Opposite Brook Billings (Santa Barbara, Calif.) has been with the U.S. Men’s Team since 2002. He was a member of the 2004 Olympic Team that finished fourth in Athens and an alternate on the 2008 team. He played in two World League pool play matches in 2008 and the U.S. Men went on to win the gold medal in the final round.
Billings led Team USA in scoring and ranked third among all scorers with 73 points on 67 kills, five blocks and one service ace at the Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic. Billings played for the University of Southern California in 1999-2002. In 2000 he earned Asics/Volleyball All-America first team, AVCA All-America second team and All-MPSF first team honors.
Billings was born in 1980 in Santa Barbara, Calif. He is the son of David Billings and Daphne Von Essen. His stepmother's name is Beth Berger. He also has a sister, Summer Billings, and a brother, James Von Essen.