Pro Beach 4s - Detroit,MI - June 14-16, 1996


1. Sony Autosound $10,900 - Oden, White, Schwerm, Boehle (3-1)
2. Paul Mitchell $9,100 - Cobbs, Buckner, Shoemaker, Kurt (3-1)
3. Norelco $7,300 - Shaver, W. Stammer, Hatchett, McKienzie (2-2)
4. Discus Athletic $6,100 - Cox, Eldridge, Johnson, Randick (1-3)
5. NIKE $4,600 - Reece, Romero, Meredith, L. Sato (1-3)


1. Paul Mitchell $10,000 - Williams, Greenbaum, Presho, Buck (3-1)
2. OP $8,400 - D.Dvorak, Diehl, Duke, Briceno (3-1)
3. Outdoor Products $6,400 - Hanan, Salmons, Allen, E.Sato (1-3)
4. Sony Autosound $5,200 - Partie, Sealy, Sullivan, Knipe (1-3)


WOMEN'S FINAL: Sony Autosound def. Paul Mitchell 15-5

Team Sony Autosound Wins Their Second Straight Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament

Detroit, MI, (June 16, 1996) - For the second week in a row, Kim Oden's Team Sony Autosound came up the winner. This time they won the Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament in Detroit, MI, by defeating Janet Cobbs' Team Paul Mitchell 15-5 in the first final shown on "live" TV by ESPN.

1992 Olympic Bronze medliast, Oden (Irvine, Cal./Stanford) led Sony with 7 kills and 4 blocks in the championship match. Paul Mitchell was paced by 1996 standout league rookie and hometown native, Diane Shoemaker (San Diego, Cal./Univ. of Tennessee) with 8 kills. Sony collects $10,900 for first place, while Paul Mitchell gets $9,100 for second. Team Sony Autosound advanced to the final by defeating Team Norelco 15-11 in the women's semi-final.

The Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball League action will continue next weekend in Chicago, Illinois, as the men and women will begin play on Friday, June 21. The women's final will again be televised live on ESPN on Saturday, June 22 at 4:00 p.m. (EST).


MEN'S FINAL: Paul Mitchell def. OP 12-7

Team Paul Mitchell Wins Their First Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament in 1996

Detroit, MI, (June 16, 1996) - Mark Presho (Huntington Beach, Cal/Univ. of Hawaii) led Team Paul Mitchell as they captured their first tournament victory of the 1996 Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball season by defeating Team Ocean Pacific 12-7 Sunday in Detroit's Metro Beach, Metro Park.

Presho's 17 kills and team captain, Jeff Williams' (Santa Monica, Cal/UCLA) 12 digs were too much for Ocean Pacific, who entered the championship match with a 3-1 mark. 1994 Rookie of the year, Mike Diehl's (Huntington Beach, Cal/UCLA) 15 kills and 3 blocks were not enough to lead his team to victory. Diehl finished the tournament as the kills leader with 45.

Paul Mitchell advanced to the finals on Sunday by defeating Sony Autosound 15-8 in the men's semi-final match earlier in the day. Paul Mitchell collects $10,400 for the win, while OP collects $8,400 for 2nd. Last weekend's men's tournament champion, Team Sony Autosound finished 1-3 and in last place, while Team Outdoor Products finished 3rd.

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