By Kirk Morgan
The men’s and women’s 2019 California Beach Volleyball Association “A” level tournaments were held at Main Beach April 6-7 with great weather and good-sized crowds enjoying some very competitive beach volleyball.
Hometown locals ruled the beach, with Jacquelyn Strawn and Lauren McCarthy taking first in the girl’s division and earning their coveted “AA” beach rating. Laguna’s Ayrton Garcia and Joshua Meiswinkle held off Chris Trauger and Jake Jones from Simi Valley in front of a raucous local crowd to earn their first AA rating.
These beach tournaments are organized and sanctioned by the California Beach Volleyball Association, a grassroots nonprofit supporting the sport of beach volleyball, and the city of Laguna Beach.
April 7 | Men’s
Ayrton Garcia & Joshua Meiswinkel 1 AA
Chris Trauger & Jake Jones 2 A
Ken Holloway & Nick Ramsey 3 A
Joshua McDevitt & Eduardo Mota 3 A
Brett Kirkconnell & Mark McDevitt 5 B
Jason Smith & Nick Collins 5 B
Taylor Storm & Keith Boothroyd 5 B
Andrew Reavis & James Bardin 5 B
April 6 | Women’s
Jacquelyn Strawn & Lauren McCarthy 1 AA
Amber Shaffer & Marya Samuelson 2 A
Danielle Gallo & Sheri Myers 3 A
Alanna Shields & Hannah Ledesma 3 A
Brooke Birch & Victoria Ford Burke 5 B
Taylor Lewis & Jennifer Smith 5 B