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Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament
July 10-12, 2015
Oshkosh, WI - Brighton Acres

Tournament Schedule:
Wed. July 8, Dream in Gold Clinic - 8:00am & 1:00pm - Brighton Acres
Thu. July 9, Dream in Gold Clinic - 8:00am - Brighton Acres
Fri. July 10, Sand Doubles - 9:00am - Brighton Acres and The Bar of Oshkosh
Fri. July 10, Grass Doubles - 9:00am - Brighton Acres
Fri. July 10, Coed Quads - 9:00am - Brighton Acres
Fri. July 10, Juniors Quads - 9:00am - Brighton Acres
Sat. July 11, Mens and Womens Triples - 8:00am - Brighton Acres
Sun. July 12, Coed Sand Doubles - 9:00am - The Bar of Oshkosh
Sun. July 12, Juniors Sand Doubles - 9:00am - Brighton Acres and Oshkosh Lanes
Sun. July 12, Reverse Coed Quads - 9:00am - Brighton Acres

News and Information:
Jul 3, 2015 - Registration Closed/Waiting List
If you missed the deadline and want to be included on the wait list, please fill out the registration form for that tournament. Teams do drop out the week of, so we use the wait list to fill in holes. If you haven't heard from us by Friday, you can show up and wait to see if there are any no shows.

Jul 1, 2015 - Swinghamer Outdoor Productions to Tape Finals
Swinghamer Outdoor Productions
Swinghamer Outdoor Productions will once again be professionally taping both the men's and women's grass triples finals at this year's Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament. This year there will be a camera positioned over the court and a roaming camera as well. Here's how last year's videos turned out: Women's 2014 Final & Men's 2014 Final

Jun 27, 2015 - Oshkosh Lanes to Host Portion of Juniors Doubles
Oshkosh Lanes
Oshkosh Lanes is under new ownership and management this year and they have agreed to let us bring back the Juniors Sand Doubles on Sunday July 12. Their 4 court outdoor facilites are top notch and they offer a tiki-hut with full concessions right on the courts. The age groups that will be playing there will be announced the week of the tournament.

Jun 25, 2015 - A Message From Misty
Misty May-Treanor took some time out this week to send us a quick video promoting her upcoming Dream In Gold clinics being held on July 8 and 9. For times, costs and more information, please visit the Dream in Gold Clinic registration page. Visit our Facebook page to view the video: facebook.com/waupacaboatride/.
Misty May Message


Jun 22, 2015 - One Week Until Early Deadline
Get your teams registered before June 30th to avoid higher entry fees.
2015 Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament - Early Deadline Reminder


Jun 19, 2015 - 2015 Official Clothing Design
Plastic Clothing will be providing the official tournament gear again this year. Here's a glimpse of this year's design. Visit the Vendors page for a larger view.
2015 Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament T-Shirt


Jun 12, 2015 - Boatride Directors on Fox 11's Living with Amy
On Thursday June 11, 2015, Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament directors Tom Galecke and Eddie Zelhofer were featured on the Fox 11 live morning show called 'Living with Amy'. Watch as they try to answer her rapid-fire questions about this year's event. Visit our Facebook page to view the video: facebook.com/waupacaboatride/.
2015 Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament on Living With Amy


Jun 10, 2015 - Dream in Gold Contest
Want to win free entry into three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May's Dream In Gold clinic? You may nominate any junior, 10-18 years old, by writing a few words as to why they should be considered. Please submit your nomination in 100 words or less via our contact page.
Dream In Gold clinics: Wednesday July 8, or Thursday July 9th. Full details

Jun 8, 2015 - Juniors Tournaments
We're very excited about the growth of outdoor/beach juniors programs in the area. We have begun working closely with juniors programs to help cross-promote events. We've also created a Juniors Tournaments page to list juniors events in Wisconsin and surrounding states. If you are interested in having your events listed or becoming a volleyball partner, contact us.

Here's a list of juniors clubs and programs that we have partnered with so far: Wisconsin Volleyball Academy, Wisconsin Juniors, Northern Impact, SAVA Juniors, All In Volleyball Juniors and Oshkosh West Wildcats Volleyball. View all of our Volleyball Partners.

Jun 5, 2015 - Coors Light Named Official Beer
Coors Light
The Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament has entered an agreement with Lee Beverage in Oshkosh, WI making Coors Light the official beer of the tournament for the next 3 years. The mountains will definitely be blue in July!




May 15, 2015 - Camping Registration is Open
Camping/Lodging
Camping registration for the 2015 Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament is now open. Camping is a cheap alternative to hotels as it's one flat price for the whole weekend versus a per night rate. The campground is located right across the street from Brighton Acres and all of the festivities.

