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The Carolina Skydiving League and the Virginia Parachute Council had scheduled meets for the same weekend, as well, which had to be canceled due to bad weather.
The forecast was once again not much better for Florida, and the teams were positively surprised when the six meet rounds were quite easily completed on Saturday. SSL Director Brandy Verhalen reported from Skydive Panama City that "canopies filled the sky throughout the day, with only one small weather hold."
May 21st, 2016
Momentum had just returned to Florida after a 3-hour indoor training camp with coach Steve Lefkowitz of SDC Rhythm XP at Paraclete and had to switch into exit and sub-terminal gear.
Two Simba members (Naila Novaronti, Rodrigo Espinosa) had competed in the Rookie Class at the NSL Indoor Championship 2014 when the outdoor competition fell victim to bad weather. Player coaches Robert Chromy and Trevor Cedar complete the new lineup for the 2016 season, and Luke Evens was on camera for Simba's first meet in the A Class. The 10.7 average is the highest 2016 outdoor result in this category.
May 21st, 2016
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Brandy Verhalen had more information from the meet in the Florida Panhandle: "Skydive Panama City DZO Tony Antonivich brought out his old, dusty RW suit to participate in a pick-up team (Boy-Girl-Boy-Girl) with Jennifer Jones, Jackie Sylvester, Sean Sylvester and Ed Kloess on camera. He needed to fly the last few loads to rescue an ill pilot, so JB Lovell
She also explained that the Bama Boys from Skydive Alabama have been training hard with tunnel camps and training jumps. The hard work paid off with the 1st place at the meet in Panama City. Skydive Tennessee's team We Got Grippers is a new family lineup with parents Susie and Mike Paiser and daughter Marion Stallworth. Jolene Dressell completed the lineup, and Justin Silvia was on camera. Another team from Skydive Alabama, Swooptastic, had the youngest lineup. Team member Ryan Miller has approx. 50 jumps, and alternate Cara Merino made her 87th skydive in Round 6.