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Becky Brocato, Brianne Thompson and Erin Murphy had won the silver medals at the World Meet 2008 in France with Perris Fury member Christy Frikken in the Point slot, one single point behind Bodyflight Storm. Annie Peterson filled the open slot when Christy Frikken went back to her Fury duties after the world meet.
There have not been many activities for the new lineup ever since and no training or competition at all. The main Blue efforts took place in the planning of the 2009 season. The other all-female Blue lineup from France, Aerkoart Deep Blue, caught more attention in the meantime after attending the FSL Shamrock Showdown 2009 and the World Challenge 2009.
"We are pleased to announce that the current US Women's 4-way team will be calling Skydive Spaceland our training home. Spaceland Blue will be training hard for the USPA Nationals 2009, where we hope to once again win the nomination to represent the US at the 2010 World Meet in Russia.
The new Spaceland Blue lineup consists of members Erin Murphy, Becky Brocato, and Brianne Thompson, along with new member Annaliese Peterson who was formerly with Arizona Divewerkz. Niklas Daniel, formerly of Perris Fury, has also signed on to be Spaceland Blue's full time videographer. Nik was also the team's videographer during the 2008 World Meet in France."
Skydive Spaceland's owner Steve Boyd confirmed the Blue announcement, while he prepares his skydiving center for the USPA Nationals 2009:
"Spaceland Blue has decided to represent Spaceland and train here indefinately. They will be coached by none other than our very own Spaceland Force XP lineup. We have also secured the aircraft, set the event schedules and decided to get CamScore for the USPA Nationals 2009, etc, etc..."
Hosting Spaceland Blue from here on adds to the very realistic possibility that he will have two national 4-way teams in Texas after the USPA Nationals 2009. Spaceland Blue will not have much competition in the USA to become the national team for 2010, while Spaceland Force XP will have to beat the reigning Airspeed world champions and Perris Fury.
Steve Boyd is even eying the 8-way title at the same time, as he told the NSL News earlier, and as Thomas Hughes and Gary Beyer mentioned in a live interview with the NSL News on 27 March 2009, shortly after the Shamrock Showdown:
Golden Knights and Paraclete XP's 8-way lineup will try to make it as difficult as possible for this year's Airspeed lineups to win both events.
Thomas Hughes has been coaching the Fastrax Blue lineup ever since it was formed and throughout the silver medals at the World Meet 2008 in France. He will now continue his work and prepare Spaceland Blue for the next showdown with Aerokart Deep Blue and Bodyflight Storm's new lineup.