Randy Stoklos

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Randy Stoklos (born December 13, 1960) is a retired professional beach volleyball player. He is the first player to earn $1,000,000 playing competitive beach volleyball. He won one U.S. championship and Five World championships with Sinjin Smith. He is a four-time winner of the Manhattan Beach Open.

Stoklos has 123 career wins (which ranks Stoklos third of all-time), amassed almost two million dollars in prize money and received numerous MVP and Best Setter awards. Stoklos played college volleyball at UCLA. In 1992, he reflected on his father's unwillingness to allow him to play volleyball at the beach. His father was a Pole who survived a German concentration camp noted in the LA Times as a "harsh old-country type" who was afraid his son would grow up to be lazy if he spent too much time at the beach.[1]

He was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame on October 23, 2008.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Men's FIVB Beach Volley World Tour Winner
alongside United States Sinjin Smith

1989 – 1992
Succeeded by
 Roberto Lopes
and Franco Neto (BRA)


  1. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/1992-05-07/sports/sp-2449_1_randy-stoklos

He now owns a beach volleyball camp for kids (ages7-15) in Santa Monica, Califorinia.