Recently, Chicago held the 2nd annual Bench Minor II tournament downtown. It was one of the most impressive displays of polo in the United States and drew a large circulating spectator crowd. Teams were comprised of drafted players from all over the United States, Canada and the rest of the world who came to play on large 9 person teams with on the fly subbing and a larger than typical court. A lot of Joust riders came and represented and we couldn’t be more proud of ’em. We are stoked on the Joust riders that were drafted, including a couple that were General Managers and one on the winning team, Puffin.
We want to give props to:
Maija Eliashevsky (GM for Purple) (TO)
Birdie Watts (GM for Burgundy) (MKE)
Ben Schultz (CHI)
Nick Kruse (COMOBOS)
Greg Valentine (CHI)
Matt Lane (CHI)
David Wells (SEA)
Ian Dunwiddie (RVA)
Jon Atwell (AA)
Pierre Delamare (MAD)
Zach Rueter (MKE)
Bruce Carver, a Bloomington local, came out to shoot this ridiculous event. He gave me a batch of shots that you might not get to see in any of the other bike polo photo blogs.
For more of Bruce’s awesome Bike Polo photos, check out his photopage.