48 teams from 18 countries travel to birthplace of snow volleyball for inaugural #EuroSnowVolley

 

Wagrain-Kleinarl and Flachau in Austria will welcome the inaugural CEV Snow Volleyball European Championships from March 23 to 25

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 20, 2018 - After as many as 17 national championships across Europe and six stops on the 2018 edition of the European Tour, the 24 teams per gender set to compete later this week at the first-ever CEV Snow Volleyball European Championships from March 23 to 25 are now known.

The most recent additions to the list of teams are Italy’s Enrico Lupatelli/Michele Maines and Romania’s Elena-Andreea Petrosanu/Ioana-Rebeca Alexandru, who confirmed their participation following completion of the European Tour stop held last weekend in Plan de Corones / Kronplatz. Teams from as many as 18 countries will travel to Wagrain-Kleinarl and Flachau later this week to play for the medals and the right to call themselves the first-ever European Snow Volleyball champions.

Four-time ‘King of the Snow’, Michal Matyja of Poland as well as the 2017 ‘Queens of the Snow’ Anna Dostalova and Michaela Knoblochova of the Czech Republic feature among the participants, together with Russia’s Taras Myskiv/Ruslan Daianov and Turkey’s Bugra Eryildiz/Aleyna Vence, who have each won three gold medals on this year’s European Tour.

The 24 men’s teams participating in the inaugural #EuroSnowVolley are:
Alexander Huber/Martin Streifellner (AUT)
Benedikt Kattner/Mathias Seiser (AUT)
Florian Schnetzer/Daniel Müllner (AUT)
Niko Goga/Donald Stojnic (CRO)
David Kufa/Robert Kufa (CZE)
Paul Becker/Jonas Schröder (GER)
Georgios Kotsilianos/Panagiotis Ioannidis (GRE)
Izsak Soos/Viktor Erik Ban (HUN)
Enrico Lupatelli/Michele Maines (ITA)
Rihards Finsters/Aleksandrs Solovejs (LAT)
Lukas Kazdailis/Arnas Rumsevicius (LTU)
Henrik Skogen/Vegard Løkken (NOR)
Michal Matyja/Piotr Janiak (POL)
Piotr Groszek/Mateusz Zieba (POL)
Bogdan Necula/Tudorel Farcas (ROU)
Ruslan Daianov/Taras Myskiv (RUS)
Ruslan Bykanov/Maksim Hudyakov (RUS)
Yury Bogatov/Pavel Rakusov (RUS)
Tadej Bozenk/Anze Bahc (SLO)
Sébastien Chevallier/Alexei Strasser (SUI)
Raphael Zurgilgen/Remo Spahr (SUI)
Martin Smahel/Michal Kollar (SVK)
Murat Giginoglu/Hasan Hüseyin Mermer (TUR)
Vitalii Didukh/Andrii Holonko (UKR)

The 24 women’s teams participating in the inaugural #EuroSnowVolley are:

Elisabeth Klopf/Viktoria Mair (AUT)
Marilena Preiml/Maria Obernosterer (AUT)
Lena Magyar/Laura Poschenreithner (AUT)
Erika Drvis/Dunja Milin (CRO)
Anna Dostalova/Michaela Knoblochova (CZE)
Karoline Fröhlich/Lena Overländer (GER)
Pigi Anna Metheniti/Liza Triantafillidi (GRE)
Eszter Lutter/Panna Györi (HUN)
Cristiana Parenzan/Tania Ferrazzo (ITA)
Alise Lece/Ilze Liepinlauska (LAT)
Ieva Dumbauskaite/Monika Povilaityte (LTU)
Urte Andriukaityte/Irina Zobnina (LTU)
Ieva Vasiliauskaite/Gerda Grudzinskaite (LTU)
Janne Kongshavn/Kristine Wiig (NOR)
Zeynep Koc/Andreea Gabriela Savastita (ROU)
Elena-Andreea Petrosanu/Ioana-Rebeca Alexandru (ROU)
Liudmila Dayanova/Maria Ushkova (RUS)
Ekaterina Syrtseva/Ksenia Khakimzanova (RUS)
Bernarda Baron/Manica Bulc (SLO)
Sarah Leemann/Claudia Schmid (SUI)
Lenka Vandakova/Alica Bertova (SVK)
Silvia Poszmikova/Romana Jurenkova (SVK)
Bugra Eryildiz/Aleyna Vence (TUR)
Olena Borysenko/Olga Dovgopol (UKR)



For more information about the CEV Snow Volleyball European Championships in Wagrain-Kleinarl and Flachau visit the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV)'s website and www.snowvolleyball.com.