VISIT Milwaukee Blog
| Friday, August 03, 2012
By Zack Zupke
Creative Services Manager
Bradford Beach will once again be at the center of the beach volleyball in United States with the return of Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series Milwaukee Shootout, August 3-5.
The Milwaukee Shootout is pro beach volleyball’s version of the All Star game. The top four men’s and women’s professional beach volleyball teams from the previous four Series stops (Florida Open, Belmar Open, Chicago Open and Hermosa Beach Open) will be competing in a skills competition on Friday evening, followed by a round-robin series of matches on Saturday and showcased by four semi-final and final matches on Sunday.
The men’s field includes 2011 Milwaukee Shootout champions Sean Scott and John Hyden who return to Bradford Beach to defend their title against the top teams on tour, including 7’2” Ryan Doherty, a relative newcomer to the sport but already winning three pro beach events in 2012.
On the women’s side, the #1 seeded team and four-time winners in 2012, Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik will make their first appearance at Bradford Beach.
Friday August 3:
- 5pm – 7:30pm: Jose Cuervo All-Pro Skills Competition
Saturday, August 4:
- 10am – 4pm: Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Milwaukee Shootout Round Robin
- 4:30pm: Bradford Beach Volleyball Series Women’s Open Finals on Stadium Court
- 5:30pm: Bradford Beach Volleyball Series Men’s Open Finals on Stadium Court
Sunday August 5:
- 9am – 1pm: Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Milwaukee Shootout Semifinals
- 1pm: Bradford Beach Co-ed 4’s Finals on Stadium Court
- 2pm – 4pm: Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Milwaukee Shootout Finals
Teams that have qualified for the Milwaukee Shootout are:
- Sean Scott / John Hyden
- Ryan Doherty / Casey Patterson
- Avery Drost / Ty Tramblie
- Matt Prosser* / John Mayer
(*Matt Prosser will take Brad Keenan’s place due to schedule conflict)
- Jenny Kropp / Whitney Pavlik
- Tyra Turner / Priscilla Lima
- Kristin Batt / Raquel Ferreira
- Jennifer Fopma / Brooke Sweat
In addition to the hard-hitting pro beach volleyball action, title sponsor Jose Cuervo has filled the sand with entertainment at the Cuervo Village, a full festival-like atmosphere that features music, consumer contests, giveaways and much more. Admission for the Jose Cuervo Beach Volleyball Series Milwaukee Shootout is free to the public.
At the completion of volleyball activities on Friday and Saturday evening, there will be free reggae concerts featuring The Urbanites on Friday and RAS Movement on Saturday. All shows will begin at approximately 7pm.
After the tournament, head over to the Iron Horse Hotel, where you can enjoy drinks exclusively made for the tournament and only available this weekend.
So grab your flip flips and sunglasses... and head to the beach!
Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series Milwaukee Shootout