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It was a surprise for the NSL News to see Dallas Khaos XP compete in the AA Class competition at the Valentine's Meet. The team from Skydive Dallas in Texas had left this category behind after winning USPA's silver medals in the AA/Intermediate Class of 2011. The NSL News audience may remember the dramatic finish and a jump-off with T-Minus1 for the gold medals.
The New England team won, and Dallas Khaos XP still moved up into the AAA Class competition in 2012, even though the Texas team would have been eligible for another run at USPA gold medals.
|USPA Nationals 2011||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|1||T Minus 01||11||10||16||14||9||11||15||9||11||14||120||12.0|
|1||Dallas Khaos XP||11||12||13||13||9||9||16||14||10||13||120||12.0|
Khaos ended up with a 12.6 average at the USPA Nationals 2012, which still beat the team's own AA Class average a year ago. However, it was very unlikely that the same team would drop down into the AA Class competition of 2013, as the Valentine's Meet leaderboard first showed.
|Valentine's Meet 2013||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Round 5||Round 6||Total||Avg|
|2||Lucid Intervals (US)||8||6||10||8||8||8||48||8.0|
|3||Dallas Khaos Khobalt (US)||11||8||9||0||9||8||45||7.5|
|4||Cold Fusion (US)||9||7||8||8||-||-||32||8.0|
The Khaos 2013 lineup has been split in two halves. Dallas Khaos XP Black continues in the AAA Class, while Dallas Khaos Khobalt begins in the AA Class. Khobalt's Center Inside Matt Greene, USPA silver medalist of 2011 and Khaos member of 2012, explained that the new lineups coincide with the Khaos mission to promote 4way Formation Skydiving competition.
He explained that his Khobalt team mates Charles Wilkins, Zach Lewis and Mike Hotchkiss came from AA Class team Dallas Storm, while he and David Hickey are both original Khaos members. Dallas Khaos Black has Chuck Desoastoa of former AA Class team Dallas Pulse and former T-Minus1 member Jeff Atherton in the lineup, together Pete Waldroop, Eric Soden and Thad Parker (Camera) of last year's Khaos lineup. Jeff Atherton had his farewell meet with three T-Minus1 members at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2013 and won the AA Class competition with a 17.2 average under Charly Yankee.