The Intercollegiate/Interscholastic (I/I) and National Youth Tournament Series (NYTS) programs have collaborated to organize the first-of-its-kind All-Star Challenge. A vision of USPA Director of Player Development, Amanda Snow, the event will showcase the talent of eight young players who are at least 18 years of age and have received an All-Star award at both a NYTS tournament and either an I/I Regional or National Championship. The event will be a two-day tournament, along with training conducted by local professionals in the Wellington, Florida, area December 15-16.

2018 Open National Interscholastic Championship Sportsmanship recipient Maddie Graydon, alongside tournament all-stars (L to R) John Dencker, Jack McLean, Joe Post and Brennan Wells. ©Mike Ryan.
2018 Open National Interscholastic Championship Sportsmanship recipient Maddie Graydon, alongside tournament All-Stars (L to R) John Dencker, Jack McLean, Joe Post and Brennan Wells. ©Mike Ryan.

Participants
•Grayson Price (Houston Polo Club)
•Cory Williams (Santa Barbara / Central Coast Polo Club / University of Southern California)
•Maddie Grant (Maryland Polo Club)
•Harry Caldwell (Bluewater Creek Polo Club / USC-Aiken)
•Charlie Caldwell (Bluewater Creek Polo Club / USC – Aiken)
•Dig Singh (Yale Polo Club)
•Joseph Post (Gardnertown Polo Club / University of Kentucky)
•John Dencker (Gardnertown Polo Club)

Players will participate in both arena and grass games in addition to a rules review by USPA Umpires, LLC., a polo fitness workout with Alejandro Moraes and an Equine Welfare lecture given by Dr. Stephanie Massey Colburn, former I/I national champion and an alumna of Team USPA. Team USPA alumni and former I/I national champions, Steve Krueger and Patrick Uretz will serve as coaches throughout the weekend. A post-event recap will be published next week.

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