Large crowds turned out to support the event and were treated splendidly to the first Beach Volleyball Tournament the New Orleans area has seen since 1999. With some of the best in the world competing for $150,000 and the title AVP New Orleans Open Champions it was a fierce competition.
The number 1 seeds in both the Men's and Women's divisions showed why they are number 1 and walked away with not only the win and some money, but a cool trophy that is designed as a miniature Mardi Gras float. Winning the Men's final's was Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson. The women's finals were won by Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross.
To see photo's of the trophies and the winners in action visit our friends over at the New Orleans Advocate. There are individual articles of both the Men's winners and the Women's winners.