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Melissa Ganzi 1 Goal United States The USPA Florida Circuit Governor has won several tournaments including the U.S. Open Women's Tournament, prestigious Ylvisaker Cup and 26-goal Les Armour Cup, Hall of Fame Cup and Butler Handicap. She is coming off a win in the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, the most attended polo event in North America, with Aspen Valley Polo Club for the third second consecutive year. She has been involved in every aspect of polo including the USPA, Polo Training Foundation, Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame and horse breeding. She is the first woman ever to win the Monty Waterbury Cup and first woman to compete in the St. Moritz Snow Polo Tournament in 2016. She is one of only three women in the world to compete in the C.V. Whitney Cup, Gold Cup and U.S. Open and to be ranked among the Top 10 amateurs in the world. As captain of the Flexjet team, she is defending Aspen Snow Polo World champion and first woman to win it. She is also competing in the 2018 snow polo tournaments in Kitbuhel and St. Moritz.

Melissa Ganzi
1 Goal
United States

The USPA Florida Circuit Governor has won several tournaments including the U.S. Open Women's Tournament, prestigious Ylvisaker Cup and 26-goal Les Armour Cup, Hall of Fame Cup and Butler Handicap. She is coming off a win in the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, the most attended polo event in North America, with Aspen Valley Polo Club for the third second consecutive year. She has been involved in every aspect of polo including the USPA, Polo Training Foundation, Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame and horse breeding. She is the first woman ever to win the Monty Waterbury Cup and first woman to compete in the St. Moritz Snow Polo Tournament in 2016. She is one of only three women in the world to compete in the C.V. Whitney Cup, Gold Cup and U.S. Open and to be ranked among the Top 10 amateurs in the world. As captain of the Flexjet team, she is defending Aspen Snow Polo World champion and first woman to win it. She is also competing in the 2018 snow polo tournaments in Kitbuhel and St. Moritz.

Juan Bollini 5 Goal Argentina Juan Bollini Sr., who is currently ranked with a 5-goal handicap, was once ranked at 8 goals. He has been part of the 2017 USPA National 20 Goals Final and 2014 USPA National 20 Goal, among a long list of other prestigious tournaments in his career. 

Juan Bollini
5 Goal
Argentina

Juan Bollini Sr., who is currently ranked with a 5-goal handicap, was once ranked at 8 goals. He has been part of the 2017 USPA National 20 Goals Final and 2014 USPA National 20 Goal, among a long list of other prestigious tournaments in his career. 

Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8 Goal Argentina After playing at the Aspen Valley Polo Club this past summer, Alejandro Novillo Astrada returns to Aspen. This time, he will be competing in the St. Regis World Snow Polo Championships with Melissa Ganzi and Juan Bollini. He has won several tournaments including the 2017 St Moritz Snow Polo alongside Ganzi, 2017 USPA National 20 Goal Final, Dubai Gold Cup Final, and been a USPA Gold Cup and Ylvisaker  Finalist.

Alejandro Novillo Astrada
8 Goal
Argentina

After playing at the Aspen Valley Polo Club this past summer, Alejandro Novillo Astrada returns to Aspen. This time, he will be competing in the St. Regis World Snow Polo Championships with Melissa Ganzi and Juan Bollini. He has won several tournaments including the 2017 St Moritz Snow Polo alongside Ganzi, 2017 USPA National 20 Goal Final, Dubai Gold Cup Final, and been a USPA Gold Cup and Ylvisaker  Finalist.


U.S. Polo assn

Grant Ganzi 2 Goal United States At 19, Ganzi is the youngest player in the snow polo tournament. The Lynn University sophomore is coming off his most successful polo season capturing the USPA North American Cup and USPA National 20-Goal Tournaments. He also won his second consecutive USPA International Cup representing Team USA. The third generation polo player won the 2015 St. Regis World Snow Polo tournament with U.S. Polo Assn., 2015 Herbie Pennell Cup and is a two-time USPA NYTS national champion. At age 13, he made his high goal debut with the 20-goal Piaget team and at 15 competed at the 26-goal level.

Grant Ganzi
2 Goal
United States

At 19, Ganzi is the youngest player in the snow polo tournament. The Lynn University sophomore is coming off his most successful polo season capturing the USPA North American Cup and USPA National 20-Goal Tournaments. He also won his second consecutive USPA International Cup representing Team USA. The third generation polo player won the 2015 St. Regis World Snow Polo tournament with U.S. Polo Assn., 2015 Herbie Pennell Cup and is a two-time USPA NYTS national champion. At age 13, he made his high goal debut with the 20-goal Piaget team and at 15 competed at the 26-goal level.

