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May 12 - 16, 2021

OPEN NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2021 Open National Interscholastic Championship Semifinals & Final will be livestreamed on Global Polo TV.

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Open National Interscholastic Championship

Tournament History

The USPA Open National Interscholastic Championship tournament is part of the United States Polo Association's Intercollegiate/Interscholastic (I/I) polo program, which is dedicated to growing the sport by providing maximum exposure, recruiting collegiate and scholastic institutions, coordinating activities and organizing competition. Supporting this mission, the I/I program has experienced tremendous growth in recent years.

Established in 1928, the winners of the Open National Interscholastic Championship are awarded the George C. Sherman trophy. Cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Open National Interscholastic Championship was last played in 2019 when Prestonwood Polo Club defeated Houston Polo Club 13-11 behind the duo of Johann and Niklaus Felhaber.

After an unconventional 2021 Intercollegiate/Interscholastic (I/I) season where the traditional preliminary and regional tournaments were unable to be hosted due to local and state COVID-19 restrictions on Youth Sports, the I/I program offered clubs USPA I/I Circuit Level events to host throughout the season. With no regular regional format for teams to qualify for nationals, the National Host Tournament Committee (NHTC) opted to use a wildcard system in selecting teams to advance. The Committee used results from both Circuit Level I/I Challenge Cups as well as any games qualified teams played from September 1 through April 18 to be used in consideration. In addition, the Committee welcomed teams to submit game footage for review. The NHTC, select umpires and committee members poured over hours of video, hundreds of scoresheets, and rosters to make their selection.

Returning in 2021, a new champion will be crowned when the seven competing teams descend upon Virginia Polo Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. Houston will look to avenge their loss in the 2019 final and will be challenged by six other competitive teams including Gardnertown Polo Club, Central Coast, GFS Ruda A, Lancaster-WTR, Lakeside and Myopia Varsity.

2019 Open National Interscholastic Championship Winners: Prestonwood Polo Club - Niklaus Felhaber, Johann Felhaber, Vance Miller III, pictured with Coach Vaughn Miller. ©Kaylee Wroe Photography

Tournament Format

Teams will play a single elimination format. The winners of the first round of games advance to the semifinals. Houston receives a bye directly into the semifinals, with the Winner of Game 1 playing the Winner of Game 2, and Houston playing the Winner of Game 3. The winners of the semifinals advance to the Open National Interscholastic Championship Final.

Open National Interscholastic Championship

Tournament News

Open National Interscholastic Championship

Teams and Rosters

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

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Gardnertown Polo Club (3-0)

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Winston Painter
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Vlad Tarashansky
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Jonathan Wallace
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Bill Denker
Coach
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Dan Scott
Coach

Houston Polo Club (1-1)

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Charlie Fridge
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Lance Stefanakis
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Christian Fridge
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Ashvath Bhatia
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Will Mudra
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Joe Bob Lequerica
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Mark Prinsloo
Coach

Myopia Varsity (1-1)

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Landen Eckbo Daniels
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James Grayken
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Shane Metternick
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Augustus Grotnik
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Rehan Kumble
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Yaz Grotnik
Coach
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Jennifer Williams
Coach

GFS Ruda A (1-1)

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Lindsey Morris
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Gabriella Chiasera
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Josephine Dorsey
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Victoria Picha
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Posey Obrecht
Coach

Central Coast Polo Club (0-1)

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Morgan Manos
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Ajay Moturi
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Taylor Olcott
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Ruby Decker
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Megan Judge
Coach

Lancaster-WTR (0-1)

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Esteban Penados
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Mosiah Gravesande
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Marisol Jimenez
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Lezlie Hiner
Coach

Lakeside (0-1)

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Trent Wakefield
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Troy Wakefield
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Ethan Bankhead
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Kylie Kufahl
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Oliver Wheatley
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Nicole Bankhead
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Open National Interscholastic Championship

Tournament Games

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

May 12

Final

Open National Interscholastic Championship

Virginia Polo Inc.

Gardnertown Polo Club logo

Gardnertown Polo Club (3-0)

17

Lancaster-WTR logo

Lancaster-WTR (0-1)

11

May 12

Final

Open National Interscholastic Championship

Virginia Polo Inc.

Central Coast Polo Club logo

Central Coast Polo Club (0-1)

7

Myopia Varsity logo

Myopia Varsity (1-1)

19

May 12

Final

Open National Interscholastic Championship

Virginia Polo Inc.

GFS Ruda A logo

GFS Ruda A (1-1)

13

Lakeside logo

Lakeside (0-1)

11

Friday, May 14, 2021

May 14

Final

Open National Interscholastic Championship

Virginia Polo Inc.

Houston Polo Club logo

Houston Polo Club (1-1)

15

GFS Ruda A logo

GFS Ruda A (1-1)

13

May 14

Final

Open National Interscholastic Championship

Virginia Polo Inc.

Myopia Varsity logo

Myopia Varsity (1-1)

9

Gardnertown Polo Club logo

Gardnertown Polo Club (3-0)

24

Sunday, May 16, 2021

May 16

Final

Open National Interscholastic Championship

Virginia Polo Inc.

Houston Polo Club logo

Houston Polo Club (1-1)

10

Gardnertown Polo Club logo

Gardnertown Polo Club (3-0)

21

Open National Interscholastic Championship

Virginia Polo Inc.

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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