posted Oct 5th, 2013 -
Thunder at the ESL Championship 2013
The Sun Path Products NSL News story on 30 September 2013
brought up once again the topic of the unofficial status of the best amateur teams in 4way Formation Skydiving competition. The German national team Paratec-Saar triggered the topic with the latest performance at the German Nationals 2013
Paratec-Saar was not really a part of this interesting topic last year, after the German national teams, first EADS and then Paratec-Saar, could always be found on the top level of the unofficial amateur 4way competition in previous years.
The 2012 season was dominated by SportLoto from Russia and by the team that has deserved and confirmed the top position over several years by now: Thunder with its international lineup of two Dutchmen (Paul Hofstee, Jacco van Eerden) and two Belgians (Sven Ibens, Wesley Claessens), plus Belgian team videographer Grim Swinnen.
|ESL Championship 2013||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Total||Avg|
|1||Thunder (BE)||21||22||24||29 ||19 ||19||22||17||173||21.6|
|Tomscat Trophy 2013||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|1||Thunder (BE)||19||18||18||21 ||21 ||17||20||20||18||25||197||19.7|
|Paraclete XP Outdoor 2013||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|1||Thunder (BE)||19||17||16||26 ||26 ||24||21||13||22||17||201||20.1|