Michael Plantinga digs ball

Mike Plantinga


Mike Plantinga and his partner Aaron Nusbaum first competed together back in 2015. After a brief break, they began playing on the FIVB World Tour as a team in October 2017. Six months later, they won a NORCECA continental tournament in Mexico. In late 2018 they finished ninth at an FIVB three-star tournament in China.


Getting into the Sport: Has been playing volleyball since he was 13, but got into beach volleyball in 2009 after a suggestion from a friend to try it; being a well-rounded indoor player gave him an advantage on the beach and after only one year he competed at the world junior championships… Outside Interests: Interests include home renovations; everything from tearing out a bathroom, painting the walls, or re-landscaping the yard…

Palmarès international

NORCECA Championship: 2016 – 6th (w/ Grant O’Gorman)