I/I NATIONAL HOST TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES THE 2021 USPA NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC FINALISTS

After an unconventional Intercollegiate/Interscholastic (I/I) season where the traditional preliminary and regional tournaments were unable to be hosted due to local and state COVID-19 restrictions on Youth Sports, the I/I program offered clubs USPA I/I Circuit Level events to host throughout the season. With no regular regional format for teams to qualify for nationals, the National Host Tournament Committee (NHTC) opted to use a wildcard system in selecting teams to advance. The Committee used results from both Circuit Level I/I Challenge Cups as well as any games qualified teams played from September 1 through April 18 to be used in consideration. In addition, the Committee welcomed teams to submit game footage for review. The NHTC, select umpires and committee members poured over hours of video, hundreds of scoresheets, and rosters to make their selection. Both the Open and Girls’ National Interscholastic Championships will be livestreamed on Global Polo TV.

2021 OPEN NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

2019 Open National Interscholastic Championship Champions: Prestonwood - Vaughn Miller, Niklaus Felhaber, Johann Felhaber, Vance Miller III.

2019 Open National Interscholastic Championship Winners: Prestonwood – Niklaus Felhaber, Johann Felhaber, Vance Miller III, pictured with Coach Vaughn Miller.

Hosted by Virginia Polo Center (Charlottesville, Virginia)
Wednesday, May 12 – Sunday, May 16

Open National Finalists:
Houston Polo Club
Gardnertown Polo Club
Myopia Polo Club
GFS – RUDA A
Lakeside Polo Club
Central Coast Polo Club
Work to Ride

Open Game Schedule

Wednesday, May 12
2:00pm ET: Game 1: Gardnertown vs. WTR
4:00pm ET: Game 2: Myopia vs. Central Coast
6:00pm ET: Game 3: GFS – Ruda A vs. Lakeside

Thursday, May 13
Horses day off

Friday, May 14
10:00am ET: Semifinal 1: Houston vs. Winner of Game 3
12:00pm ET: Semifinal 2: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2

Saturday, May 15
11:00am ET: Consolation – Teams with 1 game

Sunday, May 16
10:00am ET: Finals – Winner of Semifinal 1 vs. Winner of Semifinal 2

2021 GIRLS’ NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

2019 Girls' National Interscholastic Championship Champions: Maryland - Kelly Wells, Abbie Grant, Catie Stueck, Olivia Reynolds, Sophie Grant.

2019 Girls’ National Interscholastic Championship Winners: Maryland – Abbie Grant, Catie Stueck, Olivia Reynolds, Sophie Grant. Pictured with Coach Kelly Wells.

Hosted by New Bridge Polo Club (Aiken, South Carolina)
Tuesday, May 18 – Saturday, May 22

Girls’ National Finalists:
Aiken Polo Club
Houston Polo Club
Maryland Polo Club
Gardnertown Polo Club
Poway Polo Club
Maui Polo Club
Sutter Buttes Polo Club

Girls’ Game Schedule

Tuesday, May 18
2:00pm ET: Game 1: Gardnertown vs. Poway
4:00pm ET: Game 2: Sutter Buttes vs. Houston
6:00pm ET: Game 3: Maryland vs. Maui
Welcome BBQ hosted by New Bridge Polo Club immediately following the game.

Wednesday, May 19
Ponies day off

Thursday, May 20
10:00am ET: Semifinal 1: Aiken vs. Winner of Game 1
12:00pm ET: Semifinal 2: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3
*El Torrito Mexican Food Truck will be available.

Friday, May 21
6:30pm ET: Consolation (Teams with one game)
*New Bridge Club House open for Dinner/Take Out

Saturday, May 22
6:00pm ET: Finals: W Semi 1 vs W Semi 2
*New Bridge Clubhouse open for Dinner/Take Out

Sunday, May 23
Rain Day

All photos courtesy of ©Kaylee Wroe Photography.

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