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May 01, 2018 6:16 PM

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Malia Bryan on the ball in Aiken Polo Club's NYTS Qualifier. ©Pam Gleason.
Malia Bryan on the ball in Aiken Polo Club's NYTS Qualifier. ©Pam Gleason.

The National Youth Tournament Series Program was established to provide youth players the opportunity to compete against their peers in USPA sanctioned outdoor tournaments. At each qualifier, All-Stars are selected by an appointed committee. All-Stars are then eligible to be selected for one of the four open zone teams or two female regional teams to compete in the NYTS Championships and East vs. West Invitational over Labor Day weekend. The NYTS qualifier has been designed for upper-intermediate to advanced youth players, those capable of holding a minimum of a “B” handicap. For more information, please email Amanda Snow, Director of Player Development at asnow@uspolo.org

Aiken Polo Club NYTS Qualifier

A Flight Winners: Isinya - (L to R) Harry Caldwell, Gracie Brown, Ian Campbell,  Hope Arellano.
A Flight Winners: Isinya - (L to R) Harry Caldwell, Gracie Brown, Ian Campbell, Hope Arellano, pictured with Owen Rinehart.
All-Stars: (L to R): Joe Post, Jim Deal, Harry Caldwell, Hope Arellano, Malia Bryan, Lucas Arellano, Charlie Caldwell
All-Stars: (L to R) Joe Post, Jim Deal, Harry Caldwell, Hope Arellano, Malia Bryan, Lucas Arellano, Charlie Caldwell.

Host Site: Aiken Polo Club, Aiken, South Carolina.

Aiken NYTS – A Flight

C-Spear
Kaylin Bender
Mason Sease
Lucas Arellano
Lila Bennett

Banks Mill Feed
Summer Kneece
Malia Bryan
Charlie Caldwell
Ry Koopman

Isinya
Gracie Brown
Hope Arellano
Harry Caldwell
Ian Campbell

Crestview Farms
Anna Hale
Jim Deal
Joe Post
Aiden Meeker

Results
Game 1: Banks Mill Feed def. Crestview
Game 2: Isinya def. C-Spear in a shootout, game score tied at 5-5
Game 3: C-Spear def. Crestview 5-4
Final: Isinya def. Banks Mill 6-5

All-Stars: Joe Post, Jim Deal, Harry Caldwell, Hope Arellano, Malia Bryan, Lucas Arellano and Charlie Caldwell.

Best Playing Pony Awards: Magic Man owned by Lucas Arellano and Orucco owned by Aiden Meeker.

B Flight winners Environscape. (L ro R) Virginia Gwinn, Brianna Jordan, Winston Painter, Jacob Wallace.
B Flight Winners: Environscape - (L to R) Virginia Gwinn, Brianna Jordan, Winston Painter, Jacob Wallace.
All-Stars: (L to R): Winston Painter, Michael Bradford, Virginia Gwinn, Robyn Leitner, Josh Escapite, Jack Whitman, Alea Crespo
All-Stars: (L to R) Winston Painter, Michael Bradford, Virginia Gwinn, Robyn Leitner, Josh Escapite, Jack Whitman, Alea Crespo.

Aiken NYTS – B Flight

Southeastern Hay
Haley Kriege
Lexie Wright
Michael Bradford
Jack Whitman

Mid-State Roofing
Katie Kriege
Madison Jordan
Robyn Leitner
Hugo Carvajal

Environscape
Virginia Gwinn
Brianna Jordan
Winston Painter
Jacob Wallace

Estrella
Alea Crespo
Emma Kriege
Zach Wallace
Josh Escapite

Results
Game 1: Environscape def. Estrella 8-1
Game 2: Southeastern Hay def. Mid-State Roofing 5-1
Game 3: Estrella def. Mid-State Roofing in a shootout, game score tied 4-4
Final: Environcape def. Southeastern Hay 8-3

All-Stars: Winston Painter, Michael Bradford, Virginia Gwinn, Robyn Leitner, Josh Escapite, Jack Whitman and Alea Crespo.

Best Playing Pony Awards: Porche owned by Alea Crespo and The Little Prince owned by Robyn Leitner.

C Flight. (L to R) Chance Miller, Catelyn Godey, Maddie Godard, Brayden Foster, Lazaro Gorosito, Ramon Caro.
C Flight participants, (L to R) Chance Miller, Catelyn Godey, Maddie Godard, Brayden Foster, Lazaro Gorosito, Ramon Caro.

Aiken Youth Tournament – C Flight

Equus Events
Catelyn Godey
Maddie Goddard
Chance Miller
Charlie Caldwell *Mentor

Crescent Farms
Braydon Foster
Lazaro Gorosito
Ramon Caro
Harry Caldwell *Mentor

Results
Crescent Farms def. Equus Events 3-2

Midland Polo Club NYTS Qualifier

Midland NYTS Qualifier
Midland NYTS Qualifier participants.
All-Stars: (L to R): Lance Stefanakis, Anson Moore, April Galindo, Joe Mack Stimmel, Johan Felhaber, Quinn Evans, Taylor Morris
All-Stars: (L to R) Lance Stefanakis, Anson Moore, April Galindo, Joe Mack Stimmel, Johan Felhaber, Quinn Evans, Taylor Morris.
Best Playing Pony: Tattoo, played by Anson Moore.
Best Playing Pony: Tattoo, played by Anson Moore.

Host Site: Midland Polo Club, Midland, Texas.

Lazy 3
Jordan Williams
Cara Kennedy
April Kennedy
Joe Mack Stimmel

Evans Ranch
David Werntz
Avery Evans
Johan Felhaber
Quinn Evans

Horsegate
Carter Nix
Joanie Jackson
Lance Stefanakis
Niklaus Felhaber

Russo’s Pizza
Taylor Morris
Madi Lange
Bridget Price
Anson Moore

Results
Game 1: Lazy 3 def. Evan’s Ranch 5-3
Game 2: Russo’s Pizza def. Horsegate 6-1
Game 3: Evan’s Ranch def. Horsegate 5-4
Final: Lazy 3 def. Russo’s Pizza 6-3

All-Stars: Lance Stefanakis, Anson Moore, April Galindo, Joe Mack Stimmel, Johan Felhaber, Quinn Evans and Taylor Morris.

Best Playing Pony: Tattoo, played by Anson Moore.

Upcoming NYTS Qualifiers
Maui Polo Club, Makawao, Hawaii, May 5
Heart of Texas Polo Club, Lockhart, Texas, May 12-13
Atlanta Regional Polo Center, Tyrone, Georgia, May 19-20
Prestonwood Polo Club, Oak Point, Texas, May 25-27