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. 18 Open had 34 teams, 12 from CA. 18 USA had 35 teams, 20 from CA. 18 Liberty had 55 teams, 29 from CA. 18 American had 94 teams, 50 from CA. 17 Open had 39 teams, 17 from CA. 17 USA had 63 teams, 23 from CA. 17 Liberty had 56 teams, 23 from CA. 17 American had 128 teams, 78 from CA. Here are the results.
18 OPEN: Coached by Ozhan Bahrambeygui, James Gekas, and Leyla Blackwell, Coast 18 took 1st place with a record of 10-0. This team defended its Red Rock Rave championship from 17 Open last year. Taking home gold and securing their spot at Nationals are Milan Bayless Milan Bayless 5'11" | OH Cathedral Catholic | 2023 State CA , Noemi Glover, Brooklyn Briscoe Brooklyn Briscoe 6'4" | MB Santa Fe Christian | 2023 State #52 Nation CA , Zoe Rachow Zoe Rachow 5'11" | S Otay Ranch | 2023 State #141 Nation CA , Bianka Lulic Bianka Lulic 6'5" | MB La Jolla Country Day | 2023 State #108 Nation CA , Irelynd Lorenzen Irelynd Lorenzen 6'2" | MB Santa Fe Christian | 2023 State CA , Brooklyn Yelland Brooklyn Yelland 5'8" | OH Laguna Beach | 2023 State CA , Sydney Bold Sydney Bold 5'7" | DS/L Bishops | 2023 State #166 Nation CA , Claire Little Claire Little 6'2" | OH Vista Murrieta | 2023 State #46 Nation CA , Bella Rittenberg Bella Rittenberg 5'11" | RS Chaparral | 2023 State CA , Nicole Quinn, Ryleigh Patterson Ryleigh Patterson 6'1" | RS Cathedral Catholic | 2023 State CA , and Catherine Schnell Catherine Schnell 5'11" | OH Cathedral Catholic | 2023 State CA .
Also in the 18s Open Division, coming in 2nd place is Sunshine 18 LA. Coached by Cari Klein, Tuan Le, and Austin Matautia Sunshine brings home silver and marks their spot in Nationals. Celebrating the win are Elliana Moreno, Dior Charles Dior Charles 6'1" | MB Marymount | 2023 State #93 Nation CA , Torrey Stafford Torrey Stafford 6'0" | OH Marymount | 2023 State #20 Nation CA , Olivia Babcock Olivia Babcock 6'3" | OH Sierra Canyon | 2023 State #13 Nation CA , Grace Thrower Grace Thrower OH Harvard-Westlake | 2023 CA , Drew Wright Drew Wright 5'11" | OH Mira Costa | 2023 State CA , Kahealani Carvalho, Avery Jones Avery Jones 6'1" | RS Harvard-Westlake | 2023 State CA , Lauren Brooker, Sydney Floyd Sydney Floyd 5'9" | S Vista Mar | 2023 State CA , Kaylin Martinez, Ava-Marie Lange, Ava Gronemeyer and Catherine Maffei.
18 USA: San Diego Volleyball Club 18 (SDVBC) coached by Christopher Muscat, Stephen Lamb, and Danielle Lamb finished 3rd, taking home bronze. Solidifying their spot at Nationals are Hannah Damm, Haley Keller, Kate Lewis, Brie Bender, Kassandra Nall, Analiese Gagliano Analiese Gagliano 5'7" | DS/L Patrick Henry | 2023 CA , Juliana Van Ommering, Breeze Czapinski Breeze Czapinski 5'11" | RS Poway | 2023 State CA , Abigal Geier, Makena Heidmann, Emerson Wagner, Claire Nordeen Claire Nordeen 6'0" | S Fallbrook | 2024 CA , and Gracie Beilby.
18 LIBERTY: Apex1 18 Black took 1st in this division. Coached by a family unit with brothers Gus and Josh Tuaniga along with their mom Tinei, Apex1 established their place in nationals with a 10-0 record. Taking home gold are Naila Ia, Josephine Fuamatu, Loimata Siaki, Grace Min Grace Min 5'2" | DS/L Sunny Hills | 2023 CA , Ryleeh Tuaolo, Neriah Tualaulelei-Malele, Julia Reusch, Madelaine Gloria, Emma Fa’alogo, Jordin Taulua and Enaya Vaielua.
18 AMERICAN: Three California teams placed in this division. San Gabriel Elite 18 Roshambo coached by Hugo Ayala, Miranda Brom, and Nathan Yu finished with a record of 10-0. Taking 1st place, a gold medal and a bid to Nationals are JoAnn Ferro, McKenna Edwards McKenna Edwards 5'10" | S Village Christian | 2024 CA , Kamea Vongfak, Amanda Redding, Taylor Brandley Taylor Brandley 6'0" | OH Monrovia | 2023 CA , Lola Brown, Chloe Nussbaum Chloe Nussbaum 5'9" | DS/L La Canada | 2024 State CA , Mia Ramos, and Taylor Treahy Taylor Treahy 6'0" | OH Saugus | 2024 CA .
Second place in 18 American goes to IV Force 18 Wildpepper. They are coached by Heather Wingo, Kimberly Harris, Vashti Elias Romero, and Kyle Taylor. The following players took home silver; Mya Dalpiaz, Diana Castro, Phoebie Miller, Itzel Aguayo, Ava Avila, Sophia Cardenas Sophia Cardenas 5'4" | S Los Osos | 2024 CA , Kaley Joye, Trinity Gonzales, Isabella Farrokhi Isabella Farrokhi 5'5" | DS/L Redlands | 2023 CA and Torey Barnthouse.
Third place in American goes to Dartfrog 18 Katie. Coached by Katie Gardenhire and Nicolette Bloomer Taking home bronze is Payton Rogers, Ameera Sheikh, Avery Claunch, Sutton Thompson, Addison Olson, Kayla Stephen, Stevie Yursik, Andee Jacobson, Chloe Weiting, Sydney Penton and Natalie Castillo.
Congratulations go to each team, coaching staff, and players. Your hard work paid off!
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