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In fact, the leaderboard of the AA/Intermediate Class was not only by far the largest one of the event, it was also the most exciting one. All TOP 8 teams, including guest Synergy of the Northwest Skydiving League, posted or shared at least one highscore for a round.
The AA/Intermediate Class competition was the only Formation Skydiving event that had a jump-off round for a medal position. The two teams in 8th place were two points away from a bronze medal and missed a silver medal by three points. This might have been the most competitive Intermediate Class battle for medals in USPA history.
|USPA Nationals 2013||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|1||Dallas Khaos Khobalt||16||9||7||17||12||21||8||10||9||9||118(-4)||11.8|
|3||Vertigo 4 Black||13||9||10||15||12||13||9||11||10||9||111(-3)||11.1|
|3||SDC Jetstream Tango||15||8||9||12||9||20||9||11||8||10||111(-6)||11.1|
|5||CSC Survival Instinct||16||8||7||15||10||18||8||10||8||10||110(-2)||11.0|
The Texas Skydiving League team won the whole competition with two major moves. The first one was the only sole highscore in Round 4 and the 21-pointer for the fast sequence of Round 6, which could be tied only by guest team Synergy. Khaos Khobalt took the lead from Carolina Dynamic in Round 4, cushioned it with the 21-pointer in Round 6 and carried it home in the last four rounds.
The penalties played a role in the race for USPA medals, as well. SDC Jetstream Tango, with substitute Gilles Dutrisac replacing Steve Lefkowitz for the USPA Nationals, had video trouble after the exit in Round 4 and Round 5. The 5-point damage for those two rounds was costly, as Tango could have avoided the jump-off round in a secure 3rd place after Round 10.
The split of Dallas Khaos XP at the end of the 2012 season turned out to be very successful and produced the first Khaos gold medal. Dallas Khaos XP had ended up short in 2nd place after a jump-off with T-Minus1 at the USPA Nationals 2011. Khaos Khobalt now completed the gold medal job.
The other Khaos XP half, Dallas Khaos Black in the AAA/Advanced Class, finished only two points short of another set of USPA medals for the Khaos delegation. Dallas En Fuego, with 4way veteran Scott Latinis in the lineup, did the job for Skydive Dallas and won silver medals. All teams from Texas had collected great competition experiences at regional meets this year before traveling to Skydive Chicago.