US Open - Mission Impossible

Ron Allen | 04/04/17

The only team that has ever won the Triple Crown in the US was Crab Orchard in 2010. Their invincible line up included George Rawlings, Julio Arellano, Hilario Ulloa and Adolfo Cambiaso. They beat Valiente in the Whitney Cup 11-8. They won the Gold Cup 12-7 over Las Monjitas and defeated Audi 13-8 in the US Open.

This year Valiente, with Adolfo Cambiaso on board, has managed to sweep the table taking home two of the three prestigious cups so far beating Orchard Hill in the Whitney Cup 14-11 and winning the Gold Cup 6 to 9 over Coke.

The task now at hand is to out-perform five other teams in the three-week competition of the US Open. The Valiente team, with long term polo partners Bob Jornayvaz and Adolfo Cambiaso, hasn’t lost a game in the 26 goal this season and would love to return to the winner's podium on April 23rd with the Open trophy in hand and go down in polo history as only the second team to take the Triple.