There were over 30 teams vying for titles and Ohio Valley Region bids for the USA Beach Junior Tour National Championships on July 23 in Chicago.
In the girls’ under-12 (U12) division, Macy Reihing (Lexington, Ky.) and Keyton Kinley (Lexington, Ohio) captured first place. Casey Archual (Columbus Ohio) and Alli O’Brien (Columbus, Ohio) finished second. The Cincinnati, Ohio team of Julia Sears and Grace Turner tied for third with Taylor Killens (Mason, Ohio) and Abigail Hughes (Cincinnati, Ohio).
In the girls’ U14 division, Alyssa Steller (Maineville, Ohio) and Sydney Mukes (Morrow, Ohio) won first. Summer and Taylor Szaz (Loveland, Ohio) placed second. The Loveland, Ohio team of Lindsey Handorf and Carolina O’Donnell tied for third place with the Loveland Ohio team of Madison Lindeman and Erin McCarthy.
The Liberty Township, Ohio team of Anna and Leann Starr captured first place in the girls’ U-16 division. Emily Grzeskowiak (Liberty Township, Ohio) and Grace Kauth (Vandalia, Ohio) took second. The Blacklick, Ohio team of CJ Wulf and Tayla Means tied for third place with Katie Kinnear (Marrion, Ohio) and Lexi Hensel (Morral, Ohio).
In the girls’ U18 division, Alexis Elmurr (Lewis Center, Ohio) and Callan Molle (Galena Ohio) finished first. Zoey Bush (Bexley, Ohio) and Amanda Torchio (Dublin, Ohio) placed second. The Columbus, Ohio team of Kayli Lucius and Madelaine Musselman took third.
On the boys’ side, Alex Kimball (Mason, Ohio) and Brendan McConnell (Loveland, Ohio) placed first in the U14 division. The Columbus, Ohio team of Jacob Bloom and Will Eichel won second place. The Dayton Ohio team of Aaron Klaus and Alex Harrison tied for third place with Ben Chico (Dayton, Ohio) and Matt Brudenbaugh (Brockville, Ohio).
In the boys’ U16 division, the Columbus Ohio team of Jeff Cremeans and Evan Feltz captured first place.
In the boys’ U18 division, Wesley Meyer (West Chester, Ohio) and Logan Williams (Clarksville, Ohio) finished in first place. The Liberty Township team of Zachary Dunham and Alex Vohland took second. The Cincinnati Ohio team of Kyle Korn and Mike Richter placed third.