The United States Polo Association is proud to announce the U.S. Polo Assn. Sterling Cup 20-goal team competing at Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Florida, March 2-17. The all-star U.S. Polo Assn. team will feature U.S. Polo Assn. Brand Ambassador Juan Bollini Jr. (4), alongside his father Juan Bollini (5), Jesse Bray* (5) and Hall of Famer Mike Azzaro (6). The eight-team tournament which begins on Friday, March 2, boasts celebrity filled rosters including 10-goalers Adolfo Cambiaso and Sapo Caset, along with International Polo Club Palm Beach high-goal team staples Flexjet, Tonkawa, Travieso, Audi, SD Farms and Valiente. According to Grand Champions Polo Club, “The Sterling Cup was resurrected by Grand Champions’ owners Melissa and Marc Ganzi in hopes of recapturing polo’s glory days.” Last played in the mid-1990s at the original South Florida polo haven and now defunct Palm Beach Polo Club, “the Sterling Cup was the second tournament of the 22-goal season at Palm Beach Polo after the January Challenge Cup […] It was considered the 22-goal championship and attracted as many as eighteen teams.”
Livestreamed on ChukkerTV, U.S. Polo Assn. will make their tournament debut on Saturday, March 3, at 3:00pm ET versus defending champions Travieso. For information regarding game times and locations call the Club Hotline (561) 644-5050.
*Jesse Bray is a member of Team USPA. Team USPA is a USPA program designed to enhance and grow the sport of polo in the United States by identifying young, talented American players and providing mentored training and playing opportunities leading to a pool of higher rated amateur and pro players and the resultant giveback to the sport of polo.