Inductee to the Polo Hall of Fame

Robert (Bob) Uihlein
Elected February 17, 2001

When polo desperately needed leaders in the post-World War II era, Robert "Bob" Uihlein was there to usher in a new age of prosperity for a sport that was poised at the brink of extinction. Beginning in the last 1940s, Bob's commitment became the driving force behind the development of the Milwaukee Polo Club. In 1974, he, along with other patrons of polo, inaugurated in Milwaukee the prestigious Gold Cup, which is now one of the top-rated events played in America.

Bob fielded many high-goal teams in leagues and in USPA tournaments. He earned two U.S. Open Championships with his Milwaukee teams, winning in 1951 and 1961. His teams won other high-goal events, including several Sunshine League and Twenty Goal titles.

Bob served as a Governor of the USPA from 1949-1953, and 1955 to 1974. His tireless dedication to polo and his sense of character and reliability made him a well-respected supporter of the game. That same sense of devotion was passed along not only to his sons, but also to everyone who cares about the future of the game.

 

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