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KING CRABB

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Trevor Crabb began playing volleyball at 3 years old on the infamous Baby Court at Outrigger Canoe Club. These courts have produced 12 volleyball Olympians including legends Stein Metzger, Lindsey Berg (cousin), Clay Stanley, Kevin Wong and Mike Lambert. Trevor grew up playing alongside his Olympian younger brother, Taylor Crabb, as well as many other influential volleyball players worldwide: Tri Bourne, Micah Christenson, the Shoji Brothers and The McKibbin Brothers.

 

Despite his love for playing on the beach and playing for Outrigger's indoor club team for many years, he opted not to play high school volleyball at Punahou - a dynasty over the last 15 years in Hawaii.

Instead, he had aspirations of playing basketball professionally, so he attended Puget Sound to play basketball after helping lead Punahou to a state championship victory. After a couple of years, the itch to play volleyball returned and he transferred to Long Beach State to play Outside Hitter next to his brother -- a fairly unprecedented occurrence to make the team without playing a single volleyball game in high school or college up to that point.


After graduating, Trevor made a beeline for the beach and didn't waste any more time playing indoors. In his first full year on the AVP Tour in 2014, he won the Newcomer of the Year Award. He went through a carousel of partners for many years, including a stint with his brother, before coming up just short of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 with longtime friend Tri Bourne

They were ranked in the top 16 in the world but barely missed qualifying due to being the 3rd ranked US team. Now, Trevor has teamed up with one of the best blockers in the world, Theo Brunner, and they are currently #10 in the World (#2 in USA) and firmly in the hunt for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Trevor has won more AVP titles (8) in the last 5 years than any other AVP Athlete, including 3 consecutive Manhattan Beach Titles from 2020-2022. Because of his brash nature, tournament guarantees and willingness to talk a little trash, many have labeled him the "Villain of Volleyball" as outlined in this great video by the McKibbin Bros.

For some fun interviews with other beach volleyball players and to learn a little more about the Crabb brothers, check out their two seasons of "Drinking Whiskey with the Crabbs."

• 8x AVP Champion
• 2014 AVP Newcomer of the Year
• 2022 AVP Best Team (with Tri Bourne)
• 4x FIVB Gold Medalist (Espinho 2023, China 2x 2018, Switzerland 2018)
• 1x FIVB Bronze Medalist (Chetumal 2019)

• 3x Manhattan Beach Open Champion (2020-2022)

• 2x Chicago Open Champion (2022-2023)

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