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This year's lineup was slightly different than last year. Angela Nichols and Laura Dickmeyer joined the complete 8way lineup, while Jennifer Schaben and Dannielle Woosley were done with competition this week.
The overall time for all six rounds (73.61 - 77.48) was slower than last year. However, the 10.58 seconds in Round 2 was the fastest 10way time since 2009. Arizona Airspeed's 10way lineup had posted 9.98 seconds for Round 4 at Skydive Spaceland and finished in 3rd place.
|USPA Nationals 2013 - 10way||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Round 5||Round 6||Total||Avg|
|3||Butterfly Kisses & Dand||27.88||19.97||16.62||18.88||21.93||18.72||124.00||20.67|
|6||Ten at Last||24.31||27.35||24.45||22.94||32.98||24.20||156.23||26.04|
|7||What's the Next Point||32.75||35.00||29.31||27.08||22.59||35.00||181.73||30.29|
The best total time (64.88) was posted by the Golden Knights in 2005 (Brian Krause, Brooks Weiner, Vern Miller, Matt Davidson, John Hoover, Kurt Isenbarger, Eric Heinsheimer, Carey Mills, Tom Falzone and Michael Eitniear. This performance included a round of 9.52 seconds and the last one below 9 seconds with 8.59 in Round 4.
Reigning 8way world champion Larry Miller was filming the US Army teams at that time, and Angela Nichols was the alternate in 2005. The rules have changed in the meantime, and the 10way formation is not only a Star any longer.
Arizona Airspeed had three of the current 4way members in the 10way lineup (Mark Kirkby, Christopher Farina, Thiago Gomes), plus reigning Airspeed 4way world champion Niklas Hemlin. DNR members Brian Stephens and Ben Liston joined the Airspeed lineup, together with Arizona Prime members Ari Perelman and Nick Grillet. Rodney Cruce and Scott Latinis completed the 10way lineup, with alternate Ron Hill and Justin Price on camera.
The 10way bronze medals went to a team of competitors mostly from the Blue Sky Ranch who had finished with several members in 5th place last year. John Ronalter, Hollie Reno, Ivan Kaczor, Joe Mangan, David Gifford, Gary Roth, David Grabowski, Veera Ronalter, Robert Schuyler, Kimberly Schuyler and Scott Levy finished half a second ahead of Dubai Asaar who repeated the 4th place finish of 2012.