One of two “wild card” entrants for the German men in the 2017 SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals, Dollinger and Erdmann are completing their first season together highlighted by a fourth-place finish in April at the Xiamen Open in China. Dollinger played in his first FIVB World Tour event in 2012 and has been a regular participant since 2014. In 35 world tour starts, Dollinger’s best placement was the fourth with Erdmann in China. A ninth-place finisher at the London 2012 Olympic Games with Kay Matysik, Erdmann has been a regular on the FIVB World Tour since 2009 with 92 appearances featuring four podium placements and eight “final four” finishes. Erdmann and Matysik placed third together at the 2013 FIVB World Championships in Poland.