Vail Valley’s Monty does it again
Vail, CO Colorado
Wolcott’s Monty McBride, who helped start the Vail King of the Mountain Open, as well as having the original Avalanche Volleyball Club for junior players, added to his medal collection, winning his 14th gold medal of his illustrious national and international career.
Playing for the Quicksilver Legends 60-and-over team, McBride helped his team earn its second straight gold medal at the World Masters Games, held recently in Sydney, Australia.
Adding to his collection of World Games medals (three golds and a silver) wasn’t easy. Although the Legends defeated teams from Brazil, Russia, Australia and the United States en route to their championship, it was the Russians who gave them the run for their money. The Russians defeated the Legends in their first meeting during pool play.
After beating the other American team, the King’s Fog, in a playoff, McBride’s team lost to the Russians for the second time. But the third time was a charm, coming out of the loser’s bracket. The Legends traded sets with the Russians to force a fifth game, finally winning, 15-13.
It was a great win for the Legends, and another gold medal for the Vail Valley’s most-decorated volleyball player.