For Troy's second season on the AVP Tour, he partnered with veteran player, Tim Bomgren. Because of their names and explosive playing style, AVP fans quickly dubbed the duo “Team TNT.” Team TNT made an immediate impact with 3rd place finishes in both the Huntington Beach and Austin Open events, and an appearance in the finals, a first for Troy, in the New York City Open.
For the coming season, Troy has partnered with volleyball legend, and 2016 Rio Olympian, Casey Patterson. 2020 will certainly be a huge year for Troy. For the first time, he’ll compete regularly on the FIVB (Federation Internationale de Volleyball) circuit. He’ll also begin his quest to earn a spot on Team USA for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
In 2019, the FIVB created their first complete 3v3 Snow Volleyball World Tour. Future plans for the sport include a demonstration event at the 2020 Youth Winter Olympic Games and a World Championship in 2021. In March 2019, Troy partnered with fellow AVP players Riley and Madison McKibbin, aka The Mckibbin Brothers, to compete in their very first Snow Volleyball event in Plan de Corones, Italy. Shocking everyone, Troy and the McKibbins took the gold medal, becoming the first US Men’s team to win a snow volleyball event and Snow Volleyball World Champions. In August, the team took the silver medal in Bariloche, Argentina and secured their spot in the FIVB Snow Volleyball rankings as the world’s top team.
2019 also provided Troy a chance to compete at his first World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar. The World Beach Games are an international bi-annual multi-sport event organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees. In 2019, for the first time, the competition hosted a 4v4 beach volleyball tournament. Troy, partnered again with the McKibbin Brothers, his Snow Volleyball teammates, recruited a "dream team" of AVP superstars to compete in the event. The final squad included Taylor Crabb, Brian Cook and AVP legend (and 2020 partner) Casey Patterson. Team USA had to battle several established international squads, including that of Qatar, the host country, whose roster included two former Rio Olympians. By the end of the tournament, Troy’s dream team had won the first ever ANOC Beach World Games for 4v4 volleyball, taking the gold medals and claiming their title of World Champions.
- Domestic Finishes -
AVP Huntington Beach - 3rd
AVP Austin - 3rd
AVP New York - 2nd
AVP Seattle - 5th
AVP Hermosa Beach - 5th
AVP Manhattan Beach - 5th
AVP Hawaii - 7th
- International Finishes -
FIVB Snow Volleyball, Italy - Gold
NORCECA, Cuba - 5th
FIVB Snow Volleyball, Argentina - Silver
ANOC Beach World Games, Qatar - Gold
NORCECA, Mexico - Silver
NORCECA, Mexico - Silver
NORCECA, Cuba - Bronze