The Willamette Volleyball Classic was the first major club volleyball tournament in the Mid-Valley area and remains one of the biggest tournaments in the State of Oregon. Entering its 11th year in 2017, the tournament looks to continue its impressive growth, all while making a renewed effort to partner with the local community to give back in any way possible.
The Willamette Classic began in 2007 with just 134 teams, and has seen had as many as 216 teams. The tournament founders felt this tournament was a great way to accomplish a couple major goals. First and foremost, the tournament is a method for growing the sport of volleyball in the Pacific Northwest. The sport's ever-increasing popularity at the youth and high school levels make the tournament a very popular attraction for numerous teams and clubs. Second, the event is an opportunity for people to see Corvallis and Oregon State University when they might otherwise not be able to. We live in a fantastic community and operate on a gem of a campus. There's nowhere better than Corvallis and OSU in the Spring.
This isn't meant to be a tournament that is some sort of impersonal qualifier with volleyball courts stretched out in one building for as far as the eye can see. This tournament is about fun. Our goal is to mix in a fun and unique environment with a highly-competitive tournament, which is what we've been able to do very successfully.
The WVC annually partners with local charities to give back. The tournament has developed a partnership with Project HER, which is a breast-cancer awareness and advocacy group based out of the Corvallis Clinic. The tournament also partners with the Oregon State University Club Volleyball teams for fundraising opportunities, to ensure those programs stay strong and competitive. Those programs give numerous students each year the opportunity to participate in the sport that we all love.
We look forward to welcoming everybody back to campus on May 13-14, 2017, for a fantastic 11th edition of the Willamette Volleyball Classic.
John Downey, Samantha Fenner
Brendan Brucker, Alyssa Whitney, Becca Harris, Luke McEldowney
Louise Barnard, Debi Brinson
Paula Martin, Marcia Costley
Lindsay McCabe, Matt Hopman
Courtney Towery, Lee Trapp, Manny Landa, LeAnna Trosen, Nestor Iparraguirre
Kyle England, Ashley Robinson, Becky Defoe, Alyssa Finn, Vanessa Turner, Kory Pratt, Sharon Biddle, Alyssa Robeck, Bradi Voigt, Dianne Finn, Liz Dooley
Webfoot Volleyball Club, Oregon State University Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Navy ROTC; Oregon State University Men's Rugby Club; Oregon State University Men's Volleyball Club; Oregon State University Women's Volleyball Club