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Passion 8, the female 8way team from Perris, competed already in the Intermediate Class of the USPA Nationals 1997 and moved up into the 8way Open Class competition in 1998. Perris owner Melanie Conatser had launched the project and was a team member of the original lineup (Melanie Conatser, Jackie Dineen, Doro Lusty, Lisa Savage, Karin Sako, Amy Goriesky, Doro Lusty, Morgan Case).
The female 8way team disbanded after winning the 8way bronze medals at the USPA Nationals 1999 with an 11.7 average.
Perris Moxie peaked with a 12.6 average (Christy Frikken, Kristina Peterson, Lara Eisenberg, Angela Katsoulis, Ellen Monsees, Kirsten Johnson, Baat Enosh, Orla Bannan, Meili Modini, William Morrison on camera) in 4th place at the USPA Nationals 2011 and competed again last year.
The Brit Chicks brought a female 8way team for the first time to the international arena at the World Cup 2011 in Germany and finished in 6th place of the Open Class competition with an 11.6 average. The Brit Chicks 8way team followed up at the Mondial Dubai 2012 as the first female 8way team representing a country at a World Championship of Formation Skydiving.
|Mondial Dubai 2012||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|1||Golden Knights 8 (US)||21||19||27||26||26||18||20||28||19||25||229||22.9|
|2||Aerodyne Maubeuge (FR)||22||19||22||23||27||20||20||28||19||25||225||22.5|
|3||Sky Panthers Barkli 8 (RU)||19||18||22||22||21||15||15||24||16||20||192||19.2|
|4||EADS 8 (DE)||14||13||15||15||18||14||14||16||13||16||148||14.8|
|5||VIVA 8 (CH)||13||13||15||15||14||11||12||17||13||13||136||13.6|
|6||Dubai Asaar 8 (AE)||11||11||12||11||10||10||10||12||12||12||111||11.1|
|8||Brit Chicks 8 (UK)||11||11||12||11||14||10||11||11||6||-||97||10.8|
|9||South Africa 8 (ZA)||12||11||11||10||13||9||9||11||10||-||96||10.7|
A female 8way pickup team competed once at the German Nationals 2007, although the 8way event does not have its own female category, neither at international events nor on home turf. However, Klaus Mathies wants to launch a similar project to advance female Formation Skydiving competition in general. He cooperates once again with "Soroptimist International", a worldwide service organisation for women, which is "committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential", as the mission statement explains.
|France 2010 with Martial Ferre||Bonjour Blue Sky with Martial Ferre|
Martial Ferre has been coaching French 8way teams and brought them to the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2013 in the past years. He has also been coaching the Brit Chicks and is familiar with the dynamics of a female 8way team.
Interested German skydivers can contact Klaus Mathies directly by e-mail.