Juancito Bollini 3 Goal United States The newly-named U.S. Polo Assn. Brand Ambassador is coming off his most successful fall season. The Florida Atlantic University senior captured the USPA North American Cup and USPA National 20-Goal titles for the first time in his career. In 2013, he played for Audi during the 20- and 26-goal seasons as a substitute for Marc Ganzi and in 2015 was a member of Audi's winning USPA East Coast Open team. At 21, he is the tournament's second youngest player.


Juancito Bollini
3 Goal
United States

The newly-named U.S. Polo Assn. Brand Ambassador is coming off his most successful fall season. The Florida Atlantic University senior captured the USPA North American Cup and USPA National 20-Goal titles for the first time in his career. In 2013, he played for Audi during the 20- and 26-goal seasons as a substitute for Marc Ganzi and in 2015 was a member of Audi's winning USPA East Coast Open team. At 21, he is the tournament's second youngest player.

Nic Roldan 8 Goal United States He is the youngest player ever to win the U.S. Open at age 15 in 1998 with Escue. The third generation polo player is one of America’s top players rated at eight goals and has competed in most of the sport's U.S. and international polo tournaments. He is coming off a fall season playing in Argentina. He also serves as one of polo’s ambassadors around the world at various charity events.

Nic Roldan
8 Goal
United States

He is the youngest player ever to win the U.S. Open at age 15 in 1998 with Escue. The third generation polo player is one of America’s top players rated at eight goals and has competed in most of the sport's U.S. and international polo tournaments. He is coming off a fall season playing in Argentina. He also serves as one of polo’s ambassadors around the world at various charity events.


Aspen Valley polo club

Bernie Uechtritz 1 Goal United States Bernie Uechtritz is the founder of www.icon.global, a lifestyle company incorporating International Iconic Real Estate and Polo. Born in Australia, Uechtritz is a 1-goal player. In 2016 Uechtritz’s team won Australia’s Brisbane Ferraris -“Polo by the Sea.” He has also competed in Chicago, the “Sentebale,” Santa Barbra, and Dallas.  He has been playing in Aspen for the last two years and returns to the 2017 World Snow Polo Championships playing for the Aspen Valley Polo Team.

Bernie Uechtritz
1 Goal
United States

Bernie Uechtritz is the founder of www.icon.global, a lifestyle company incorporating International Iconic Real Estate and Polo. Born in Australia, Uechtritz is a 1-goal player. In 2016 Uechtritz’s team won Australia’s Brisbane Ferraris -“Polo by the Sea.” He has also competed in Chicago, the “Sentebale,” Santa Barbra, and Dallas.  He has been playing in Aspen for the last two years and returns to the 2017 World Snow Polo Championships playing for the Aspen Valley Polo Team.

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Nacho Novillo Astrada
8 Goal
Argentina

Nacho Novillo Astrada has won several tournaments including the Ellerstina Gold Cup, US Open Semifinal, USPA Gold Cup Final, CV Whitney Cup, Hurlingham Open Final. After spending the summer at the Aspen Valley Polo Club, he returns to compete in the St Regis World Snow Polo Championship. 

Carlitos Gracida 5 Goal United States Carlitos Gracida, a 5-goal player, is a fourth generation polo player. He began playing at age 5 and alongside Nic Roldan, is one of the youngest players to have played in the U.S. Open at the age of 15. He placed third in the World Cup representing Mexico and has won the 16-goal at Grand Champions Polo Club. He played alongside Uechtritz and alongside Figueras last year. This year, he returns to Aspen playing for Aspen Valley Polo Team. 

Carlitos Gracida
5 Goal
United States


Carlitos Gracida, a 5-goal player, is a fourth generation polo player. He began playing at age 5 and alongside Nic Roldan, is one of the youngest players to have played in the U.S. Open at the age of 15. He placed third in the World Cup representing Mexico and has won the 16-goal at Grand Champions Polo Club. He played alongside Uechtritz and alongside Figueras last year. This year, he returns to Aspen playing for Aspen Valley Polo Team. 


