Despite Mother Nature’s worst intentions, the 43rd annual edition of the 2015 MotherLode Volleyball Classic, ended up well. By the numbers: players came from 28 States of the Union, including Hawai’i, and from Mexico, Canada, South Africa, and, even, Brazil (although the winning Women’s Open team of Ferreira/Cunha now live, and train, out of St. Petersburg, Florida). Ryan Ammerman, of Parker, Colorado and Will Montgomery, of Santa Barbara, California surprised all of the pro teams by winning the Men’s Open division. Finishers, in all divisions, came from 18 different States and the winning teams in the 27 divisions represented 13 States. The MotherLode is, truly, a national (nee: international) grassroots Event in the world of beach volleyball.
The ‘Lode 2016: August 31-Labor Day, September 5, 2016.
And, the weather wasn’t all that bad as the mantra of all of the teams competing at the 43rd Annual MotherLode Volleyball Classic was “play on”. And, play on they did as every division finished on time without any delays; proving that beach volleyball players are a “hardy group”.
The weather didn’t dampen their party spirits either as players, and their entourages, could be seen all over the City of Aspen in the late afternoons and evenings; taking in the beautiful scenery, exploring the retail stores , and enjoying the voluminous cuisine and nighttime party scene that Aspen is so famous for.
Full results of the Finishers in all divisions can be found on this web site under the “Inquiry” page; and, then, click on Results.
The 44th Annual MotherLode is, already, shaping-up to be something special. So, get ready for that “opening registration” date of April 1, 2016 and start booking your reservations as soon as possible.