NATIONAL OUTDOOR COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF CUP
The National Outdoor Commander-in-Chief Cup was first held in 2018 at Midland Polo Club in Midland, Texas. Since 2021, the 12-goal national tournament has been hosted by Sarasota Polo Club (Sarasota, Florida), with Tito's Handmade Vodka taking home two titles in 2019 and 2021.
In 2022, Hillcroft (Vaughn Miller Jr., Mason Wroe, Ignacio “Nachi” Viana, James Miller) and Whiskey Pond (Brent Hamill, Valentino Echezarreta, Guille Aguero, Toto Collardin, alt. Ramon Collardin) went head-to-head in front of an energized crowd. After falling short in the Regional Classic-Southeastern, Hillcroft and their new roster addition of Ignacio "Nachi" Viana were able to avenge their prior loss 11-5 over Whiskey Pond. Read article here.
Returning to Sarasota Polo Club in 2023, this year's edition features four teams battling for the Outdoor Commander-in-Chief Cup, including reigning champions James Miller and Mason Wroe uniting with Herndon Radcliff and Jack Kiely in hopes of a back-to-back title for Hillcroft. Seeking the podium for a third championship, Tito's features defending champion Vaughn Miller Jr., with runners-up Brent Hammil, Guille Aguero and Toto Collardin re-uniting for Whiskey Pond. Barefield rounds out the competition.
Photo: 2022 National Outdoor Commander-in-Chief Cup Champions: Hillcroft - Vaughn Miller Jr., Mason Wroe, Ignacio "Nachi" Viana, James Miller. ©Julio Aguilar