The United States Polo Association proudly announces the 2018 USA Junior National team entered to compete in the Copa de las Naciones – Junior tournament, April 23-29. Landen Daniels, 14, from Wellington, Florida, Kristos Magrini, 13, from Augusta, Georgia, Lucas Escobar, 16, from Wellington, Florida, and Bayne Bossom, 16, from Glendale, California, will represent the United States in the upcoming international tournament held in Argentina.
The four youth players actively participate in tournament polo across the country including clubs in Wellington, Florida, Santa Barbara and Indio, California, Boston, Massachusetts, and Southampton, New York. Escobar was selected to represent Zone 3 in the 2017 National Youth Tournament Series Championships while Bossom and Daniels competed in the inaugural East vs. West Invitational. Magrini was selected as an All-Star at the Southampton NYTS Qualifier tournament.
The governing board of the Argentine Polo Association formed the Copa de las Naciones tournament driven by the firm idea of promoting polo competition between all nationalities. In April of 2009, Argentina, Brazil, England and a team comprised of multiple other countries competed for the inaugural title. Argentina won the inaugural Copa de las Naciones and has since added an additional five wins to their record. Despite Argentina’s dominance in Copa de las Naciones competition, England claimed the title in 2014 and Chile won in 2016. Over the years, the tournament has shown incredible growth broadening to include women’s, juniors and senior’s divisions.