The most nervous Taylor Crabb admits to being on a volleyball court didn’t come in any of his 15 AVP finals appearances, or at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships or World Tour Finals. It didn’t come in any of his heated – in a good way – matches with his brother, Trevor, either.
It came in practice. His first few with Jake Gibb.
Crabb was, by U.S. standards, a kid then. Barely 25 years old with just a few years of professional beach experience. It’s difficult to imagine Crabb nervous now. This is the guy who can get blocked by Phil Dalhausser, look across the net, and stare him down, as if Dalhausser had made a grave mistake by having the audacity to block Crabb.
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