Moet

Mike Azzaro 10 Goal American Azzaro is one of the all-time greatest American players based in San Antonio, Tex. The Hall of Famer held the sport's highest handicap of 10 goals for 10 years. He has won seven U.S. Open titles, third most of any players behind Memo and Carlos Gracida. Azzaro made his Aspen debut this summer and returns for the St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship. 

Mike Azzaro
10 Goal
American

Azzaro is one of the all-time greatest American players based in San Antonio, Tex. The Hall of Famer held the sport's highest handicap of 10 goals for 10 years. He has won seven U.S. Open titles, third most of any players behind Memo and Carlos Gracida. Azzaro made his Aspen debut this summer and returns for the St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship. 

Jason Crowder 6 Goal United States The California-based player has won the USPA National 20-Goal and USPA North American Cup. He has also won the Pacific Coast Open with Restoration Hardware and was named MVP of the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships.

Jason Crowder
6 Goal
United States

The California-based player has won the USPA National 20-Goal and USPA North American Cup. He has also won the Pacific Coast Open with Restoration Hardware and was named MVP of the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships.

Bash Kazi 1 Goal Pakistan Bash Kazi is the President and CEP of Kazi Investment Group, LLC, “KIG.” He is a 1-goal player, competing at Grand Champions during the fall and winter season. During this year’s World Snow Polo Championship, he competes for Moet. with Jason Crowder and Mike Azzaro.

Bash Kazi
1 Goal
Pakistan

Bash Kazi is the President and CEP of Kazi Investment Group, LLC, “KIG.” He is a 1-goal player, competing at Grand Champions during the fall and winter season. During this year’s World Snow Polo Championship, he competes for Moet. with Jason Crowder and Mike Azzaro.


St. Regis

Nacho Figueras 6 Goal Argentina Nacho Figueras, the captain of the St. Regis team, is a 6-goal player and is hosting the World Snow Polo Championships in Aspen with Marc and Melissa Ganzi. Figueras began playing polo at the age of 9, turning pro at 17. Named Sentebale Ambassador by the recently-engaged Prince Harry and face of the Ralph Lauren Polo brand, Figueras uses his celebrity status to work tirelessly to expose the sport to the masses. The father of four is on the road seven months a year playing and generating a greater awareness of the sport around the world. Figueras, who has appeared on the popular Ellen DeGeneres Show in October and December, has a vision where horses and polo will be a part of mainstream entertainment, fashion, television, movies and equestrian theme parks. 

Nacho Figueras
6 Goal
Argentina

Nacho Figueras, the captain of the St. Regis team, is a 6-goal player and is hosting the World Snow Polo Championships in Aspen with Marc and Melissa Ganzi. Figueras began playing polo at the age of 9, turning pro at 17. Named Sentebale Ambassador by the recently-engaged Prince Harry and face of the Ralph Lauren Polo brand, Figueras uses his celebrity status to work tirelessly to expose the sport to the masses. The father of four is on the road seven months a year playing and generating a greater awareness of the sport around the world. Figueras, who has appeared on the popular Ellen DeGeneres Show in October and December, has a vision where horses and polo will be a part of mainstream entertainment, fashion, television, movies and equestrian theme parks. 

Nico Pieres
10 Goal
Argentina
 

Pieres is coming off his best season as a pro. Playing with his brothers Gonzalito 10, and Facundo, 10, and cousin Polito Pieres, 9, Ellerstina lost a thrilling 14-13 overtime heartbreaker to La Dolfina in the Argentine Open earlier this month.

Pieres won the Hurlingham Open and Indian Empire Shield, quaified for the Tortugas Open and Dubai Gold Cup finals and British Open and U.S. Open semifinals.


 

 

Marc Ganzi 3 Goal United States The co-owner of the Aspen Valley Polo Club is one of the world’s top-ranked amateur players and most successful patrons with his longtime Audi pro team. He has won every major tournament including the 2009 U.S. Open and represented the U.S. in international tournaments including the coveted Westchester Cup. Ganzi is coming off Team USA’s sixth consecutive International Cup victory.

Marc Ganzi
3 Goal
United States

The co-owner of the Aspen Valley Polo Club is one of the world’s top-ranked amateur players and most successful patrons with his longtime Audi pro team. He has won every major tournament including the 2009 U.S. Open and represented the U.S. in international tournaments including the coveted Westchester Cup. Ganzi is coming off Team USA’s sixth consecutive International Cup victory.