Pat Powers, a 1984 Olympic gold medalist, teamed with John Stevenson to capture their second straight $100,000 Jose Cuervo Gold Crown, the richest event in pro beach volleyball.

Powers and Stevenson defeated the tandem of John Hanley and Dan Vrebalovich 11-8, before an estimated crowd of more than 18,000 people at the South Boulder Recreation Center. The winners earned a record first prize of $50,000 while Hanley and Vrebalovich will split $20,00 for second place.