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The aftermath of the most relevant event in Formation Skydiving competition will still continue for a while, as the best teams in the world and the national teams of many countries create a lot of content and information for news updates when they get together every other year.
However, the world championships are only an arena for one team representing each participating country, while there is a pyramid of other teams with competitors who may be trying to get to a world meet one day. There are still several other international high-profile events, such as the World Challenge or the ESL Championship, offering similar experiences for teams and competitors who are not officially sanctioned by their federations.
Behind the top level competition, the other high-profile events and the national championships and league events is the level where new teams and competitors meet each other, begin with 4-way training and eventually collect their first competition experiences. The Indoor Cloud League events offer activities on this level, with training and casual competition practice both.
|iFLY SF Bay - September||AAA||AA||A||RRR||RR||R||Total|
|Mahlon Chute, Lukasz Weber, Maria Sheets, Jim Hopf||9||12||-||-||-||-||21|
|Michael Beaudreau, Mark Fosbury, Achal Asawa, Deanna Frank||-||-||12||-||-||-||12|
|Kiran Shivaram, Mika Miettinen, Alan Snyder, Julius Frank||-||-||11||22||-||-||22|
|Cameron Mrsny, Slavik Krassovsky, Julius Frank, Deanna Frank||-||-||-||-||14||20||34|
|iFLY SF Bay's Best of September||9||12||12||22||14||20||89|
|iFLY Sacramento - September||AAA||AA||A||RRR||RR||R||Total|
|Nick Armstrong, Lisa Larkin, Matt Stephens, Lori Connor||12||16||-||-||-||-||28|
|Jim Hopf, Amanda Lum, Matt Stephens, Lori Connor||8||12||-||-||-||-||-|
|John Verley, Ron Ashcraft, Calli Waltrip, Lisa Larkin||-||12||13||-||-||-||13|
|Lauren Brown, McKenzie Brown, Monty Stephens, Russ Hebert||-||-||11||16||-||-||16|
|Reed Lawson, Keith Clayton, Bo Stevens, Matt Stephens||-||-||11||12||-||-||-|
|Ariadna Romero, Antar Gutierrez, Matt Stephens, Lori Connor||-||-||-||-||21||24||45|
|iFLY Sacramento's Best of September||12||16||13||16||21||24||102|
There was in fact one competitor who posted scores on the September leaderboard of the Indoor Cloud League and also made the trip to Australia.
Pedro Ushizima has been training and competing with Harpia from Brazil who perform the 12+ sequences regularly at iFLY Sao Paulo. Harpia is an indoor 4-way team, while Pedro Ushizima has also been jumping from planes for a very long time, as the NSL News mentioned on 18 December 2017.
He competed for Brazil in 8-way at the FAI World Meet 2018, while his former team CTR Optimum represented the country in 4-way Open. Brazil's 8-way team finished with the first 10+ average in the country's Formation Skydiving history. Pedro Ushizima will switch back to indoor training and competition with Harpia, although the team may miss the ICL October competition due to the long world meet break...