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TRIANGLE AREA TRIO BRING HOME SOUTHWESTERN CIRCUIT ARENA ADMIRAL CHESTER NIMITZ

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Triangle Area Polo Club - Nicole Romach, Carson Tucker, David Brooks.
2020 Southwestern Circuit Arena Admiral Chester Nimitz Champions: Triangle Area Polo Club - Nicole Romach, Carson Tucker, David Brooks.

During the 2020 National Arena Amateur Cup (NAAC) at Legends Polo Club (Kaufman, Texas), the Southwestern Circuit Arena Admiral Chester Nimitz military tournament was held as the subsidiary tournament.

Triangle Area Polo Club's Carson Tucker (MVP) reaches for the hook on 101 Polo Brady Williams.
Triangle Area Polo Club's Carson Tucker (who received Most Valuable Player honors) reaches for the hook on 101 Polo's Brady Williams (Sportsmanship Award recipient).

Players from all over the country converged on Legends located just Southeast of Dallas for the NAAC. After two days of play, the finalists of the Nimitz tournament were determined – 101 Polo (Brady Williams, Abi Abel, Benjamin Faherty, William Faherty) and Triangle Area Polo (Nicole Romach, Carson Tucker, David Brooks). In a well-played match with both teams showcasing excellent teamwork, the team that traveled from North Carolina was able to take home the win. Carson Tucker was named Most Valuable Player and received a hand-forged hoof pick from Wyatt Myr. Ruger played by David Brooks was awarded Best Playing Pony and Brady Williams received the Sportsmanship Award.

Triangle Area Polo Club's David Brooks on Ruger (BPP) with SabreSpur Polo's Mark Osburn going for the hook.
Triangle Area Polo Club's David Brooks on Best Playing Pony Ruger with SabreSpur Polo's Mark Osburn reaching for the hook.

“Our strategy was to have fun and play how we practice,” said Carson Tucker, who plays on the Triangle Area Polo Club interscholastic team based out of Hurdle Mills, North Carolina.

101 Polo's Brady Williams and Triangle Area Polo Club's Nicole Romach.
101 Polo's Brady Williams and Triangle Area Polo Club's Nicole Romach.

Nicole Romach, who has family in the Army and also plays interscholastic polo, added, “we had one person up for a pass and when David would come through, one of us would play back."

101 Polo - Benji Faherty, Brady Williams, Abi Abel, William Faherty.
101 Polo - Benji Faherty, Brady Williams, Abi Abel, William Faherty.

Brady Williams, whose brother serves in the Navy, commented, “our team didn’t have much experience playing together but we tried hard and had a good time at the tournament. Legends was an excellent host location. I’m planning on playing some more arena tournaments in 2021 so I’m in the points next year for NAAC.”

David Werntz and Karl Hilberg.
SabreSpur Polo's David Werntz and Texas Military Polo's Karl Hilberg battling for possession.

In the consolation round, Texas Military (Karl Hilberg, Caroline Woodman, Roxy Keyfauver) played SabreSpur Polo (David Werntz, Mark Osburn, Lisa Yanskey) ending in a tie with the two teams deciding to split the prize money rather than go to a shootout. Roxy Keyfauver was awarded Most Valuable Player receiving a Wyatt Myr hand-forged hoof pick and Mark Osburn was presented with the Sportsmanship Award and a set of draw reins from Jackrabbit Tack.

SabreSpur Polo - Tami Thomsen (substitute), David Werntz, Mark Osburn, Lisa Yanskey.
SabreSpur Polo - Tami Thomsen (substitute), David Werntz, Mark Osburn, Lisa Yanskey.

“I was really happy to be able to play in this tournament,” said Caroline Woodman. “2020 has been a tough year and to have the opportunity to play in a national tournament and meet all of these new people has been uplifting. Big thank you to Nacho Estrada and Kim Percy for making this possible.”

Texas Military - Caroline Woodman, Karl Hilberg, Roxy Keyfauver.
Texas Military - Caroline Woodman, Karl Hilberg, Roxy Keyfauver.

Legends Polo Club is slated to host the 2021 National Arena Amateur Cup. Points are given to individuals playing in all USPA Arena Events – Circuit, Sanctioned and National. Points are based on the number of teams and team standing in each tournament. All points are awarded to each team member, not the team as a whole. The more USPA arena tournaments a player competes in the more points he or she will accrue!

All photos courtesy of ©David Murrell.

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