Wed

Oct

27

Association Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

4:00 PM UTC

Skaneateles

Field One

Fri

Oct

29

Association Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

8:00 PM UTC

UN-STA-BLE

TBA

Sat

Oct

30

Association Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

4:00 PM UTC

Tipler Law/Cooper H&S

Hutchinson Farms

Sun

Oct

31

Association Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

8:00 PM UTC

LBL

Upatoi Green/ Foxdale Equine

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Oct

27

Association Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

4:00 PM UTC

Skaneateles

Field One

Fri

Oct

29

Association Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

8:00 PM UTC

UN-STA-BLE

TBA

Sat

Oct

30

Association Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

4:00 PM UTC

Tipler Law/Cooper H&S

Hutchinson Farms

Sun

Oct

31

Association Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

8:00 PM UTC

LBL

Upatoi Green/ Foxdale Equine

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October 1 - 3, 2021

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NATIONAL ARENA COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF CUP

Tournament History

Polo has a rich history in the military. In 1896 the U.S. Army based at Fort Riley, Kansas, took up the game. In addition to improving the riding skills of cavalrymen, polo taught leadership, teamwork and strategy. West Point next introduced polo in 1901. By 1914 there were 17 Army posts playing polo. In 1928, the U.S. Army team made it to the final of the U.S. Open Polo Championship®, and there were Army polo teams across the U.S., as well as in the Philippines, Hawaii and Panama. The other military branches, Air Force, Marines and Navy soon followed suit, and today there are inter-service matches held all over the country and international military matches contested worldwide.

In 2018, the Central Texas Polo Association hosted the first USPA National Arena Commander-in-Chief Cup at Two Wishes Polo Club in Lockhart, Texas, over Memorial Day weekend. The National (outdoor and arena) Commander-in-Chief Cup tournaments were created in 2017 by the USPA Board of Governors and the USPA Armed Forces Committee to be awarded and played beginning in 2018.

Over three years of competition, Army, Air Force and most recently Marine Corps each hold one title. Held at Great Meadow Polo Club (Now known as Twilight Polo Club) in The Plains, Virginia in 2020, Marine Corps (Walker Hobby, First Lieutenant, USMC, Captain Jake Flournoy, USMC, Dean Daggett, Lieutenant Colonel [Retired], USMC) outlasted Army Black (Joe England, Warrant Officer 2, U.S. Army active duty, Terrance Donahue, former Captain, U.S. Army, Joe Meyer, Former Major, U.S. Army Reserve) to claim the narrow 8-7 victory.

Held at Virginia Polo, Inc. for the first time, the 2021 National Arena Commander-in-Chief Cup features four branches returning to compete for the coveted title including defending champions Marine Corps, along with Army, Navy and the combined Air Force/Navy.

Photo: 2020 National Arena Commander-In-Chief Cup Champions: Marine Corps - Walker Hobby, First Lieutenant, USMC, Captain Jake Flournoy, USMC, Dean Daggett, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) presented by Dan Colhoun, Former Pilot Sergeant, USMC and Frank Gräfe, Brigadier General, German Air Force. ©Joanne Maisano

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Teams and Rosters

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

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Army (2-0)

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Zak Coleman
Arena: 3
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Joe England
Arena: 0
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Mark Gillespie
Arena: 1
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Amos Peterson
Arena: 1

Navy (1-1)

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Alex Jenkins
Arena: 2
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Sang Yi
Arena: 1
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Rob DiRado
Arena: 0

Air Force/Navy (0-1)

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Nicole Dusang
Arena: -1
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Mariah Smith
Arena: -1
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Michael Yermakov
Arena: 0
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Darrell Gaebel
Arena: 1
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David Greenhill
Arena: 1
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Robert Broadbent
Arena: 0T

Marine Corps (0-1)

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Walker Hobby
Arena: 0
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Dean Daggett
Arena: 0
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Steven Walsh
Arena: 2
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Xander Warasta
Arena: -1

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Tournament Games

Friday, Oct 1, 2021

October 01

Final

National Arena Commander-In-Chief Cup

Virginia Polo Inc.

Navy logo

Navy (1-1)

13

Air Force/Navy logo

Air Force/Navy (0-1)

4

October 01

Final

National Arena Commander-In-Chief Cup

Virginia Polo Inc.

Army logo

Army (2-0)

17

Marine Corps logo

Marine Corps (0-1)

4

Sunday, Oct 3, 2021

October 03

Final

National Arena Commander-In-Chief Cup

Virginia Polo Inc.

Army logo

Army (2-0)

14

Navy logo

Navy (1-1)

9

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NATIONAL ARENA COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF CUP

The Venue

Home of the distinguished University of Virginia polo team, Virginia Polo’s training facility sits on 75 spacious acres just five miles away from the historic University’s main campus. Equipped to support play year round, top-notch facilities include a 300’ by 150’ indoor arena building, 400’ by 150’ outdoor arena, and a regulation outdoor polo field. Led by current coach and general manager, Lou Lopez, the UVA polo team is widely regarded as a powerhouse in intercollegiate polo. Some of their many illustrious achievements include 11 Men’s National Championships, eight Women’s National Championships, and 13 PTF Intercollegiate Player of the Year Awards.

First formed in the early 1950s, the polo club is a student-run organization which strives to instill core values including the merits of responsibility, hard work, dedication, rewards of fellowship, working as a team, and the ability to compete in an intercollegiate sport on the national level. Throughout the year, the facility continues to host USPA interscholastic and intercollegiate events for players of all ages and skill levels. Virginia Polo Inc. is a destination for everyone, developing high school and local area players through lessons, clinics, summer camps and other programs.


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