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POLO SEASON ENDS WITH LOSS 
August 29, 2016


In what was undoubtedly the largest crowd ever to see a polo game at its Town of Merton fields, the Milwaukee Polo Club lost to the Twin Cities Polo Club by a score of 12-8.

Milwaukee, which started with a three goal handicap advantage, managed to keep the score tied entering the 3rd chukker when Gastón Raimundo and Diego Cassio of Minneapolis each scored goals to move ahead 5-3.   Four additional goals by Raimundo in the fourth and sixth chukkers kept Minneapolis ahead for the win.

Raimundo led Minneapolis with 8 goals and was named most valuable player.  Milwaukee pros, Tomy Ferrari and Juan Cruz Gramajo scored call of Milwaukee’s goals, with Ferrari leading the home team scoring with three goals, Thomas Esser’s horse, Peaches, was named best playing pony.

“This was another electrifying performance by Ferrari,” said Club President Jim Huber. “He gets himself into almost every tight play during a game and more often than not comes out with the ball.  He’s only 18 and headed for the big time,” said Huber.  “Look for his name in both the international and national scenes in years to come.

“This was our largest crowd ever, said Huber, with an estimated crowd of 1200.”  Both sides of the field were packed with Sponsor tents and pavilions, individual canopies, and tailgaters.  The crowd loved the game and were sad to see the season end, but grateful that the team now has a base of fan and Sponsor support that should assure its continued growth.

Huber wants to thank the fans and Sponsors for another dynamite season.  Except for the highest level of polo that occurs in a few of the polo center around the country, Milwaukee has by far the largest crowd of fans and sponsor of any team in the country.  For this we are grateful.

The team will again start its 2017 competitive season in mid June and run through August, 2017.  You can keep abreast of what’s going on with the players and horses by the website (www.milwaukeepoloclub.com) and Facebook.  Anyone interested in sponsoring for 2017, or learning the game as a player, contact Jim Huber (262-951-8029/jamesohuber@yahoo.com) -
 

 
NO POLO SUNDAY 
August 16, 2016

There will be no polo game on Sunday, August 21 as the team travels to Minneapolis for its traditional bye weekend.  Milwaukee will send two teams to the Binger Cup Tournament in Minnesota.  The final home game for the 2016 season will be at 1:00 PM on Sunday, August 28.
    
The fields are located at N75 W30311 County Highway VV, Hartland, WI 53029 (just 1 mile east of County Highway VV in North Lake and 3 miles west of Merton).
    
Additional information can be found on the Club’s website www.milwaukeepoloclub.com and the Polo Hotline 262-222-2880 to determine the status of the match due to inclement weather.

ITS DEJA VU FOR POLO CLUB (AGAIN)
August 15, 2016

In what has become somewhat of a pattern, the Milwaukee Polo Club lost to the Passion for Polo Club 8-7 in the final seconds of Sunday’s match.

Milwaukee got off to a terrible start, trailing 4-0 going into the third chukker on two goals by 5 goaler Anthony Garcia and 2 goals by Megan West.  Milwaukee’s Tomy Ferrari then took over, chipping away at the deficit with 2 chukkers in each of the 3rd and 4th chukkers and one in the 5th for a 6-6 tie score going into the final chukker.  Milwaukee scored first in the 6th chukker only to have Garcia score two goals in the final minute for the win.

“This was another disappointing loss,” said Club President, Jim Huber.  “Several times this season the Club has come from behind to tie the score in the final chukker, only to have the opposing team score for the win in the final seconds.  It makes for a great game for the fans, but a disappointing loss for the polo team.”

“As with all of the games this season, this was a fast and exhausting game for both the horses and riders,” said Huber. “Despite the Saturday rain, the field played great and we had another tremendous crowd.  And again, Tomy Ferrari’s play, both on offense and defence, was spectacular. He’s only 18 years old, but out plays some of the most experienced players in the country.  And, as in the past, the play of 5 goaler Anthony Garcia was just too much for the Milwaukee team to handle.  We will truly miss Tomy when he plays his last match in Milwaukee on August 28.” 

Garcia was high scorer for all players with 6 goals and most valuable player honors.  Ferrari led Milwaukee with 5 goals and his horse, Gogi, was best playing pony.

The team’s next and last home game of the season is 1:00 PM on Sunday, August 28.  That is also the day that Wisconsin Aviation flies the airplanes in and is historically the most popular day of the season for the fans.  It will be the last chance to witness Ferrari’s skills and to say good bye to Milwaukee’s two Argentine pros.

