T. Bourne is a professional beach volleyball player, a former professional indoor player, and a member of the USC Trojans’ NCAA Division 1 Men’s Volleyball team.
He was born on June 20, 1989, in Oahu, Hawaii. Since 2005, he has competed for the American indoor and beach national teams.
The Hawaiian island of Oahu is where he was born and raised. Both his mother Katy Bourne and his father Peter Bourne are triathletes.
Hawaii’s T. Bourne, Partner Jake Gibb Eliminated from Olympic Beach Volleyball after Loss to Germany
T. Bourne’s bid for a gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo is over.
In the round of 16 of beach volleyball, Oahu’s T. Bourne and partner Jake Gibb were eliminated after losing in three sets against Germans Julius Thole and Clemens Wickler.
The American duo of T. Bourne and Gibb got the match underway with what was possibly their greatest performance of the entire tournament.
As they went on a 7-1 scoring spree to take the opening set 21-17.
The American hope, however, began to wane as Team Germany won the second set 21-15, squaring the game going into the last session at one set each.
After leading the US 12-6 in the third set, Thole and Wickler distanced themselves from them and defeated T. Bourne and Gibb 15-11 to go to the quarterfinals.
Team Germany’s next match is against Viacheslav Krasilnikov and Oleg Stoyanovskiy of Russia.
Former USC Men’s Volleyball Star T. Bourne Added To U.S. Olympic Beach Team In Tokyo
T. Bourne, a former USC men’s volleyball standout, has just been added to the American beach volleyball team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
T. Bourne will be the 64th Trojan to compete in the Olympics, more than any other university and more than any other time in a single Games.
Today (July 22), T. Bourne was added as Jake Gibb’s replacement partner. Taylor Crabb, Gibbs’ regular partner, had to leave the competition after testing positive for COVID-19.
On July 25, against an Italian team, T. Bourne and Gibb—who have never played together before—will compete in their maiden Olympic game. Gibb, who is 45 years old and competing in his fourth Olympics, is the oldest American volleyball Olympian (beach or indoor) in history.
Following a third-place performance for the United States in the Olympic qualification rankings, T. Bourne and his regular partner, Taylor’s brother Trevor Crabb, almost missed qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics (only two teams per country are chosen).
He played on the eighth-placed 2009 U.S. Men’s Junior National Team at the FIVB World Championship.
He was a member of the junior national USA Volleyball team in 2008, which finished third at the NORCECA Junior Championships.
He participated in the FIVB Boys’ Youth World Championships in 2007 as a member of the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team.