A native of Argentina, Gaston Von Wernich grew up on a farm about 3 hours west of Buenos Aires. Gaston came from a home of polo players, and he learned to play from his uncle–a skilled, 10-goal player who lived close by. He has been playing in San Diego for a handful of years with Chris Maloney.
To prepare for competition, Gaston employs a few simple tactics: he makes sure to ride early in the morning and, before any match, he makes sure to focus his mind entirely upon the game.
He enjoys being with his family and drinking maté with his friends in the barn. Thus far, the highlight of his polo career was winning the Spreckels Cup in 2007 with his brother and Chris Maloney.
Gaston’s long term polo goals are to continue to compete professionally and, one day, to play alongside his sons.