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Virginia Based Natania Polo Club Wins National Interscholastic Title
Natania Polo Club Wins Championship For Second Year In a Row
The four Natania Polo Club teammates, Calvin Milligan, Sofia Bignoli, Kamran Pirasteh and Wyatt Harlow defeated the Toronto Polo Club with a score of 17-13. Last year was the Natania Polo Club team’s first appearance in the Interscholastic National and their first Interscholastic National victory. Game All-Stars and Natania Polo Club teammates Wyatt and Kamran were returning Interscholastic Open veterans, having been on the championship team last year as well.
Brothers Kingsley and Mich Ward from Toronto Polo Club were also named All-Stars, while Hank Uretz from the Eldorado Polo Club was honored for Sportsmanship. Best Playing Pony was Zelaya, owned by George Dill, and Poway Polo Club was honored as Best Playing String.
The annual event featured top high school champion teams that made their way to the big event through various preliminary and regional tournaments, going up against the best up-and-coming talents in U.S. polo. The co-ed sport includes young female and male polo players in champion high school teams from the Northeastern (Toronto Polo Club), Southeastern (Natania Polo Club), Central (Prestonwood Polo Club) and Western (Poway Polo Club) regions, with two Wild Card teams included from Maryland (West Shore Polo Club) and California (Eldorado Polo Club).
The USPA National Interscholastic Championship tournaments are one of the centerpieces of the USPA Intercollegiate/
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