The second wave of the Red Rock Rave Junior National Qualifier started on March 11th and ended on March 13th. The age group represented was sixteen through eighteen. This huge event was held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in…
The second wave of the Red Rock Rave Junior National Qualifier started on March 11th and ended on March 13th. The age group represented was sixteen through eighteen. This huge event was held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. There were twelve divisions and a total of 878 teams who participated. Out of that total, 374 teams were from California. 16 Open had 40 teams, 18 from CA. 16 USA had 63 teams, 30 from CA. 16 Liberty had 114 teams, 65 from CA. 16 American had 157 teams, 100 from CA. Here are the results.
16 OPEN: Taking 1st place with a record of 7-3, WAVE 16 Kevin received a bid to Nationals. Coached by Kevin Hodge, Christopher Morris, and Jaye Loyd, their team took home gold. Making that happen was Yuri Park Yuri Park 5'3" | DS/L Rancho Bernardo | 2025 CA , Sydney Raszewski, Mae Kordas Mae Kordas 6'2" | OH Cathedral Catholic | 2025 CA , Olivia Durr Olivia Durr 5'11" | MB San Marcos | 2025 CA , Emily Page, Ava Zamora, Lauren Feiler, Nia Thompson, Ruby Hill, Keila Gabriel, Quinn Loper, and Peyton Bergman.
16 USA: Coming in 3rd with a record of 9-2 and receiving a bid to Nationals is Sunshine 16 Pacific. Coached by Kyle Weindel, Catherine Rhew and Cari Klein Sunshine 16 Pacific took home bronze. Making this happen was Ryan Gilhooly, Luciana Blake, Vanessa Catalano, Maggie Campbell-Rhew, Sophia Luckey, Ava Gordon, Sophia Van Ness, Hannah Brady, Deavan Antoine-Dillon, Elena Thomas, Brooke Gilmour, Nikki Tawil, Kamryn Tifft, Maria Lotyanu and Logan Devereux.
16 LIBERTY: Coached by Angela and Christine Alftin, Red Rock 16 took 2nd place and locked in their bid to Nationals with an 8-2 record. Accomplishing this feat were Gia Rivera, Alyssa Polanco, Ella Abrams, Natasha Abbaszadeh, Amelia Paul, Sarah Littlefield, Cassidy Pietsch, Paige Lambert, Abbi Aufhauser, Izabella Navarro, Mia Sirini, Gabriella Tomatis and Shannon Bullard.
16 AMERICAN: This division only gave out one bid and Bakersfield Volleyball Club (BVC) snagged it up with a 10-0 record. Coached by Judy and John Rexroth, Rachel Wulff, and Mahalia Swink BVC ended the qualifier undefeated. Taking home a gold medal are Mia Sentes, Kenadi Walton, Jadah Tyler, Eliya Dev, Rebecca Woodward, Haiden Arbelo, Vienna Perier, Emma Machado, Reese Dover, Courtney Veith, Lauren Weis, Ashton Rogers, and Samantha Rogers.
Congratulations go to each team, coaching staff, and players. Your hard work paid off!
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