WELLINGTON THE MAGAZINE – January 2022

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JULIAN DE LUSARRETA

Argentine 7-goaler Julian “Negro” de Lusarreta has won major tournaments around the world. He started playing polo at six years old, taking part in many Argentine children’s tournaments. Aside from Argentina, he has played throughout Europe and here in the U.S. Local fans may remember him from 2016’s thrilling U.S. Open final when de Lusarreta and his Orchard Hill teammates stunned Dubai, powered by polo legend Adolfo Cambiaso, to take a 13-12 victory. He was back in action the next year, helping Coca-Cola win the Ylvisaker Cup and making it to the USPA Gold Cup final. For the past several years, he has played on the Coca-Cola team during the Gauntlet of Polo series. In 2021, he was on the field with Nico Pieres, Mackenzie Weisz and patron Gillian Johnston. The team claimed several impressive victories in 2021 but not the top titles. wellington the magazine | january 2022

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