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The teams from California completed the first six rounds in their 12-foot flying chambers of iFLY SF Bay and iFLY Sacramento, while the teams in Florida continued with the additional four rounds at iFLY Tampa, which include the blocks that require more space.
The tightest competition was the 1-battle between DeLoreans and Building Blocks for the 2nd place on the AAA Class leaderboard. The lineups of both teams actually included two DeLoreans members. California Tunnel League Director Lori Connor competed with her team mate Volker Haag at iFLY SF Bay (Christina and Mike Deglau), and with Matt Stephens for Building Blocks at iFLY Sacramento (Lisa Larkin, Maria Sheets). Christina and Mike Deglau live in the SF Bay area and also train and compete with AZ Crime. They have participated in NCSL and CATL events since 2013. Christina Deglau is in the tail slot for AZ Crime and switched to her first point job for DeLoreans.
Cali4nia Raptors had to replace Deanna Frank, and 4Tune member Lukasz Weber helped out as outside center. The three original Raptors moved to their B-slots to accommodate the A-slot for Lukasz Weber, who also competed for the first time in the AAA Class. He was on double duties, as 4Tune competed at the same event, as well.
World Tunnel League July 2019
|1||FSL Kickers Tampa||FTL||20||19||18||25||24||15||17||15||16||21||121||19.0|
|3||SAC AA Team||CATL||10||4||14||8||9||9||-||-||-||-||54||9.0|
|1||SF Bay A Team||CATL||14||9||15||12||15||10||-||-||-||-||75||12.5|
Niklas Hemlin took the inside center slot for the FSL Kickers Tampa and guided the team to the 1st place on the AAA Class leaderboard. SCZ ZEUS, with Amer Kassas in the lineup, took the 1st place on the AA Class leaderboard. The Z-Hills team had competed with the same lineup at the Paraclete XP Summer Classic and will be back in Raeford in September for the USPA Nationals.
Niklas Hemlin had a few minutes at the end of the tunnel night for an Arizona Airspeed update. He said that his team is training hard with new member Matt Davidson. The former Golden Knights member and multiple 8-way world champion retired from the U.S. Army at the end of July, and Airspeed had to train in Raeford to accommodate his current situation.
The new Airspeed lineup spent 17 days at Skydive Paraclete and completed 130 jumps. They added seven hours of tunnel training at Paraclete XP. More training at Skydive Arizona will follow. Niklas Hemlin said that Airspeed plan to complete a total of 300 training jumps with Matt Davidson before the USPA Nationals in Raeford.