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The meet was completed last weekend, with eight teams competing in the AA/Intermediate Class. All current Arizona Airspeed members participated as player coaches, except for Thomas Hughes who is still recovering from the broken hand that he suffered at the bicycle accident on the day before the start of the Wind Games.
Airspeed videographer Justin Price was filming several teams, and former Airspeed member Mark Kirkby, 4-way world champion of 2012, supported the meet as a player coach, as well.
|Valentine's Meet 2015||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Round 5||Round 6||Total||Avg|
|7||Lost & Found||6||3||5||5||5||3||27||4.5|
Mark Kirkby's team Apex had probably the most experienced 4-way lineup and won with a 14.8 average. Jonathan Perl and Amy Haas competed with Apex at the USPA Nationals 2014 and finished with a 10.6 average in the AAA/Advanced Class. Gary Haas was filming Apex last year and last weekend.
Will Monk placed 5th with the Blue Skies Action Squad last year in the AA/Intermediate Class. The team's 10.4 meet average was in medal contention, and Will Monk ended up only four points behind the USPA bronze medals. Mark Kirkby put the Apex and Blue Sky Action Squad pieces together and won the 1st place without any serious competition from his former Airspeed team mates.
Grippin Donuts, also without any Airspeed members, ended up on the bottom of the AA Class leaderboard. The NPSL team competed in the Rookie Class last year where they attended three meets in the Northern Plains.
The Valentine's Meet had only the AA Class for all teams, and Grippin Donuts had to deal with several new blocks. In fact, the team had only performed sequences with Random Formations so far. The 6-pointer in Round 2, with Block 19 in the sequence, was still the highest score for a single round in the short team career.