Todd-Phil win All-American final in Canada

Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser were back on top of the FIVB World Tour podium as the local pro beach volleyball team won the Quebec Open in Canada on Sunday.

Fittingly, it was an All-American podium in the only international tour event in North America. In the final, Rogers-Dalhausser defeated Matt Fuerbringer and Nick Lucena, 23-21, 21-19. Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal took third place with a 22-20, 21-19 victory over Brazil’s Alvaro Filho and Moises Santos.

For Rogers-Dalhausser, it was their third win of the season and 20th gold medal of their career on the FIVB Tour.

“Phil’s blocking, especially at the end of both sets is really what put us over the top and won the match for us,” Rogers told “Matt and Nick are a very good team and when they are on, like I said yesterday, they can beat anyone in the world, just not this Sunday.”

“Phil and I are honored and humbled to also have been part of the first American sweep of a FIVB podium,” he added. “A great week and a super gold medal and now it’s back to work in Europe with two more FIVB grand slams in Poland and Austria. But we will enjoying being back on top of the podium for tonight anyway.”

Rogers-Dalhausser have been a team on the rise lately. They won a bronze medal last week in Moscow and took silver two weeks ago in Gstaad, Switzerland.

The winning team shares a $30,000 first-place prize. Silver medal teams will split $21,000, the bronze $15,000 and the fourth place teams will divide $11,200.

This was the 12th time in the history of the FIVB World Tour that there has been an All-American gold medal finale. The last time it happened was in Klagenfurt, Austria, on Aug. 1, 2010 when the same two teams met and Rogers-Dalhausser won that match as well in two sets.