Tri Bourne Wins AVP Champions Cup Series’ Porsche Cup
Former USC men's volleyball star Tri Bourne and partner Trevor Crabbe captured the Porsche Cup, the third and final leg of the 2020 AVP Champions Cup Series, with a 21-17, 15-21, 15-12 victory over top-ranked Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena on Sunday (Aug. 2) in Long Beach, Calif..
The win came after the Bourne-Crabbe duo lost in the semifinals of the previous two AVP Champions Cup Series tourneys. Due to the COVID pandemic, the AVP held an abbreviated season in 2020, playing just the Champions Cup Series the past three weekends in Long Beach.
This was Bourne's seventh career pro victory (fourth on the AVP Tour), but first since April of 2019 when he and Crabbe captured a NORCECA event. It continued Bourne's amazing comeback from a debilitating inflammatory muscle disease that sidelined him in 2017 and 2018.