WELLINGTON THE MAGAZINE – January 2022

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PHOTO BY ALEX PACHECO

PEKE GONZALEZ

Mariano “Peke” Gonzalez Jr., 22, represents the latest generation in a polo-playing dynasty. The son of 6-goaler Mariano Gonzalez Sr., he currently also sports a 6-goal handicap and is rising quickly through the ranks. Gonzalez has a wealth of experience in some of the most competitive tournaments here and in Argentina, as well as representing Team USA in the 2018 Westchester Cup. Gonzalez won the 2017 Copa Provincia in Argentina, playing alongside his father in a tournament that had been won by his grandfather back in 1958. On the Iconica team during the Gauntlet of Polo series in 2019, he was a part of the Postage Stamp Farm team in 2020. Gonzalez played on the victorious Scone team in 2021 at IPC, claiming the U.S. Open title alongside the father-son duo of Adolfo and Poroto Cambiaso, along with David Paradice. Look for him to be back in action this season at IPC. wellington the magazine | january 2022

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