The fields are located at N75 W30311 County Highway VV, Hartland, WI 53029 (just 1 mile east of County Highway VV in North Lake and 3 miles west of Merton).
    
Additional information can be found on the Club’s website www.milwaukeepoloclub.com and the Polo Hotline 262-222-2880 to determine the status of the match due to inclement weather.

MILWAUKEE POLO WINS NAILBITER
August 8, 2016

In another nail biter, the Milwaukee Polo Club rallied in the final two chukkers to beat the Zeralda Polo Club of Illinois 8 to 6 on Sunday.  Zeralda began the match with a 2 goal handicap lead and added an additional 2 goals from the field for a 4 - 0 lead after the first chukker.  Milwaukee followed with 3 goals in the 2nd chukker and had tied the score 5 to 5 at halftime.   Milwaukee’s Tomas Ferrari then went to work in the final two chukkers scoring 3 goals in the 5th and 6th chukkers to move ahead for the 8 to 6 win.  “Tomas was absolutely spectacular,” said Club President Jim Huber.  “He’s only 18 and is already underrated at 2 goals.  Everyone would like to have him on their team for both his defensive and offensive skills.  His successful future on the international polo scene is almost guaranteed.  I only wish we had him for our 2017 season.”  Ferrari lead all scores with 4 goals.  

Milwaukee has only two remaining home games of the season.  On Sunday, August 14 the Club will be playing the Barrington Polo Club at 1:00 PM.  There is no home game on August 21 because of the Club’s annual bye.  The final game of the season will be August 28 against Minneapolis Polo Club.  This is traditionally the Club’s most popular game which also features the fly in by Wisconsin Aviation.
    
The fields are located at N75 W30311 County Highway VV, Hartland, WI 53029 (just 1 mile east of County Highway VV in North Lake and 3 miles west of Merton).
    
Additional information can be found on the Club’s website www.milwaukeepoloclub.com. Please call the Polo Hotline 262-222-2880 to determine the status of any scheduled match due to inclement weather.

POLO CLUB SPLITS WITH ST. LOUIS
August 2, 2016

In a weekend filled with polo, the Milwaukee Polo Club defeated St. Louis 10 to 7 in the Friday night game, and was defeated 7.5 to 7 in the Sunday afternoon game. 

 

In the Friday evening game, Milwaukee jumped off to a 3 to 1 lead in the first chukker and led throughout the game.  Ariel Loza, St. Louis’ professional player, led his team with 4 goals.  Milwaukee’s Tomas Ferrari led the home team with 5 goals.

 

Sunday’s game was a see-saw battle from the start.  St. Louis started with a three goal handicap advantage, which Milwaukee made up by the second chukker.  Thereafter, the teams traded leads, going into the final chukker with the score tied at 6 to 6.  Loza moved the St. Louis team into the lead with a goal only to have Ferrari answer for Milwaukee to tie the score 7 to 7 at the end of the final chukker.  Because of a .5 handicap advantage, the .5 goal was awarded to St. Louis under the rules of the United States Polo Association, giving them the win at 7.5 to 7.

 

“This was a great weekend for polo,” said Club President Jim Huber. “These Friday games have been well accepted by the fans,” said Huber. “The weather finally cooperated so that both the Friday evening game and the Sunday feature game went forward.”  As in the past games this season, Ferrari and Juan Cruz put on a dazzling show for the fans, consistently scoring goals from 40-50 yards out.

 

The Club has three remaining Sunday afternoon games against Chicago, Barrington, and Minneapolis on each remaining Sunday in August except for August 21 which is the Club’s traditional bye weekend.

 

Huber again emphasized that fans should take this opportunity to see and appreciate the skills of two of the best players ever to play for Milwaukee in the past ten years.  You won’t want to miss them.

           

The fields are located at N75 W30311 County Highway VV, Hartland, WI 53029 (just 1 mile east of County Highway VV in North Lake and 3 miles west of Merton).

           

Additional information can be found on the Club’s website www.milwaukeepoloclub.com. Please call the Polo Hotline 262-222-2880 to determine the status of any scheduled match due to inclement weather.

 
DEJA VU FOR POLO CLUB - A LOSS, THEN RAIN
July 26, 2016

The Milwaukee Polo Club lost to Kicking Horse Ranch of Des Moines, Iowa by a score of 7 to 5 on Friday.  The Milwaukee team held its own throughout the match until the final chukker when Iowa scored two unanswered goals. “We couldn’t stop Iowa’s pro, Pedro Lara, who scored the two final goals,” said Club President, Jim Huber.  Lara led all players with 5 goals.  Tomy Ferrari and Juan Cruz Gramajo led Milwaukee with 2 goals each.

