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The total for the new month is only three points short of the 111 points for April, and both Florida teams are now waiting for the results of the other teams on the two Indoor Cloud League leaderboards.
The May team finished up the FSL Tunnel Kicker on the 18th once again with a special greeting to SDC Rhythm XP member Doug Barron, who was injured in a low-altitude landing accident last month during the team training. An equipment malfunction occurred in 25-30 feet, and he fell onto asphalt surface causing several broken bones and requiring surgery.
Doung Barron is in the recovery process, and the Florida team greeted him once again. He had been a guest coach at several Florida Skydiving League events in Orlando and Tampa in the past.
Florida Skydiving League 2018
|May 14+ Leaderboard||Q,7,N,12||A,7,8||C,Q,4||Q,A,N||M,C,Q||M,A||Total|
|Leslie Eggenberger, Jimmy Xu, Sebastian Jimenez, Kurt Gaebel||18||18(-1)||-||-||-||-||36|
|Emily Bombardi, Sally Craig-Hathaway, Amer Kassas, Jimmy Xu||17||17(-2)||-||-||-||-||-|
|Sally Craig-Hathaway, Kanishka Perera, Bob Byrne, Kurt Gaebel||-||15||19||-||-||-||19|
|Kanishka Perera, Bob Byrne, Phil Curtis, Sebastian Jimenez||-||-||-||18||-||-||18|
|Kim Lewis, Shanise Dietels, Matt O'Gwynn, Sebastian Jimenez||-||-||-||-||16||19||35|
iFLY Tampa - Best of February
Doug Barron will not be able to recover quickly enough for a comeback in 2018 with his team, and SDC Rhythm XP had to look for options how to continue with training and competition.
Rob Radez is a former Rhythm member, who trained and competed with the team for three years (2009 - 2011). He was the inside center for the rear piece that he shared with Laurent Beaudouin in 2009 and then with current Arizona Airspeed member Thiago Gomes for two more years (2010 - 2011).
Thiago Gomes has now switched to the inside center slot for Airspeed, while Rob Radez is doing it the opposite way this year and moves from inside center to tail.
Both can use their previous rear piece experiences well for the second slot. JaNette and Steve Lefkowitz were in Rhythm's front piece together in the three years that Rob Radez was in the lineup. JaNette Lefkowitz took the inside center slot when Andrew Happick and Doug Barron joined the team in 2016, and she will Rob Radez' rear piece partner this year.
USPA Nationals 2011
|2||Golden Knights Gold||18||17||18||21||24||23||19||21||29||28||218||21.8|
|4||SDC Rhythm XP||22||17||18||21||24||20||19||22||26||26||215||21.5|
|11||Golden Knights Black||18||14||15||16||16||18||16||17||21||20||171||17.1|
|12||Carolina Turbo XP||14||10||13||15||17||14||13||16||18||20||150||15.0|
|15||SDC Furies XP||13||11||12||16||7||15||13||16||19||18||140||14.0|
Rob Radez left the team at the end of the 2011 season when SDC Rhythm XP increased the team efforts into a professional full-time agenda after a promising performance at the USPA Nationals.
Doug Barron and Andrew Happick had just won the USPA Advanced Class competition with Carolina Turbo in 2010 and competed for the first time in 4-way Open at the USPA Nationals 2011.
SDC Rhythm XP have worked their way up the leaderboards ever since and have become one of the best 4-way teams in the world with the current lineup.
Rob Radez comes back into the lineup almost seven years after his last competition with SDC Rhythm XP. He has still been active in 4-way at several Indoor Cloud League and other events of the Northern California Skydiving League, and he was in Arizona Airspeed's 16-way lineup at the USPA Nationals 2017.
He will also help Rhythm to continue with the team's coaching projects, together with Doug Barron, who will still be fully involved with the team work from the ground.