Sean Rosenthal

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Sean Rosenthal
Personal information
Full name Sean Michael Rosenthal
Nickname Superman
Nationality  United States
Born (1980-06-19) June 19, 1980 (age 34)
Torrance, California, USA
Hometown Redondo Beach, California, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Teammate
Phil Dalhausser

Sean Michael Rosenthal (born June 19, 1980) is an American beach volleyball player.

He and his former partner, Jake Gibb, represented the United States at the 2008 Olympic Games and 2012 Olympic Games in beach volleyball.

Early life[edit]

Rosenthal was born in Torrance, California. He was raised by his mother, Laura Hurlburt.[1] He attended Redondo Union High School. Rosenthal made his AVP debut as a 16-year old in 1997 with his partner Dale Smith who was 36. Rosenthal did not attend college.

International[edit]

Sean and partner Jake Gibb competed in eight FIVB events in 2008 as part of the Olympic qualifying process, and have earned $42,650 on the FIVB tour in 2008. In 2007, Sean and Jake played in six international events, with fifth being their best finish. They won $26,950.

He and Gibb are currently coached by Mike Dodd.

Olympics[edit]

After making his Olympic debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics with Gibb, the team made it to the quarterfinals before losing to Brazilian duo Ricardo Santos and Emanuel Rego.

Previous partners[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2007AVP Best Defensive Player
  • 2006FIVB Top Rookie
  • 2002AVP Best Server

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
 Alison Cerutti
and Emanuel Rego (BRA)
Men's FIVB Beach Volley World Tour Winner
alongside United States Jake Gibb

2012
Succeeded by
 Jānis Šmēdiņš
and Aleksandrs Samoilovs (LAT)
Awards
Preceded by
 Matteo Varnier (ITA)
 Jake Gibb (USA)
Men's FIVB World Tour "Top Rookie"
2006
Succeeded by
 Igor Kolodinsky (RUS)
Preceded by
 Emanuel Rego (BRA)
Men's FIVB World Tour "Most Outstanding"
2012
Succeeded by
 Phil Dalhausser (USA)
Preceded by
 Alison Cerutti
and Emanuel Rego (BRA)
Men's FIVB World Tour "Team of the Year"
alongside United States Jake Gibb

2012
Succeeded by
 Jānis Šmēdiņš
and Aleksandrs Samoilovs (LAT)