 

The Sunday game was canceled due to a wet field.  “The weather is not cooperating this year,” said Huber.  “Hopefully we’ll have some dry Sunday afternoons the balance of the season.”  In lieu of the Sunday match, club members were able to provide a demonstration for the attending sponsor.  This allowed more time for fans to ask questions and visit with the horses, including pony rides for the kids.

 

Milwaukee’s next home games are 6:00 PM on Friday and 1:00 PM on Sunday against the St. Louis Polo Club.  “This will be our last Friday night game of the summer,” said Huber. And we only have 4 remaining home games.  Huber urged everyone to come and witness the skills of Milwaukee’s two young pros, Tomy Ferrari and Juan Cruz Gramajo.  “They are the best combination we’ve ever had,” said Huber.  “I can assure you that you’ll see some of the best polo in the midwest.

           

The fields are located at N75 W30311 County Highway VV, Hartland, WI 53029 (just 1 mile east of County Highway VV in North Lake and 3 miles west of Merton).

           

Additional information can be found on the Club’s website www.milwaukeepoloclub.com and the Polo Hotline 262-222-2880 to determine the status of the match due to inclement weather.

POLO CLUB LOSS FOLLOWED BY RAINOUT
July 18, 2016

For the 2nd time this year, the Milwaukee Polo Club lost its game on the last 15 seconds.  This time, Horatio Onetto of Blackberg Ranch of Minneapolis, Minnesota, scored the winning goal with 15 seconds remaining for a score of 7-6.  Onetto, with a former handicap of 6 goals, took over the game from the start and managed to keep the Minneapolis team ahead by a goal throughout the game.  He ended the match with 4 goals.  His teammates consisting of Rob Berg and his two sons, Derek and Jared, each scored one goal.  Milwaukee’s two pros each scored two goals for high score honors.

“The Sunday’s feature game was rained out.  These rainouts are very disappointing,” said Club President, Jim Huber.  The teams have traveled hundreds of miles to get here – sponsors and fans have planned their Sunday around the polo game – when mother nature steps in.  It’s particularly difficult when the sun is shining at game time, but the fields were still too dangerous for horse and rider.  “Hopefully that will be our last rainout this season,” said Huber.

Milwaukee’s next home games are against its rival Des Moines Polo Club at 6:00 PM on Friday, July 22 and 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 24.
    
The fields are located at N75 W30311 County Highway VV, Hartland, WI 53029 (just 1 mile east of County Highway VV in North Lake and 3 miles west of Merton).
    
Additional information can be found on the Club’s website www.milwaukeepoloclub.com. Please call the Polo Hotline 262-222-2880 to determine the status of any scheduled match due to inclement weather.
 

POLO TEAM LOSES IN FINAL SECOND
July 11, 2016
 

In Sunday’s match featuring 4 lead changes – and a record attendance - the Milwaukee Polo Club lost to Simpatico Polo team of Prescott, WI 7-6 on a last second goal by Fillipe Sequet.

“This was an unforgettable game – and an unforgettable finish,” said Club President, Jim Huber. “The pace was as fast as the horses could run.  To hear them thunder down the sidelines at a full gallop had the crowd to its feet though most every chukker – with one team and then another taking the lead.  With the score tied 6 to 6 in the final chukker, Sequet scored the final and winning goal with a 60-foot neck shot from the sidelines.  Sequet as named “most valuable player.”

Milwaukee’s two pros again proved that they could keep up to the higher ranked pros of the opposition.  Throughout the afternoon; both Tomas Ferrari and Juan Cruz Gramajo thrilled the crowd with 100-150 yard shots.  But for a few too many penalty shots, the Milwaukee team held its own throughout.

“For those who haven’t seen these two guys play, you’re in for a treat if you get to a game,” said Huber.  They’re the best we’ve ever had – both in their short game and their long game. “Don’t miss this opportunity,” said Huber.  You will appreciate their horsemanship and polo skills.

To top it off, Huber said the attendance was one of the largest in the history of the Club.  A great afternoon for polo – a spectacular game – and a chance afterwards to meet the players and the kids get to sit on a polo horse.  All in all, it was an unforgettable time.

The team’s next home games are scheduled for 6:00 PM on Friday, July 15 and 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 17 against Blackberg Ranch Polo Club, Minneapolis, MN.  
    
The fields are located at N75 W30311 County Highway VV, Hartland, WI 53029 (just 1 mile east of County Highway VV in North Lake and 3 miles west of Merton).
    
