Helllooooooooo! OK, so this is long overdue, but the road has left little opportunity to post here, even my own blog update, The United States of Polomerica (a sort of ode to bike polo), was done via the WordPress mobile app on my phone! Unfortunately this site works a little bit different and I haven’t figured out how to update it from my celly.
Major congratulations to the Crazy Canucks!!!! Rory, Chris and Alex are a highly skilled, cohesive and professional team. Their game-play is incredibly fluid, bike-handling skills unmatched, and their attitudes are world-class. Going undefeated throughout the entire final day, there were many worthy contenders, but their place at the top of the podium is a testament to doing polo right.
Major kudos to Call Me Daddy (France, 2nd place) and the Guardians (Seattle, 3rd place), too! Stellar polo all around. Geneva’s Iron Ponies took 4th; they and L’Equipe (the EHBPC ’11 champs, who tied MKE’s Beaver Boys for 5th) will have an opportunity to compete for a place atop the world podium on their home turf next year, when they host the 2012 WHBPC (this is technically only a *strong* rumor at present). We’re looking forward to it, Geneva!
And now, whether you were there or not, you’ll want to watch this highlight reel over and over and over. Lots of great moments are captured. Peep Pistolero’s bloody arm and Eli’s “two-piece” bike early on in the vid.
An 18-minute extended version is available here: 2011 WHBPC Highlights