About Wasatch Beach Volleyball

Wasatch Beach Volleyball was formed by Mike Manczuk and Mark Zimmerman, long-time beach volleyball players and friends who are passionate about the sport and committed to its growth and development. The mission of Wasatch Beach Volleyball is to grow the sport by bringing the fun and excitement of pro-style beach volleyball to Utah through developmental initiatives and an extensive schedule of competitive events.

WBV Player Reps and Board

Mike Manczuk (Co-founder WBV)

Mike Manczuk has been involved in the sports and fitness business since the early 1980's. Mike has represented many familiar health and fitness companies including Pro Form, Icon, Weider, MetRx, Worldwide, ABB, and Albertsons. Mike has created and managed several promotional events and has appeared on numerous occasions as a spokesperson, model and trainer in videos, on product packaging and in print media.

A Wasatch Front resident for 29 years, Mike enjoys skiing the double black steeps and mountain biking from Moab to the Wasatch Back. His proudest and most challenging achievement is being the father of his active sport-loving son, Kaden Christopher. Visit Mike's other business at www.rent2ownutahhomes.com.

Mark Zimmerman (Co-founder WBV)

Mark Zimmerman learned to play beach volleyball while living at the beach in San Diego prior to moving to Salt Lake City in 1990. Like other players who learned by interpreting and applying what he saw other players do, Mark understands the value of early coaching and ongoing mentoring to help players become the best they can be. His experiences underscore the value of an ongoing commitment to fitness and solid nutrition to assure a long life as a beach volleyball player.

Josey Hilton (Women's Player Representative)

Brad Schvaneveldt (Men's Player Representative, Website Admin)

Brad grew up in Murray, Utah, where he got his first experience in competitive volleyball when he and a few friends decided it would be fun to try out for the high school club team. But it wasn’t until he went to Utah State in 2001 when Brad developed a strong obsession for volleyball. For years he played primarily indoor until his friend and regular doubles partner, Brandon McKee, talked him into playing in some grass tournaments.

Brad started playing regularly in the sand in 2009 at Wasatch Beach and hasn’t turned back, and his love for the game has grown even stronger since. He has been a competitive player in Men’s A and finished in the top 10 in 2011.

Jackson Short (Men's Player Representative)

Jackson grew up playing baseball... he finally quit that after 25 years when picking up the beach game in 2012 having never played at all.

Jackson started like most in the B level, but quickly moved to A and now AA with aspirations of playing Open after a 2016 KOB Open finish last season of 5th place.

He also vows to win the "Best Smack talker Award" for 2017