Additional information can be found on the Club’s website www.milwaukeepoloclub.com. Please call the Polo Hotline 262-222-2880 to determine the status of any scheduled match due to inclement weather.
 

 
PROS DOMINATE POLO CONTEST
July 4, 2016

 

The Milwaukee Polo Club won its first competitive game of the season Sunday, six to five, in a battle with the Barrington Polo Club featuring the play of the two professional players from Argentina.  Of the eleven goals scored, Tomas Ferrari (Tomy), for loan to Barrington to replace the injured Nadir Kahn, made 3 of the team’s five goals, and Juan Cruz Gramajo (CuCu) scored all six goals for Milwaukee.  The lead changed hands three times with a score tied 5 to 5 going into the final chukker.  Juan Cruz then added his sixth goal of the afternoon for the win.  “This couldn’t have been a better polo setting”, said Club President, Jim Huber.  “The teams were evenly matched, the weather was perfect for both horse and rider, and the fieldside was packed with the largest “4th of July” turnout the Club has ever had.”

“This was a great game,” said Huber, “and both pros were spectacular, exchanging 100-150 yard shots throughout the game.  This is undoubtedly the best combination of pros the team has ever had.  The crowd loves them and appreciates their skill,” said Huber. “You won’t want to miss them.”  

The team’s next home games are scheduled for 6:00 PM on Friday, July 8 and 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 10 against Sympatico Polo Club of Prescott, Wisconsin.  
    
The fields are located at N75 W30311 County Highway VV, Hartland, WI 53029 (just 1 mile east of County Highway VV in North Lake and 3 miles west of Merton).
    
Additional information can be found on the Club’s website www.milwaukeepoloclub.com. Please call the Polo Hotline 262-222-2880 to determine the status of any scheduled match due to inclement weather.
 

 
POLO CLUB TO MEET BARRINGTON
June 27, 2016


Milwaukee Polo Club's Sunday, June 27 match was cancelled because of a wet field.  “We hate to cancel a Sunday polo game,” said Club President Jim Huber, “But we got hit hard with a downpour very early Sunday morning.  The field was simply too dangerous for both horse and rider.”  News reports indicated that Oconomowoc received over 2 1/2 inches of rain. The Club’s next game is 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 3 against the Barrington Polo Club. 
    
The fields are located at N75 W30311 County Highway VV, Hartland, WI 53029 (just 1 mile east of County Highway VV in North Lake and 3 miles west of Merton).
    
Fans can receive schedule updates on the Club’s website www.milwaukeepoloclub.com and/or by calling the new Polo Hotline 262-222-2880 to determine the status of any scheduled match due to inclement weather.

POLO CLUB DISPLAYS TALENT
June 19, 2016


The Father’s Day crowd at Sunday’s polo game got a special opportunity to observe the performance of 16 Club members, together with the two new pros from Argentina.  “This was our first interclub game,” said Club President Jim Huber, “and was well received by the crowd.”  The crowd was able to observe the regulars, together with several new members.  And, as is always the case, was introduced to a dazzling performance by the two new Argentina pros, Tomas Ferrari and Juan Cruz Gramajo (CuCu).

The Milwaukee Whites team, captured by Juan Cruz Gramajo defeated the Milwaukee Blue team by a score of 5-3.  “The combination of Argentina’s CuCu and Jimmy Stevens was too much for the opposition,” said Huber.  CuCu was on fire as he hit long shots up to Jimmy Stevens who went on to score 3 goals.  Stevens led both teams in scoring.

Tomy Ferrari led the Milwaukee Blue team.  “He was a joy to watch,” said Huber, “both on offense and defense.  Ferrari was named Most Valuable Play and his horse, Toepeka, was selected as Best Playing Pony.

“Everyone was pleased with Opening day,” said Huber.  These two new pros are probably the best pro combination in the history of the Club.  They both have the powerful long shots, while maintaining the finesse to work the ball through the bottlenecks.  “To watch these two the balance of the season will be a real treat,” said Huber.  Both of them have a great future in polo.

The team’s next home game will be 1:00 PM Sunday, June 26 against the Barrington Polo Club.  The team will play in a total of 10 Sunday games and 3 or 4 Friday night games during the regular season.
    
The fields are located at N75 W30311 County Highway VV, Hartland, WI 53029 (just 1 mile east of County Highway VV in North Lake and 3 miles west of Merton).
    
Additional information can be found on the Club’s website www.milwaukeepoloclub.com and the Polo Hotline 262-222-2880 to determine the status of the match due to inclement weather