18 Olympians headline US Open of Water Polo

18 USA Water Polo Olympians headline a loaded field of competitors for this weekend’s US Open of Water Polo. Taking place at four locations in Southern California, the tournament starts on Friday, July 18 and concludes on Sunday, July 20. The men’s third and first place matches will be played at La Mirada Splash in La Mirada, CA while the women’s third and first place matches will be played at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center in Commerce, CA. Admission is free to all matches all tournament long.

Fittingly, Villa, a four-time Olympian and 2012 Gold Medalist will be joined by eight of her teammates from the 2012 London Games along with a host of other high level competitors including four-time Olympian Tony Azevedo and longtime Men’s National Team captain Wolf Wigo. A complete list of USA Olympians competing is available below. In addition, some of the top athletes in the college game will be taking part in the three day event. To view full tournament rosters, click here. For more on the US Open of Water Polo, including pool locations and schedule information, click here.

USA Olympians Competing In US Open of Water Polo

Heather Moody (American River)# &
Betsey Armstrong (NYAC) # *
Annika Dries (NYAC) *
Melissa Seidemann (NYAC) *
Kelly Rulon (NYAC) & *
Jessica Steffens (NYAC) # *
Courtney Mathewson (NYAC) *
Coralie Simmons (NYAC) #
Brenda Villa (Olympic Club)# & # *
Kami Craig (Santa Barbara Silver) # *
Maggie Steffens (Stanford) *
Brandon Brooks (Alumni WPC) #
Merrill Moses (NYAC) #
Wolf Wigo (NYAC)
John Mann (NYAC)
Tony Azevedo (NYAC) #
Jesse Smith (NYAC) #
Peter Varellas (Olympic Club) #
* Olympic Gold Medalist
# Olympic Silver Medalist
& Olympic Bronze Medalist

Water Polo News / Swimming News courtesy of USA Water Polo.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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