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Performance Desired made it into this group of teams with Jack Jefferies who has not competed in 4-way for may years and had to learn the new blocks after arrival at the competition site in Eloy...
Advanced Class leader CSC Rhythm XP would fit right into this field with an 18.7 average after three rounds. The Midwest Skydiving League team currently has an 8-point lead over Centerline XP in 2nd place. Coach Kirk Verner, who competes with Paraclete XP in the Open Class, must be proud of the Midwest team that he has been coaching this year. In fact, CSC Rhythm is ahead of his own team by five points after three rounds
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Black Cat from Russia is one of them, and the new lineup with Aleksander Golovkin just posted the sole highscore for Round 3. The team insisted on a photo op with NSL News reporter Kurt Gaebel yesterday and also informed the NSL News that Alexey Minaev is still a team member. He has only stepped back to give the young new member his chance after the former alternate has been standing by for almost three years.
Black Cat has a new sponsor and seems to be in good hands under the umbrella of a big Russian oil company. The NSL News will try to capture a current Black Cat video as soon as the screen allows.
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The staff in Eloy, including the NSL News, had hardly arrived on site this morning when the first e-mail with the request for scores and information was already in the mail box. It must be very difficult to be in DeLand at the moment and not in Eloy...
Doug is not the only family member who follows the event action, he said. A picture of his two twin baby girls, Madyson and Paeton, was attached to the message. By the way, and for everybody who has not watched the NSL/PD Daily Show yet: Airspeed's Mark Kirkby also had a new baby a few weeks ago. Congratulations, Mark.
Round 1 brought no surprises - neither in the Open Class nor in the Advanced Class. Airspeed Odyssey showed everybody that the world champions have no intention to give up an inch on home turf and started out with a sole highscore.
CSC Rhythm XP would be tied in 7th place in the Open Class with the 15-pointer in Round 1 and has a 3-point lead after the slow sequence. It will be a landslide victory in the Advanced Class...
There is much more footage to come, and the first meet videos will follow soon, as well. Stay tuned