Considered the Michael Jordan of beach volleyball, the 46-year-old Kiraly has won more than $3 million in prize money in a career that has spanned four decades. Along with partner Kent Steffes, Kiraly won the gold medal in beach volleyball when the sport made its Olympic debut at Atlanta in 1996.
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The 6-3 native Hawaiian partnered with high school teammate Mike Lambert to win the AVP Team of the Year honor in 2006. Metzger, 34, has finished first in points in each of the past two seasons.
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The 6-6 "Lambo," 33, has won two AVP events this year, giving him 14 titles in the past four summers. He was named MVP of the tour in 2004.
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Todd Rogers and Phil Daulhausser
The team of Rogers, 6-2, left, and Daulhausser, 6-9, has combined to win 13 titles over the past two summers, the most of any tandem during that span.
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The 6-7 Gibb is a Utah native and one of only a handful of players on the AVP Tour that did not play volleyball in college. He has won eight events, including back-to-back wins with partner Sean Rosenthal at Tampa and Atlanta this summer.
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Rosenthal, 27, made his tour debut in 1997 as a 17-year-old. His first win on tour came in 2003.
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As if being 6-3 wasn't enough, Ring, 33, has likely the tour's highest vertical leap at 44 inches. He is currently 11th in points, playing this season with Matt Olson.
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Sean Scott, left, and Matt Fuerbringer
This tandem has had success with other partners, but they are still looking for their first victory together. Fuerbringer, 6-8, right, has four titles to his credit. Scott, 6-5, has five.
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One of the more demonstrative players on tour, Jennings is married to women's player Kerri Walsh. They both won titles on the same weekend at Seaside, N.J., in 2006.
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