USPA Collegiate National Championships
Cornell University - Ithaca, New York
April 3 - 8th, '06

Women’s Final: University of Connecticut defeated Colorado State University
Men’s Final: Texas Tech University defeated Texas A&M

Game 1: Cornell Women over Yale Women
Game 2: Cornell Men over UC Davis Men
Game 3: Oregon State Women over UC Davis Women
Game 4: Texas Tech Men over Washington State Men
Game 5: Colorado State Women over Univ. of Virginia Women (shoot-out)

Women’s Semi 1: Univ. of Connecticut Women over Oregon State Women
Men’s Semi 1: Texas A&M Men over Cornell Men
Women’s Semi 2: Colorado State Women over Cornell Women
Men’s Semi 2: Texas Tech Men over Univ. of Virginia Men

Women’s Final: University of Connecticut over Colorado State University
Men’s Final: Texas Tech University over Texas A&M

 2006 Collegiate National Winners

University of Connecticut Women                         Texas Tech University Men

Kelly Wisner                                                              Ross Haislip
Meaghan Scanlon                                                       Will Tankard
Amy Wisehart                                                           Pete Blake
Elizabeth Rockwell                                                     Tanner Kneese

 Tournament All-stars (alphabetically) 

Women                                                      Men

Meaghan Scanlon  Uconn                         Pete Blake        TexasTech 
Olivia Stringer             CSU                          Brian Fairclough          Cornell
Josie Vidic                   CSU                         Will Tankard               Texas Tech
Amy Wisehart            Uconn                         Mason Wroe               Texas A&M                                                                           

Connie Upchurch Memorial (donated by Texas A&M)
Tournament Sportsmanship Awards (prizes donated by Eques, Ltd.)           

Morgan O’Brien         Cornell  
Ross Haislip               Texas Tech

Best Playing Ponies 

Women: Marcos owned by University of Connecticut
Men: Batacaza owned by University of Virginia
 

The level of play at the 2006 Collegiate National was fantastic.  The level of sportsmanship and comradery was outstanding.
 
Games were hard fought on the field, but that was where the competition ended.  Teams assisted each other throughout the week in the barn and socialized in the evenings when the work was done.  The Yale Women's Polo Team helped get things started early in the week by generously hosting a social for players, parents, coaches and friends.
 
Sixty of the east coasts finest college ponies played in the tournament.  Thank you to Cornell University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Virginia, and Yale for providing horses for this event.
 
Cornell University did a fantastic job hosting the collegiate championship.  The arena was packed full of polo fans for Saturday's final matches.  Dave Eldrege and staff were wonderful in accommodating 13 collegiate teams from across the country.  Food and refreshments for players and fans were generously provided by Wendy Wicker throughout the tournament.  Thanks to Jean Proto and Kim and Chris Grant for their able assistance with clock and score keeping.
 
Umpires Steve Lane, Billy Sheldon, and Tom Goodspeed were on hand to officiate games. 
 
Tournament committee members Ed Armstrong, Lynn Thompson and Dr. Bruce Wells were joined by honored guests, Peter Rizzo and Dan Calhoun for the festivities and final matches.
 
Danny Scheraga emceed Friday evening's banquet where polo alumni were also on hand to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the USPA Women's Polo Championship.  Alumni chukkers had been played earlier in the day.
 
Mallet bags were donated by La Martina for tournament winners and tailgate boxes were donated by Eques Ltd. for sportsmanship recipients.
 
Congratulations to the University of Connecticut Women and Texas Tech University Men!

 

Men

Cornell – Ithaca, NY

UC Davis – Davis, CA

Texas Tech – Lubbock, TX

Texas A&M – College Station, TX

UVA _ Charlottesville, VA

Washington State – Pullman, WA

 

Women

Cornell – Ithaca, NY

UConn – Storrs, CT

Colorado State – Ft. Collins, CO.

UC Davis – Davis, CA

Oregon State – Corvallis, OR

UVA – Charlottesville, VA

Yale – New Haven, CT

The Tournament is presented by The United States Polo Association, the National Governing Board of the sport of polo and sponsored by the Polo Training Foundation.

Tournament Awards sponsored by La Martina, Argentina – Tournament Sportsmanship Awards by Eques LTD, of Maine.

The 2007 USPA Collegiate National Championships will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

The public is invited to attend; for details call the USPA office at 800-232-8772.

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