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History Almost Made Again at the Manhattan Beach 6 Man
Smack Men’s Team loses in Finals, while Smack Women’s Team Places 4th

(Torrance, CA) – August 3, 2011 – – Smack Sportswear (Smack), the leading brand of custom designed volleyball apparel for both indoor and beach volleyball players alike, sponsored successful men and women’s teams last weekend in the 50th annual Charlie Saikley Beach Volleyball Tournament, commonly known as the Manhattan Beach “6 Man.”

The 6 Man, which is the most popular and prestigious beach volleyball tournament in the world, brings crowds, costumes and celebrations to the beach with over 50,000 people and 130 teams in attendance. The players of Team Smack, commonly known as Magnum P.I., don mustaches and dress like 80’s detective character Thomas Magnum, blasting the Magnum theme song on repeat throughout the weekend. Magnum’s roster includes NVL Founder Albert “Al-B” Hanneman, USA National Team players Donald Suxho and and Rich Lambourne, and other top players including David McKienzie, Ryan Stuntz and Austin Rester. The team made history in 2009 by being the first team to ever repeat as champions, then won again in 2010. Falling short of their desired four-peat this year, Magnum lost 15-10 to Team Simmzys in the Men’s Championship Finals, finishing in 2nd place overall.

Bill “Siggins” Sigler, team organizer, exclaims, “This historical run by Team Smack, of making the finals seven of the last eight years, cements our place in history as the best team to ever play in the event. It’s pretty amazing, considering that the best players in the world are trying to knock us out year after year.”

This year marked the first year that Smack also sponsored a women’s team since 1995, when both men and women’s teams took 1st place. The Smack women made it to the Quarterfinals Sunday, placing 4th in the Women’s Open. This team was also stacked with All-Americans like Alex Klineman, Geena Urango, and Taylor Carico.

About Smack Sportswear
Founded in 1994, Smack Sportswear is the leading brand of custom designed volleyball apparel for both indoor and beach volleyball players. Smack manufactures its Southern California inspired apparel right here in the U.S.! This allows Smack to offer its customers world-class responsiveness, supply chain excellence, and un-compromised quality. It is truly a one-stop shop, from apparel to decorating to equipment and gear, supplied by sister-company VBSuperstore,com. Some of the top pros not only design, but also help test our product before we distribute it to the masses. With a unique business model in place, Smack is positioned to be a leader in athletic apparel. For more information, visit

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Kohl Iverson, Media & PR
(310)-787-1222 x3


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