Conrad Leinemann enjoyed considerable success as an indoor player before he
switched to beach volleyball and hooked up with Jody Holden
. Leinemann was
UBC's athlete of the year in 1994 where he graduated in human kinetics. He
also played one season indoor as a professional in France.
The pair reached new heights at the Pan Am Games where they were seeded
fifth but defeated a powerful field including the number-one seeded
Brazilians to win the gold medal. The victory before a raucous home crowd
easily made-up for the couple of missed paychecks on the pro tour.
Off the sand, Leinemann is a part-time model for Elite and recently did a
shoot for them in Italy. The pair often host clinics for young players at
domestic events across the country and make frequent appearances at schools
and youth programs.
Sept. 22: Jody Holden, Shelburne, N.S., and Conrad Leinemann, Kelowna, B.C., lost 15-6 to Joerg Ahmann and Axel Hager, Germany, in second round, eliminated.
Sept. 17: Jody Holden, Toronto, and Conrad Leinemann, Kelowna, B.C., won opening-round match, 17-15 over Rob Heidger and Kevin Wong, U.S.
Jody Holden dives for the ball
Canadians Holden & Leinemann hit Bondi Beach
Conrad Leinemann claims to be No. 1
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