Professional beach volleyball player in town for keiki/teen beach volley clinic

Published: Dec. 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM HST
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From Tri Bourne

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.

Tri just completed his third year playing on the Association of Volleyball Player (AVP) and the International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB) tours.  For the 2015 AVP season Tri and his partner (veteran John Hayden) finished #1 on the AVP tour by winning the final 2 tournaments (Cincinnati and Huntington Beach) of the season. He and his partner were named 2015 AVP team of the year. Tri and John finished the 2015 FIVB season ranked 13th in the world, winning the bronze medal at the Qatar Open.  Currently Tri and John are the second best US men's team which has given them a strong chance to qualify for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Tri's highlights for the 2014 season include:

  • Finishing the FIVB season 7th on the FIVB World Tour.
  • Winning a Gold Medal at the FIVB Berlin Grand Slam.
  • Winning first place at the AVP Milwaukee Open.
  • Winning the AVP Offensive Player of the Year Award
  • Additionally Tri won the 2013 AVP Newcomer of the Year Award

Tri, a former U.S. National Volleyball Team member, dedicated his training exclusively to pro beach in 2013, resulting in six top-5 finishes and second place tie for the AVP Tour team rankings.  Tri and veteran partner, John Hyden, captured the attention of a nationwide audience after a social media blitz of their "AVP play-of-the-day trended through twitter until landing a 3rd place spot on the ESPN Sports Center top 10 plays of the day in September 2013.

Tri currently lives in Redondo Beach, CA.  He was born and raised on Oahu, HI.  He is a graduate of the Academy of the Pacific, class of 2007.  Tri played for Maryknoll High school and helped the Spartans win the Hawaii Prep Volleyball Title in 2007. Tri also played for the legendary Outrigger Canoe Club and won a Bronze Medal at the 2007 U.S. Junior National Indoor Championships.  When back home islands Tri enjoys surfing, body surfing, hiking and being an ambassador to the sport of beach volleyball.