... that Canada has a head start over Sweden in 4way Women?
Fire over Prostejov image by: Jeroen "Bob" Nollet
posted Jul 28th, 2013 -
The Sun Path Products NSL News recently covered the Canadian Nationals 2013 and also focused on the new national team in the female 4way category, Fuzion. The story on 17 July 2013 included a video of Round 7 where Fuzion posted a new Canadian record for a single round in this category. The story also mentioned that Fuzion will probably soon begin to play a role in women's international 4way competition.
It took only a few weeks before the opportunity came up for the Sun Path Products NSL News to go back to this specific topic. Sweden's national 4way team Fire competed in Prostejov last weekend, and team videographer Elof Wecksell provided the meet videos, coach Joey Jones some insights.
Additional meet videos from Canada now allow the audience to get a better impression of the two teams who will both prepare from here on for their performance at the World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 in Prostejov.
Click on the score for a round with a link to see the teams' videos
Fire has two more competitions to come, the national championships and the World Cup 2013, and may once again improve the team's highest meet average at either event.
Canada's team Fuzion has a head start at this point in time. The scores of the 10-round competition with a slower draw at the Canadian Nationals indicate that Fuzion might be farther ahead than the meet averages at both events are showing.
There will also be another coaching competition behind those two teams. Joey Jones has guided Fire to the highest performance level in the team's history. Benoit Lemay, Evolution's youngest Lemay brother, earned his share of Fuzion's 15.6 average and outscored Thomas Hughes, who was coaching Crimson Fox.
Travel team for Sweden: Lena and Joey Jones at their home in Bedford
Fire's 13.9 average is not the highest Swedish number in history yet. The 2001 lineup (Lena Erlandsson, Annica Cronert, Ann-Marie Jarzebowski, Lisa Gullberg, with Bruno Brokken on camera) won bronze medals for Sweden with a 14.3 average in Spain 2001, the first official World Championship in the female 4way category.
Joey Jones' wife Lena was in the Swedish lineup at the first test event in Australia 1999 and won her own bronze medal there with an 11.0 average. She now travels once again with the Swedish national team and husband coach Joey Jones. Her 11.0 average is already history, and the Swedish 2001 average of 14.3 could also be wiped out very soon.
All Fire needs is a good meet with a good competition draw. The next two opportunities are coming up soon.