Sean Rosenthal

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Sean Rosenthal
Sean Rosenthal.jpg
Sean Rosenthal in 2008 at Huntington Beach AVP event.
Personal information
Full name Sean Michael Rosenthal
Nickname Superman
Nationality  United States
Born (1980-06-19) June 19, 1980 (age 36)
Torrance, California, USA
Hometown Redondo Beach, California, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)

Sean Michael Rosenthal (born June 19, 1980) is an American beach volleyball player. He is best known for his high leaping ability which has earned him the nickname of "Superman".[1]Rosenthal has an entourage called "Rosie's Raiders".[2]This entourage is mostly comprised by close friends of his who enjoy going to the various tournaments he competes in to support him.[3]He and his former partner, Jake Gibb, represented the United States at the 2008 Olympic Games and 2012 Olympic Games in beach volleyball.

Personal life[edit]

Sean Rosenthal was born in Torrance, California. He was raised by his mother, Laura Hurlburt.[4] He attended Redondo Union High School. At the age of 17 he made his professional debut in the AVP.[5] Sean's partner in his first season was Sean Smith.[6] He has gone on to pair up with players like Jake Gibb and Phil Dalhausser.[7] Some of his professional accomplishments include 11 tour victories in the AVP, Best Server in the AVP in 2002, Best Defensive Player in the AVP in 2007, and he also participated in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.[8] Rosenthal is married to Kayce Matthess and has two children with her.[9][10]

International Competitions[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, Rosenthal and Gibb played in six international events, with fifth being their best finish. They won $26,950.

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. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Rosenthal and Gibb again made it to the quarter-finals where they lost to Martins Plavins and Janis Smedins of Latvia.[11]Shortly after the 2102 Summer Olympics Gibb and Rosenthal split up as team mates after 6 years as partners.[12]

Previous partners[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2012 - FIVB Most Outstanding Player
  • 2012 - FIVB Team Of The Year (Jake Gibb)
  • 2012 - FIVB Tour Champion (Jake Gibb)
  • 2007 - AVP Best Defensive Player
  • 2006 - FIVB Top Rookie
  • 2002 - AVP Best Server[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sean Rosenthal - Premier Management Group - Agent". Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  2. ^ "Entourage alert! - Beach Volleyball Forum Post". www.missionbeachvolleyball.com. Retrieved 2016-07-21. 
  3. ^ "Entourage alert! - Beach Volleyball Forum Post". www.missionbeachvolleyball.com. Retrieved 2016-07-21. 
  4. ^ http://www.nbcolympics.com/athletes/athlete=sean-rosenthal/library/tabs/_athleteBio.html
  5. ^ "This Is America's Tour. This Is The AVP.". Sean Rosenthal | AVP Beach Volleyball. Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  6. ^ "Sean Rosenthal". Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  7. ^ "Sean Rosenthal - Premier Management Group - Agent". Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  8. ^ "This Is America's Tour. This Is The AVP.". Sean Rosenthal | AVP Beach Volleyball. Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  9. ^ "Sean Rosenthal Best USA Beach Volleyball Player News". www.volleywood.net. Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  10. ^ "Kayce Matthess (@kayce3) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  11. ^ "London 2012 - Men's Beach Volleyball". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Sean Rosenthal". Retrieved 2016-07-21. 
  13. ^ "Sean Rosenthal". Retrieved 2016-07-21. 
  14. ^ "Sean Rosenthal". Retrieved 2016-07-21. 

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)