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Ft. Lauderdale Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals | 29 September - 4 October 2015

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Team: Nummerdor/Varenhorst




Nummerdor and Varenhorst are at the end of their first full-season together on the FIVB World Tour. The Dutchmen pair ended the 2014 campaign by winning a FIVB Grand Slam title in Brazil (São Paulo) and an Open crown in South Africa (Mangaung). Overall for 12 FIVB World Tour events together, Nummerdor and Varenhorst have four podium placements and five “final four” finishes to their credit with a 51-17 match record (75.0 winning percentage). The pair placed second at the 2015 FIVB “senior” World Championships after losing the three-set gold medal finale July 5 in The Hague to Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt of Brazil. Nummerdor and Varenhorst also placed third at August’s European continental championships in Klagenfurt, Austria. On the European Tour for three events, Nummerdor and Varenhorst have a 12-4 (75.0%) with one gold medal at the 2014 stop in Baku, Azerbaijan. Overall, the pair has a 63-21 match mark (75.0%) for FIVB and European events.

Varenhorst started playing on the FIVB World Tour in 2009 and was named the top rookie in 2012 during his first fullseason on the international circuit. In addition to the four FIVB medals with Nummerdor, Varenhorst placed third in 2014 with Jon Stiekema in Fuzhou, China. Overall, he has competed in 52 FIVB World Tour events with a 137-89 match mark (60.6%). Varenhorst, who claimed the silver medal at the 2008 under-21 World Championships with Alexander Brouwer, was named the top blocker at the 2015 FIVB World Championships.

Nummerdor is a four-time Olympian with two Volleyball appearances (2000 and 2004) and two Beach Volleyball participations with Richard Schuil (2008 and 2012). Nummerdor started playing on the FIVB World Tour in 2006 where his first Main Draw win with Schuil was over legendary Brazilians Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos in Marseille, France. Nummerdor has competed in 90 FIVB World Tour events with 11 gold medals, 20 podium placements and 26 “final four” finishes to his credit. Nummerdor has won 312 of 463 FIVB World Tour matches (67.4%). The most valuable player at the 2015 world championships, Nummerdor was named the FIVB’s top defender in 2009 and 2011. He and Schuil won three-straight European continental championships (2008-2010).

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