There are three types of campsites that you can register for: a 20x40 foot regular site ($55 for the weekend), a 20x40 foot family/quiet site ($55 for the weekend) and a 40x40 foot RV/double site ($80 for the weekend). Reminder: no pets allowed. Please see the camping page for all of the details and rules.

Feb 8, 2015 - 2015 Registration is Now Open
Registration is Open

Registration is now open for the 2015 Waupaca Boatride/US Open Grass Volleyball Tournament. The event will be held at Brighton Acres in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 11-12, 2015.

The full lineup of tournaments:
Friday July 10: Coed Quads, Juniors Quads, Sand Doubles (Open), Sand Doubles (Under 6'), and Grass Doubles
Saturday July 11: Mens and Womens Triples
Sunday July 12: Reverse Coed Quads, Coed Sand Doubles and Juniors Sand Doubles

Changes for 2015: With less sand courts to work with this year we had to make some adjustments to the Friday lineup. There will only be 3 sand tournaments on Friday, Men's and Women's Open held at Brighton Acres and an Under 6 Foot tournament (New Format) held at The Bar of Oshkosh. All other doubles tournaments will be held on grass at Brighton Acres. We have also added a B division to the Friday Coed Quads tournament.

Feb 5, 2015 - Misty May Returns!
2013 Misty May With Medal Winners
Misty May is returning with her "Dream in Gold" volleyball clinics to this year's Waupaca Boatride/US Open Grass Volleyball Tournament held at Brighton Acres in Oshkosh, WI. There will be two half day clinics on Wednesday July 8th and a full day clinic on Thursday July 9th. The clinics will focus on sand skills and will end with an autograph and photograph session.

Misty held an indoor "Dream in Gold" clinic in Milwaukee in January and it sold out very fast, so register early.

For times, costs and more information, please visit the Dream in Gold Clinic registration page.



Jan 12, 2015 - 2015 Location and Dates
This year's Waupaca Boatride/US Open Grass Volleyball Tournament will be held once again at Brighton Acres in Oshkosh on July 10-12, 2015. Registration for the tournaments will open in February.

Dec 31, 2014 - Dream in Gold Clinic in January
Misty May Treanor's "Dream in Gold" Volleyball Clinic will be in Milwaukee on Friday, January 16, 2015. 4 pm check-in for the clinic, 5 pm start time, clinic ends about 8 pm, Autographs and photographs at about 8pm. This event is being held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball Club and the Winter Classic Tournament held at the same location as the clinic. More details

Sep 9, 2014 - Photo Contest Results
2014 Waupaca Boatride Tournament Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to our winners:
1st Place: Michael Gomez's photo of Moonlight Nets.
2nd Place: Erin Crabill's photo of Skylar del Sol's sunset jump serve.
Runner-Ups: Earl Schultz and Riley Stone

Thank you to everyone that sent us photos and to all those that voted. Even if your photos didn't win the contest, we could possibly use them in next year's marketing materials, for which you'd be credited. If you still want to share your photos with us, please send them to eddie@waupacaboatride.com. View all of the contest photos here.

Aug 11, 2014 - Photo Contest Voting
2014 Photo Contest
Thank you to everyone that has sent in their photos. We received photos from 30 different people. It took a while to sort through all of them, but we finally have 65 of the best ones added to our Facebook page for you to vote on. View the Photos Now!

Please vote for your favorite photos by Liking and sharing them. You may Like as many photos as you want. You may also tag people in the photos if you know who they are. Voting ends on Labor Day, Monday Sep 1. The amount of Likes represents 75% of the voting process. The other 25% is from the vote of the Waupaca Boatride panel.

Aug 7, 2014 - Watch the 2014 Triples Championships




Aug 6, 2014 - 2014 Winners Photos Posted
Visit our Facebook Photo Album to view photos of this year's winning teams. You can also see the list of the winners on our Past Winners page.

Aug 4, 2014 - 2015 Waupaca Boatride Dates
Our most frequently asked question: When is next year's tournament? Answer: The 2015 Waupaca Boatride/U.S. Open Grass Volleyball Tournament will be held on July 10-12, 2015 at Brighton Acres in Oshkosh, WI. So tell your friends and family not to schedule weddings, graduation parties or family reunions that weekend.

Aug 1, 2014 - Tournament Shirt Reorder
Due to popular demand Plastic Clothing is making another batch of black tournament shirts. The Plastic booth ran out of shirts early this year, so they are offering to make more for those that missed out. You can now pre-order a shirt directly from their site at: Waupaca Boatride 2014 Shirt.
2014 Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament T-Shirt


Jul 20, 2014 - 2014 Winners List
We have updated the Past Winners page with all of the 2014 winning teams. If you see any mistakes, please let us know.



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Testimonials
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