Ladies and gentlemen, the new dynamic duo of American beach volleyball!
April Ross (left) and Jennifer Kessy have been playing as a team since 2007. Ross and Boss (as they're sometimes called) did very well on the beach volleyball circuit in 2008, but no accomplishment that year was more astonishing than their upset victory over Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings that September in a tournament in California. From there they played at the 2009 World Championships in Stavanger, Norway (Norway? Beach volleyball in Norway?) and won the gold medal after defeating a tough Brazilian team.
As noted earlier on this blog, April Ross and Jennifer Kessy lost their re-match against Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings in London at the Olympics. But look for "Ross and Boss" at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.