OPEN NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP | U.S. POLO ASSN.

March 6 - 10, 2024

OPEN NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

OPEN NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

Established in 1928, the Open National Interscholastic Championship (ONIS) is part of the United States Polo Association's Intercollegiate/Interscholastic (I/I) polo program, which is dedicated to growing the sport by providing exposure, coordinating activities, recruiting collegiate and scholastic institutions and providing organized competition at regional and national levels with an emphasis on sportsmanship, fairness and safety.

Hoisting the George C. Sherman trophy eleven times between 1970 and 1989, Culver Military Academy (Culver, Indiana) holds the record for Open National Interscholastic Championship wins. Close behind with 10 titles, Lawrenceville School's (Lawrenceville, New Jersey) dominance includes eight straight Championships from 1934-1941. Contemporary winners include Toronto (2006, 2007, 2008), Midland (2009), Eldorado (2010) Cowtown/WTR (2011, 2012), Natania (2013, 2014), West Shore (2015), Prestonwood (2016, 2019), Maryland (2017, 2018), Gardnertown (2021) and most recently Houston (2022, 2023) with back-to-back victories for the first time since Maryland completed the feat in 2017 and 2018.

In 2023, defending champions Houston (Lily Lequerica, Joe Bob Lequerica, Will Mudra, alt. Judah Altic, alt. Tomas Tejera, alt. Asa Gangee) met California natives Lakeside (Faris Hanna, Oliver Wheatley, Elise Pardue, Allie Bushong). Accelerating from the first throw-in and never looking back, Houston’s high-powered offense proved unstoppable, guiding the hometown team to their second consecutive Open National Interscholastic Championship title in a commanding 21-6 victory. Read article here.

Returning to Brookshire Polo Club in Brookshire, Texas, for a third consecutive year, six teams will represent youth arena talent from across the country in the Open National Interscholastic Championship. Returning to defend their title, Central Regional champions Houston, from Houston, Texas, will attempt to capture an impressive three-peat for the first time since Toronto claimed the Championship from 2006 to 2008. Southeastern Regional Champion Maryland, based out of Jarrettsville, Maryland, will aim for a return to the podium for the first time since 2018.

Each vying for their first Championship, Regional winners Lakeside from Lakeside, California (Western) and Yale, hailing from Bethany, Connecticut (Northeastern), will be joined by Wildcard entries St. Croix, based out of Woodville, Wisconsin (Central) and Waiki'i, all the way from Waimea, Hawaii (Western Wildcard), to round out the talented competition.

2023 Open National Interscholastic Championship Champions: Houston - Tomas Tejera, Judah Altic, Joe Bob Lequerica, Coach Mark Prinsloo, Assistant Coach Shane Rice, Lily Lequerica, Will Mudra. ©David Murrell

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

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Houston (2-0)

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Judah Altic
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Lily Lequerica
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Joe Bob Lequerica
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Asa Gangjee
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Tomas Tejera
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Coach Mark Prinsloo

St. Croix (2-1)

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Robert Pizarro
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Sophia Pizarro
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Camila Pizarro
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Chance Miller
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Coach Ignacio Pizzaro

Lakeside (1-1)

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Faris Hanna
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Kylie Matthews
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Luca Abboud
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Cameron Munteanu
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Sebastian Lopez
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Coach Nicole Bankhead

Yale (0-1)

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Naomi Tachibana Marlough
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Sophia DeAngelis
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Malachi Light
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Phillip DeAngelis
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Coach Julian Penados

Maryland (0-1)

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Jonathan Dingus
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Kylie Williamson
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Mya Quarcoopome
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Russell Calkins
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Coach Kelly Wells

Waiki'i (0-1)

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Charles Tang
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Benjamin Tang
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Ethan Matsui
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Paxton Best
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Coach Jed Ednie

OPEN NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024

March 06

Final

Open National Interscholastic Championship

Brookshire Polo Club

Lakeside logo

Lakeside (1-1)

15

Maryland logo

Maryland (0-1)

2

March 06

Final

Open National Interscholastic Championship

Brookshire Polo Club

St. Croix logo

St. Croix (2-1)

14

Waiki'i logo

Waiki'i (0-1)

11

Friday, Mar 8, 2024

March 08

Final

Open National Interscholastic Championship

Brookshire Polo Club

Houston logo

Houston (2-0)

20

Lakeside logo

Lakeside (1-1)

6

March 08

Final

Open National Interscholastic Championship

Brookshire Polo Club

Yale logo

Yale (0-1)

6

St. Croix logo

St. Croix (2-1)

9

Sunday, Mar 10, 2024

March 10

Final

Open National Interscholastic Championship

Brookshire Polo Club

Houston logo

Houston (2-0)

13

St. Croix logo

St. Croix (2-1)

7

OPEN NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

TOURNAMENT NEWS

OPEN NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

THE VENUE

Established in 2006, Brookshire Polo Club in Brookshire, Texas, welcomes players of all levels who are looking for a family-friendly and casual atmosphere to share a love of polo, horses and the outdoors. Nestled between the pecan groves are four full size polo fields, one full size covered polo arena, three covered barns, multiple outdoor paddocks, a small swimming lake, and a tennis court for recreational use.

Located just 10 miles west of Katy, Texas, and 36 miles west of downtown Houston, BPC’s mission is to share their passion for polo with all people in a welcoming environment that promotes polo as a sport and family-friendly lifestyle.

Brookshire Polo Club also proudly serves as one of three co-hosts (Legends Polo Club, Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center and Arena, San Antonio Rose Palace) of the Texas Arena League (TAL).


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