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Did You Know...

... that NSL-TV features New Hampshire's 10-round showdown?

After the AAA Class thriller
posted Jan 30th, 2013 - The NSL News now wraps up the SkyVenture New Hampshire Indoor Fest 2013 with a few more videos of the event.

The AAA Class competition between Shmeland and Minimal Compliance was so exciting that it deserves the video review of all ten rounds. NSL Reality TV featured the first two rounds during the live coverage, and the judging videos of the last two rounds were added with the aftermath.

NSL-TV follows up with a new video that features the complete 10-round competition between the two top teams at SkyVenture New Hampshire. Shmeland defended the 2012 title successfully by a thin 2-point margin, and both teams did not know the final outcome before Chief Judge Rim Rees announced the winner live after the judging of Rounds 9 and 10 was completed.

New Hampshire Indoor 2013Rd. 1Rd. 2Rd. 3Rd. 4Rd. 5Rd. 6Rd. 7Rd. 8Rd. 9Rd. 10TotalAvg
RankAAA ClassL,A,11,MP,6,G,CO,14,Q,H22,E,516,10,J15,N,2117,F,D,18B,K,9,73,C,1517,K,22TotalAvg
1Shmeland (US)2727231918182332171922322.3
2Minimal Compliance (US)2324271821192329181922122.1
Popular spot: Window to the judging room
All ten meet rounds, plus the warm up flying time for each team, were completed on Saturday, and most of the members of the two top teams had a very busy agenda. They were also player coaches for other teams who competed at the same event. In fact, many of the AAA Class competitors doubled up as player coaches to help the less experienced flyers.

It was no surprise that most of the teams with the player coaches took the higher rankings in their categories. Ari Perelman was also competing with 50-50 who won the AA Class competition for the third time without much opposition this time. Yvonne Saa, Samantha Joseph and Ari Perelman won earlier events with Mario Mauro (2009 - 19.0) and Sally Hathaway (2010 - 24.4) and had to accept only a 3rd place (22.3) with the 2009 lineup at the 2011 event.

T-Minus with Sara LaWare won the AA Class competition in November 2011. This time, she doubled up with Teiwaz and 2FAR, and neither team could keep up with 50-50 who had Mario Mauro once again in the lineup for a 23.0 average. Mario Mauro had double duties, as well, and competed with Black and Blue to win an additional bronze medal in the A Class competition.

New Hampshire Indoor 2013Rd. 1Rd. 2Rd. 3Rd. 4Rd. 5Rd. 6Rd. 7Rd. 8Rd. 9Rd. 10TotalAvg
RankAA ClassD,J,L,1115,Q,7H,C,9O,F,P,14A,N,E,KM,G,B,6P,A,O,15M,Q,H,EB,J,G,ND,F,7TotalAvg
150 50 (US)1715212124231939242723023.0
2Snatch Force (US)1815201621171734212019919.9
3Teiwaz AA (US)1416191415121833191817817.8
Asserting Dominance team mates: Jane Mcguire, James "Malibu" Klinge
Snatch Force took the 2nd place in the AA Class, and Brian Stephens came back as the player coach with the same lineup as last time. That made it two silver medals for the original Mass Defiance member. The complete original Mass Defiance lineup was at SkyVenture New Hampshire on this year's meet day, including videographer Steve "Scuba" Feldman, who turned points with Center Inside Ben Liston for Ride It Like It's Stolen.

John Silva had joined Minimal Compliance as the third Mass Defiance member, and only Jim Rees did not compete. He was pushing the buttons in the judging room.

Shmeland's James "Malibu" Klinge was also the player coach for Asserting Dominance. His team mate Rodney Cruce competed with Teiwaz at the same time and added a AA Class bronze medal to his collection.

New Hampshire Indoor 2013Rd. 1Rd. 2Rd. 3Rd. 4Rd. 5Rd. 6Rd. 7Rd. 8Rd. 9Rd. 10TotalAvg
RankA ClassJ,L,B,EQ,9,CD,N,A,MO,F,K,PG,H,7Q,H,E,PK,N,J,AD,F,O,B9,G,ML,C,7TotalAvg
1CT True Blue (US)2622242619252133202123723.7
2Prophecy (US)2717232418321127121720820.8
3Black and Blue (US)2217151911191528201518118.1

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Freeflying 4way competitors on Sunday's meet
Not only the two winning teams in the AAA Class provided the player coaches for other teams.

Skyfall's Bob Schuyler (Prophecy) and Jane McGuire (Asserting Dominance) both helped out in the other categories, as well, and Bob Schuyler won the 2nd place in the A Class competition with Prophecy. Jane McGuire was a Vibe member last year and placed 1st in USPA's Advanced Class competition. Her team mate Mikhail Markine was just selected as the new Tail for SDC Rhythm XP. Two Fugitives were also player coaches in other lineups: Dave Grabowski with Beer View and Dave Gifford with Jack and the Rippers.

However, Ben Liston had by far the busiest day as the meet director, competitor and player coach. He still had enough time and energy to discuss the event with the NSL News after all was said and done for the meet. His team mate Nick Grillet was the anchor for the NSL News.

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