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Registration will open at 9:00 am on the website on Monday, December 3rd.  The tournament fills up quickly so register early.


Congratulations to Colorado State Champion Teams!!

5A State Champions Valor Christian High School
RMR Members:
Anna Davis
Courtney Lane
Ashley Larson
Maddie Mallory
Charlotte McCallum
Caroline Reinkensmeyer
Katherine Sherman
Lily Thomason
Kaitlyn Winkelman
4A State Champions Lewis-Palmer High School
RMR Members:
Gianna Bartalo
Taylor Buckley
Peyton Burnett
Emily Coe
Addie Feek
Trinity Jackson
Kess Krutsinger
Riley Putnicki
Michaela Recker
McKenna Sciacca
Ellie Webb
Alexis Williams
3A State Champions Lutheran High School
RMR Members:
Abby Akers
Avery Anderson
Peyton Brgoch
Audrey Brgoch
Vanessa Hald
Kennedey Johnson
Sabrina King
Kaya Stott
Bella Vezzani
2A State Champions Yuma High School
RMR Members:
Taylor Henson
1A State Champions Kit Carson High School

Congratulations to Wyoming 4A State Champions Kelly Walsh High School!

Congratulations to the Trojans of Kelly Walsh High School!
RMR Members:
Brooke Abbott
Saaj Hull
Hadley Lloyd
Isabel Lyons
Afton Maxner
Danilynn Schell
Sarah Strube

Wyoming RMR Members Participating at WY State

Last Name First Name School RMR Club Name
Abbott Brooke Kelly Walsh DMTYS
Albaugh Onalise Torrington High School Eastern Elite VBC
Bates Morgan Torrington High School Eastern Elite VBC
Bivens Brielle Torrington High School Eastern Elite VBC
DuBay Grace Natrona County HS NORCO Jrs
Earl McKenzie Rawlins HS NORCO Jrs
Garner Nakaylin Torrington High School Eastern Elite VBC
Hladky Kate Thunder Basin HS NORCO Jrs
Hull Saaj Kelly Walsh DMTYS
Lane Alesha Natrona County HS NORCO Jrs
Lloyd Hadley Kelly Walsh DMTYS
Lyons Isabel Kelly Walsh DMTYS
Masterson Dani Torrington High School Eastern Elite VBC
Maxner Afton Kelly Walsh DMTYS
McGaugh Emily Torrington High School Eastern Elite VBC
Moorehouse Michaela Torrington High School Eastern Elite VBC
Rhoades Haedyn Douglas HS NORCO Jrs
Schell Danilynn Kelly Walsh DMTYS
Stitt Kameron Torrington High School Eastern Elite VBC
Strube Sarah Kelly Walsh DMTYS
Taylor Tessa Buffalo High School Buffalo Blackouts
Wilson Sidney Natrona County HS NORCO Jrs
Wright Katelynn Torrington High School Eastern Elite VBC

RMR Founder Fran Zelinkoff on 9 news

9news covers the birthday celebration of Fran Zelinkoff one of the founders of the Rocky Mountain Region USAV. Fran has actively participated in the growth of the RMR for the past 40 years. Thanks Fran for your dedication, we would not be here without you.

2018 GJNC Results

Congratulations to all teams who represented the Rocky Mountain Region at the Girls' Junior National Championships in Detroit, MI!

Team Finish Division
Momentum 15 Elsa 3rd 15 USA
NORCO 15 Black 5th 15 National
Momentum 12 Kia 5th 12 National
Momentum 16 Rachel 11th 16 USA
Colorado Juniors 17 Kevin 17th 17 Open
NORCO 17 Black 17th 17 National
Colorado Juniors 16 Kara 17th 16 Open
NORCO 16 Black 17th 16 American
Colorado Juniors 15 Shannon 19th 15 Open
The Diff 17 Black 21st 17 USA
FRVBC 16 Blue 21st 16 National
Momentum 13 Vanessa 23rd 13 USA
NORCO 12 Black 25th 12 American
Colorado Juniors 17 Bri 27th 17 USA
303 14 Alpha 27th 14 American
Colorado Juniors 14 Matt 29th 14 USA
NORCO 13 Black 29th 13 National
Colorado Juniors 13 Tammy 33rd 13 National
The Diff 16 Black 35th 16 National
Elevation 13 Peak 35th 13 American
Coalition 17-1 37th 17 National
Rocky Select 15 Black 37th 15 National
Momentum 14 Alexis 41st 14 National
Momentum 17 Shane 42nd 17 American
FRVBC 15 White 42nd 15 American
Rocky Select 14 Black 45th 14 National
Sudden Impact 17 Black 59th 17 American
The Edge 14 Annie 47th 14 American



