Monday, October 3, 2011

Indiana State Championship 2011 - photo recap

Tree City hard at work. Here's Evan brazing on v-brakes for rookie Ethan (who used that new-found stopping power to take home the Darkhorse Award!).

All the bourbon, velveeta, and ground meat was nice, but winning would've been nicer.

One of my favorite new bikes owned by my favorite new player- Volume Cutter V5 and Tom from Lafayette, respectively.

...and yup- that's what happens when a pretty girl kisses the concrete. Really, it's barely noticeable.

Ft.Wayne just being Ft.Wayne.

Trigger taking a break from all the excitement.

Tori and Andrea teamed up with tourney MVP Caleb as "Easy, Tiger."

Bloomington rookies "Rolling Meth Labs" (Max Evan Jimmy)

And of course our lovely ladies Jordan, Betsy, and sad-Megan.

Joe's puppy. Yeah, puppy.

..and of course Marty was there. Like Megan he took a shot to the face a lost a bit of his bill... nothing a lil' hockey tape can't fix!

Future slayer Corbin. Right now he's too wrapped up in bmx, but his dad already built him a polo bike and is setting him on the right path! Can't wait til this kid's in high school!

I love that indiana tourneys are becoming family affairs.

Tom and Stas joust during the final of the winner's bracket. Between the podium teams there were some extremely hard fought games. I don't recall any of them going to five but there was plenty of strong checks and full speed wrecks. But in the end, only one team could go home with the trophy...

Lafayette's "A-polo III" Tom Tyler and Kevin!

Congrats guys, really, from the bottom of my heart. You guys have put in so much work this year taking polo seriously, traveling, building new bikes. I like to think we taught you a little too much, but really you're just dedicated players who finally got their due. Enjoy it boys, cause we're taking it back next year!

Check out the rest of the photos from tourney here at my Picasa page.


PS - oh yeah-- 1st A-polo III, 2nd Tree City, 3rd Fort Waste.


  1. GREAT PHOTOS. wish i could have seen the final matches!

    p.s. going to the dentist this afternoon.

  2. Zach, Lafayette wants to thank you and the whole Bloomington crew. You guys have been our big brother over the past year. You've thrown us around and beaten us up, but mentored and supported us the entire time. I am glad we can finally offer you some competition. Let's get ready for Indiana Polo to make some noise next year!

  3. the rivalry finally has some teeth!

    indiana 2012 is gonna be something to behold. and tyler as long as your heart's in the right place we'll always consider you a son of this great state.