... that Sebastian Tempest has the World Cup 2009 in mind?
posted Oct 14th, 2008 -
Today's planned preview of the USPA Nationals 2008 was completed. Doug Park visited for a live interview with the NSL News, which was a part of one of the new features for the upcoming event in Eloy.
However, the production of the first complete show took longer than expected and was not ready by the end of the work day. It was fun anyway, and Doug Park provided very interesting information. The NSL News will most likely have the video ready tomorrow, and it will be uploaded as soon as possible.
The scores of the Gauntlet and additional information of the indoor competition at SkyVenture Arizona are also expected to be available by tomorrow. The event took place on October 11 - 12 and served as a warmup event for the USPA Nationals 2008 for several teams.
New meet videos of the Florida Skydiving League's September meet have been uploaded in the meantime and feature once again the two teams who will compete in Eloy, Sebastian Tempest in the AAA/Open Class and FSC Wind Damaged in the AA/Intermediate Class.
Sebastian Tempest decided already early this year to compete in the Open Class for a good reason. Chris Ash, Thiago Murradas, Ari Perelman and Kris Peterson plan to travel to Europe next year and compete at the FAI World Cup 2009 in the Czech Republic. Participation in the Open Class is required by USPA to qualify for international meets as a part of the US delegation.
The team from Skydive Sebastian would probably compete for the gold medals in USPA's Advanced Class this year. However, the trip to Europe next year and the international meet experience was more important for the team from Florida. Center Inside Kris Peterson was already a member of the US delegation once when she competed with Elsinore Select at the World Meet 2006 in Germany.