrs). This free youth clinic will be held on Dec. 26th & 27th at Hunakai Park in the Kahala neighborhood. This clinic welcomes all skill levels.
LA Times - John Hyden and Tri Bourne Win Kingston AVP Championships Title
September 14, 2015
LA Times - Tri Bourne, John Hyden ready for next step at Huntington Beach tournament
September 09, 2015
Tri Bourne and John Hyden have plenty of reasons to feel optimistic as they head into the 2015 AVP Championships at Huntington Beach.
For starters, they won the most recent AVP Tour event, the Cincinnati Open, defeating top-seeded Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson in the quarterfinals and championship match.
BOURNE & HYDEN UPSET BRAZILIAN WORLD CHAMPIONS
August 20, 2015
Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 20, 2015 - Ageless John Hyden and up-and-coming Tri Bourne continued their winning ways against reigning FIVB world champions Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt as the Americans posted a three-set win over the Brazilians here Thursday at the US$800,000 ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball.In posting a 2-1 (13-21, 21-15, 15-9) win in 52 minutes, the 18th-seeded Bourne and Hyden clinched the top spot in Pool B to secure a “bye” for the first-round of elimination play Friday.
Mizuno Volleyball Welcomes Beach Player Tri Bourne
March 05, 2015
Norcross, Ga. (March 5, 2015) – Mizuno, a global leader in performance volleyball footwear, apparel and equipment, announced a multi-year partnership as the official apparel sponsor of Tri Bourne, professional beach volleyball player. He has captured a number of awards in only two seasons of play including, 2013 AVP Rookie of the Year, 2014 FIVB Rookie of the Year, and 2014 AVP Best Offensive Player. Bourne and partner finished 2014 ranked No. 5 on the FIVB World Tour, second among U.S. teams.
USA’s Bourne/Hyden win first World Tour gold in Berlin
June 22, 2014
Berlin, Germany, June 22, 2014 - Tri Bourne and John Hyden won their first World Tour gold medal at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Berlin smart Grand Slam on Sunday. They beat their fellow Americans Ryan Doherty and Nick Lucena 2-0 (21-17, 21-11) in the final in the German capital.
Both teams came all the way from qualification, Bourne and Hyden even without losing a match. It was the first time in FIVB history two qualifying teams made it to the gold medal match of a Grand Slam.
Daily Breeze- Beach volleyball player Tri Bourne tries to keep pace with generation gap
July 22, 2014