Grand Champions Polo Club - Player Profiles - Kris Kampsen

Grand Champions Polo Club is located in the heart of Florida's equestrian capital. Many of polo's finest players call Wellington home.  Some have literally grown up with polo. The sport surrounds them. Wellington offers players an environment where they can train, develop and learn from one another. With it's schedule of fall and spring tournaments, Grand Champions is able to assemble some of the nation's best players while they are right here in our back yard.

 

Photo by David Lominska - Polographics
Photo by Gregory Ratner
Photo by Gregory Ratner
Photo by Gregory Ratner
Photo by David Lominska - Polographics
Photo by David Lominska - Polographics
Photo by Gregory Ratner

 

Kris Kampsen - 6-goaler - Wellington, Florida

By gcpc/editor
Photos - Sheryel Aschfort

"Our strategy was to eliminate Kris from the offense..." said 8-goal player Jeff Hall. Hall was referring to his team's strategy against Valiente, Kris Kampsen's team at the 2010 Skene Cup in Santa Barbara. This plan of attack was a must after Kampsen scored 11 of Valiente's 14 goals in a prior match against a powerful ERG team.

This is one of our favorite polo quotes and it sums up perfectly Kris's contributions in each match that he plays.

Raised in Tampa, Kris has been playing polo professionally since the age of 15. A perennial fan favorite, Kris's style is physical and flat out fast. His voice and presence are unmistakable when he is on the polo field.  A skilled and flexible 6-goaler, Kris is a sought-after player for teams in Florida, Aiken, the Hamptons and Santa Barbara.

Kris Kampsen at Grand Champions Polo Club


A check of his website shows an impressive list of tournaments played, tournaments won and MVP awards from Florida to California. This includes his most recent award at the Hampton Cup where he played with Joe DiMenna's Equueleus polo team.

In January Kris will be playing with Steve Van Andel's Orchard Hill. Kris joins Van Andel, 9-goaler Lucas Criado and 5-goaler Facundo Obregon in the 20-goal tournaments at the International Polo Club, Palm Beach.

 

 

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