February 4 - 24, 2024

STEPHEN ORTHWEIN MEMORIAL CUP

STEPHEN ORTHWEIN MEMORIAL CUP

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

Honoring an American polo icon, the Stephen Orthwein Memorial Cup, a 10- to 12-goal sanctioned tournament has been awarded as a 2024 Legacy Polo Series event. Stemming from a USPA initiative to recognize individual memorial tournaments at the medium-goal level, the Legacy Polo Series aims to tie the rich history of the sport and create a prestigious series that unites clubs around the country. Recognized as a Legacy Polo Series tournament for the second consecutive year, this year's edition will proudly return to Port Mayaca Polo Club (PMPC) in Okeechobee, Florida.

Born in 1945, Stephen A. Orthwein’s storied career took him from his young playing days in St. Louis, Missouri, to captain of the Yale University polo team, to a decades-long career as both a professional player and ambassador of the sport, boasting numerous prestigious USPA tournament victories. In the early 80s, Orthwein became involved with the USPA, serving in various integral roles within the Association to further the development of polo across the country, including President (1988-1991) and Chairman (1991-1995). Following his passing in 2018, Orthwein was awarded a second Hugo Dalmar Trophy by the USPA in recognition of his uncompromising code of conduct on the field and desire to give back to the sport he loved. Orthwein is commemorated in both the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame and the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.

In 2023, Dracarys (Chetan Krishna, Leon Schwencke, Facundo Obregon, Brandon Phillips) went head-to-head against BTA/San Saba (Dawn Jones, KC Krueger, Steve Krueger, Santiago Zubiaurre). Dracarys blasted off with offensive contributions from Schwencke and Obregon holding a five-goal lead at the half. A late comeback effort from BTA/San Saba was ultimately no match for the lead that Dracarys had accumulated to seal an 11-6 victory. Read article here.

This year's edition will field four teams battling for the Stephen Orthwein Memorial Cup. 2022 finalists Dawn Jones and Santiago "Santi" Zubiaurre will reunite once more under the new moniker San Saba/Manderleigh, with Ashblue, Beverly Polo and Faraway Polo rounding out the talented competition. Representing Team USPA is alumnus Cody Ellis (Ashblue).

Photo: 2023 Stephen Orthwein Memorial Cup Champions: Dracarys - Chetan Krishna, Leon Schwencke, Facundo Obregon, Brandon Phillips, presented by Ginny Orthwein. ©David Lominska

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

Bracket V

Bracket VI

Bracket VII

Bracket VIII

Bracket IX

Bracket X

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Beverly Polo (3-1)

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Elizabeth Keys
Outdoor: 0
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Wil Ballhaus
Outdoor: 0
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Jorge 'Tolito' Fernandez Ocampo Jr.
Outdoor: 7
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Lucio Fernandez Ocampo
Outdoor: 5

Faraway Polo (2-2)

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Leo Mandelbaum
Outdoor: 2
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Julian Daniels
Outdoor: 5
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Tommy Collingwood
Outdoor: 5
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Hutton Goodman
Outdoor: 0

San Saba/Manderleigh (2-1)

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Dawn Jones
Outdoor: 1
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Santiago 'Santi' Zubiaurre
Outdoor: 5
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Nicolas 'Nico' Saenz
Outdoor: 5
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Philip Higgins
Outdoor: 0

Ashblue (0-3)

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Max Scott-Barnes
Outdoor: 0
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Alec 'Zulu' Scott-Barnes
Outdoor: 2
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Cody Ellis
Outdoor: 5
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Wesley 'Whistle' Uys
Outdoor: 4

STEPHEN ORTHWEIN MEMORIAL CUP

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Sunday, Feb 4, 2024

February 04

Final

Stephen Orthwein Memorial Cup

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Ashblue logo

Ashblue (0-3)

4

San Saba/Manderleigh logo

San Saba/Manderleigh (2-1)

10

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024

February 07

Final

Stephen Orthwein Memorial Cup

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Beverly Polo logo

Beverly Polo (3-1)

8

Faraway Polo logo

Faraway Polo (2-2)

10

Monday, Feb 12, 2024

February 12

Final

Stephen Orthwein Memorial Cup

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Ashblue logo

Ashblue (0-3)

11

Faraway Polo logo

Faraway Polo (2-2)

12

Thursday, Feb 15, 2024

February 15

Final

Stephen Orthwein Memorial Cup

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Beverly Polo logo

Beverly Polo (3-1)

14

San Saba/Manderleigh logo

San Saba/Manderleigh (2-1)

10

Thursday, Feb 22, 2024

February 22

Final

Stephen Orthwein Memorial Cup

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Faraway Polo logo

Faraway Polo (2-2)

10

San Saba/Manderleigh logo

San Saba/Manderleigh (2-1)

13

February 22

Final

Stephen Orthwein Memorial Cup

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Ashblue logo

Ashblue (0-3)

5

Beverly Polo logo

Beverly Polo (3-1)

14

Saturday, Feb 24, 2024

February 24

Final

Stephen Orthwein Memorial Cup

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Beverly Polo logo

Beverly Polo (3-1)

10

Faraway Polo logo

Faraway Polo (2-2)

5

STEPHEN ORTHWEIN MEMORIAL CUP

THE VENUE

Situated in South Florida, surrounded by vast sugar cane fields and the popular fishing body of Lake Okeechobee, Port Mayaca Polo Club (PMPC) has steadily become a destination for winter polo. Located on more than 600 sprawling acres, the club has eight regulation fields, club barns with 220 stalls, an exercise track, a stick-and-ball field, a clubhouse and several acres of pastures for turnout and trail riding.

While consistent, quality polo is at the forefront of the club’s objectives, a tight-knit sense of community supports it. The club hosts a lunch or cookout after every club practice. A beautiful pavilion style clubhouse provides an enjoyable gathering place for players to congregate and discuss their latest game.


12499 SW Conners Hwy
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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