Colorado Juniors 16 Ashley 5th 16 Patriot
Colorado Juniors 15 Kirk 13th 15 Patriot
303 16 Alpha 17th 16 Patriot
CVA Colorado 16 Roshambo 19th 16 Patriot
CVA 17  Roshambo 19th 17 Patriot
The Diff 15 Black 27th 15 Patriot
Momentum 17 Josh 27th 17 Patriot
CVA 14 Roshambo 33rd 14 Patriot
CVA 15 Roshambo 33rd 15 Patriot
CVA 17 Green 39th 17 Patriot
Momentum 16 Nissa 43rd 16 Patriot
Mile High Warriors 15 53rd 15 Patriot
CVA 15 Green 55th 15 Patriot
CVA 16 Green 61st 16 Patriot

Momentum 15 Elsa- 3rd Place 15 USA

Norco 15 Black- 5th Place 15 National

Momentum 12 Kia- 5th Place 12 National

Joan Powell honored with USA Volleyball's “Frier” Award!

Joan Powell (second from right) with her family after receiving the Frier Award

Joan Powell (second from right) with her family after receiving the Frier Award

DALLAS (May 23, 2018) – USA Volleyball honored Joan Powell with its Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award, the highest honor bestowed by the national governing body, during the Dorothy C. Boyce Awards Recognition Banquet Wednesday evening in Dallas.

Powell has enriched the lives of countless people within the volleyball world, whether as an administrator, player, high school coach, referee, teacher of the game or simply a mentor over the last 40 years.

“Absolutely humbling to be among the group of Frier award winners,” Powell said after being introduced as the 2018 Frier recipient and what it means to her being added to that list of volleyball’s legends. “That group of people and what they have done for the sport of volleyball… I am the recipient of what those people did for this great game. No award necessary. Being introduced to this game, and for them being the care givers of the game provided me great opportunities. Wow. Wow.”

Powell was one of 17 recipients honored at the Boyce that showcases the sport’s legendary athletes, coaches and administration.

Awards Presented at Boyce Banquet
Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award: Joan Powell
Tom Haine All-Time Great Player Award (Indoor): John Brame
Flo Hyman All-Time Great Player Award (Indoor): Polly Lowery Simmons
All-Time Great Player Award (Beach): Randy Stoklos
Donald S. Shondell All-Time Great Coach (Contemporary Division): Anna Collier
Bertha Lucas All-Time Great Coach (Pioneer Division): Jeff Mozzochi
George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball: Steve Robb
George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball: Lynne Updegraff
Wilbur H. Peck Referee Emeritus Award: Doug Wilson
Junior Service Award – Outstanding Program Director: Dan Smith
Junior Service Award – Outstanding Male Coach: Joe Hovanes
Junior Service Award – Outstanding Female Coach: Karen Schmitz
Junior Service Award – Outstanding Parent Award: Kathy Gettinger
Junior Service Award – Outstanding Service Award: Joe Thomas
Junior Service Award – Outstanding Clinician: Sarah E. Hammers
Junior Service Award – Outstanding Referee: John Bear
Junior Service Award – Outstanding Scorer: Lauren Lange

About Joan Powell
A year after graduating from University of Arizona, Powell became involved with USA Volleyball in 1974 and has been an active member ever since. As a player, she received regional all-star honors seven times and led her Colorado Connections team to three USA Volleyball Open National Championships titles in the 30-and-Over Division. Powell was selected USA Volleyball All-American five times.

Powell’s interest in officiating emerged from a college class while attending Arizona in the early 1970s. That one class led to an officiating opportunity while still in college and a long-standing refereeing career was born. She was a PAVO nationally certified official for nearly 40. In 1987, Powell earned her USA Volleyball national referee patch and stayed active for 27 years. Along the way, she has officiated the NCAA Division I, Division II & III championships several times, including multiple semifinal and title matches. Her latest NCAA championship was in 2009.

