Maryland recaptures the crown

On Sunday, April 15, Maryland Polo Club (Abbie Grant, Maddie Grant, Catie Stueck/Sophie Grant and Coach Kelly Wells) defeated Central Coast Polo Club (Cassidy Wood, Petra Teixiera, Taylor Olcott and Coach Megan Judge) 26-4 to claim the 2018 USPA Girls’ National Interscholastic Championship title at the Virginia Polo Center in Charlottesville, Virginia Maryland headed into the tournament with a strong record as the number one seed. In the first semifinal of the tournament, they faced Hillside Farm Polo Club and took a 28-5 win. The second semifinal match pitched Coast Polo Club against Cornell Polo Club with Central Coast coming out victors, 15-7. The 2018 win for Maryland is the fourth title

Two in a row for PBI

The $100,000 World Cup was re-established by the Grand Champions Polo Club in 2017. Both of its two runnings have had the same winner: Palm Beach Illustrated. Last year, the team that had Jared Zenni, Santi Torres, Agustin Obregon and Tommy Collingwood took the title after defeating Valiente I by 13-7. Even if only Collingwood stayed in the team this year (joined by Carlitos Gracida, Juan Monteverde and Peco Polledo), the result was the same. The final was held on Saturday, April 14, where PBI played against the 24-goal Grand Champions (Grant Ganzi, Juancito Bollini, Alejandro Novillo Astrada and Juan Martín Nero), which gave the team a 4 goal lead at the start. The young players managed to

The new generation, in control

Carlitos Gracida is happy. Not only because he won the World Cup, but also because of how he won it. "Tommy Collingwood and I have been friends for many years, I can't even remember when we played our first match together, and we really wanted to play it. Tommy had played it last year with Palm Beach Illustrated, along with Santi Torres, Jared Zenni and Agustín Obregón. Santi couldn't make it this year, so we set off to find young players who were also good people. Peco Polledo and Juan Monteverde agreed to join us soon after," he told CLICKPOLOUSA. -What was the road to the title like? "We started behind in the first few matches. We gave Coca Cola 14 goals, and we only won 17-16 because th

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