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Bill Matheson Interview
March 23, 2011, 1:38 am
Filed under: Interviews

Bill Matheson is the most experienced bike polo player we have never met. He has been all over the country and world for the sport of polo. He’s played all the different types of polo and it seems like he loves them all! Soon I am sure we will meet on some field, but for now, all we have are his answers to our questions below. A true american polo legend!

Aiken's Bill Matheson reaches desperately to hook Canada's Peter Furmedge, knowing he'll never catch "Two Meter Peter" if he misses the hook.

Q: When and where did you first play bike polo?

A: I started in 1971 on Long Island. My uncle, Barker Hickox, was the polo player in the family, and he talked my grandmother into giving 25 acres to the Polo Training Foundation. They built a couple of fields that were literally in my backyard, and one of the members of the polo club suggested that I start playing bike polo since I didn’t have any polo ponies. We started a team with two other guys my age (15) and one older fellow, who was our designated driver, being the only one with a license. We played a tournament at the end of the summer, losing in the semis by one goal, but won it the next three years.

Want to read 6 more answers to the questions, then click on the next several words, Bill Matheson Polo Interview

Thats Bill, number 3


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