Powell’s administrative role in the sport has kept her active. She served five terms as president of PAVO, starting in that role in 1997. She was selected as the first NCAA National Coordinator of Officials in 2011, thus forcing her to let go of her NCAA whistle. In this new role, Powell coordinated officials’ assignments, nominations and advancement process for the Division I, II and III NCAA Volleyball Championship committees. She served as a consultant to the NCAA Volleyball Rules Committee while also developing educational tools for over 3,000 officials nationwide, coordinating clinics throughout the country and editing the annual referee exam.

In April of 2016, Powell took on the role of coordinator of women’s volleyball officiating for the Pac-12 Conference – a similar role she held at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference prior to her job with the NCAA.

Powell has served on the USA Volleyball Board of Directors and completed two terms on the National Association of Sports Officials Board of Directors. She has previously served on USA Volleyball’s Rules Committee.

Powell’s involvement in volleyball was not squarely in officiating or administration – she had a full-time volleyball job outside those realms for many years. She retired from a 32-year high school volleyball coaching career after the 2006 season. Her final 30 years coaching was at the helm of Coronado High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Powell led Coronado to four state championship titles and coached hundreds of athletes along the way. And she excelled teaching in the classroom as well. In 1998, Powell was named Disney Teacher of the Year.

Her educational background and coaching skills combined to form another avenue to reach the volleyball community. Since 1989, Powell has been a cadre member in USA Volleyball’s Coaching Accreditation Program since its inception. She has mentored other volleyball coaches to become better coaches. Joan has authored numerous officiating and coaching articles, including two chapters for two coaching books.

Powell has also been to the Olympics. In 2008, she served as the team leader for the U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team at the Beijing Olympic Games after serving in the same capacity at the 2008 Pan Am Cup and 2008 FIVB World Grand Prix.

Powell has received several honors for her service. In 1999, she was selected as both the George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball and Karen M. Johnson Human Resources Award winner. In 2009, Powell was honored with the Glen G. Davies Referee Service award. And in 2014, she was bestowed the Joseph B. Sharpless Arbitrator’s Award for her event arbitrator work at USA Volleyball National Championships events. Powell has been inducted into seven Halls of Fame.

2018 Awards Presented at Other Venues
Dr. Neville A “Doc” Booth Commissioner’s Award: Kent Ma, Aloha Region
Best Regional Web Site: Keystone Region
E. Douglas Boyden Media Recognition Award: Mechelle Voepel, espnW
James E. Coleman USA National Team Award: Tony Lovitt
Harry E. Wilson Distinguished Service: To be presented later
Jonathan Reeser Sports Science Award: To be presented later
Joe Sharpless Arbitrator Award: To be presented later
Glen G. Davies Referee Service Award: Presented May 24
Lauten Scorekeeper Service Award: Presented May 24
Gold Whistle: Presented on May 24
Silver Whistle: Presented on May 24
Bronze Whistle: Presented on May 24
Gold Pen: Presented on May 24
Silver Pen: Presented on May 24

Junior Beach Club List

Check out the Junior Clubs that will be offering Sand Programs. Joining a Beach Program is a great way to get started in the sand. Information can be found on the Beach Tab.

Registration Form for Beach Events

Registration forms for the RMR Beach Series and RMR Beach Regional Qualifier have been posted. Both Events are open to everyone you do not need to qualify. Beach Series events are similar to indoor Power Events. RMR Beach Regional Qualifier, the top 2 teams from each age group will receive bids to the USAV National Beach Tour in Florida.

Congratulations Boys Teams Earn Bids

Congratulations to Momentum 18 Sanchez Boys and 303 VBA 16 Neo Boys on winning the gold at the Dennis Lafata  Boys Bid Event this past weekend.  Each team earned in their respective age group in the USA Division. 

CHSAA approves boys' volleyball

The RMR is excited to learn that CHSAA has approved Boys' Volleyball as a Pilot Program. Great job to all who helped advocate for this program.

RMR Mountain Series #4

Here is the link to the Mountain Series Event happening on Sunday, March, 4th.

Keep up to date with RMR Junior Power Events. All schedules and results can be found at this link

2018 - 2019 Current Membership Count


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RMR serving up 40 years of volleyball. Check out these fun articles from the Dec 1977 Newsletter "Christmas Wish List" & "What's in a Name?" Are you one of the players mentioned? Or maybe one of them is your mom or dad? Remember to to stay tuned  for our 40 year anniversary celebration at The Island in May!  (We'll tag the names of folks in the articles on Facebook so they are sent an email that they've been tagged in a photo)

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