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Did You Know...

... that Befokte Dose had the most interesting lineup of the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship?

Savolo lineup in 2012: Andre Van Heerden - Alex Jordaan - Dirk Venter - Bailey Edmunds
posted Mar 25th, 2020 - Befokte Dose competed at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2020 with one of the event's most interesting lineups.

It was a combination of highly experienced international Formation Skydiving competitors, who have known each other from training and competing together for years in different teams, with one exception, British 4-way competitor Hari Ganapathy.

David Grabowski and Andre Van Heerden trained and competed together for Lite XP between 2017 and 2019. Lite XP, with Kim Hollander and Katrina Shows in the lineup, peaked at the USPA Nationals 2019 with a 17.9 outdoor average and have not come back as a team afterward.

Alex Jordaan and Andre Van Heerden were both members of the South African national 4-way team Savolo in the team's first year and then again at different times. They trained and competed together in 2012, with Bailey Edmunds and InTime co-founder Dirk Venter in the lineup. They were back together two years later, this time as the South African national team in 4-way Open at the in Prostejov 2014, and with Amy Kirtland for Dirk Venter. Alex Jordaan continued with Savolo until March 2018, while Andre Van Heerden had joined Lite XP after the end of the 2016 season.


Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2020
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank 4-way Open 21,15,10 7,5,G 13,L,11 3,K,B,6 19,8,9 M,P,14,C N,A,17,1 20,16,Q F,22,D,H 0,2,4 Total Avg
1 Arizona Airspeed 22 34 27 27 27 32 35 27 37 27 295 29.5
2 SDC Rhythm XP 23 35 26 25 26 34 31 25 35 27 287 28.7
3 Golden Knights Gold 21 28 24 24 25 28 29 22 29 24 254 25.4
4 Skydive Midwest NEXT 17 24 20 23 21 29 24 20 27 19 224 22.4
5 Befokte Dose15 24 20 24 19 28 23 20 27 19 219 21.9
6 XPG4 16 24 21 23 19 30 20 18 24 20 215 21.5
7 Aviatrixx 16 22 18 21 20 23 20 18 24 19 201 20.1
8 Golden Knights Black 16 20 18 17 18 22 20 14 22 18 185 18.5
9 Air Force Apollo 15 18 14 17 17 20 18 14 22 14 169 16.9
10 Air Force Angels 13 18 16 15 15 22 17 15 19 15 165 16.5
Befokte Dose and Flying Spaghetti Monsters at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2020
Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2020
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank 4-way Advanced 21,15,10 7,5,G 13,L,11 3,K,B,6 19,8,9 M,P,14,C N,A,17,1 20,16,Q F,22,D,H 0,2,4 Total Avg
1 Vega XP 15 22 19 21 20 28 21 17 27 19 209 20.9
2 Flying Spaghetti Monsters 16 24 19 19 19 26 22 16 22 17  200 20.0
3 Lucky Chris 15 19 17 19 18 22 19 15 21 17  182 18.2
4 Platinum XP 13 18 15 16 19 23 19 13 20 13 169 16.9
5 Dramatic Pause 13 16 16 17 16 21 15 14 21 17  166 16.6

Lite XP at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2017: David Grabowski, Katrina Autry Shows, Andre Van Heerden, Alex Jordaan
David Grabowski, Alex Jordaan and Andre Van Heerden competed together for the first time when Alex Jordaan filled an open slot for Lite XP at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2017, and again at the SkyVenture New Hampshire Indoor Championship 2019.

The Lite XP/Savolo combination (David Grabowski, Alex Jordaan, Andre Van Heerden) then invited Hari Ganapathy to complete the Befokte Dose lineup at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship, which added even more international atmosphere to the team environment. Hari Ganapathy was a team member of ACM Weembi, the British national indoor team in 4-way Open at the FAI Indoor World Meet 2019.

ACM Weembi was an indoor and outdoor team in 2015 and 2016 before focusing exclusively on indoor training and competition. Original ACM member Hari Ganapathy is currently working in the Unites States and joined Befokte Dose for the indoor competition at Paraclete XP.

David Grabowski, Alex Jordaan and Andre Van Heerden did not get enough 4-way rounds at Paraclete XP with only Befokte Dose. Their team mate of the Flying Spaghetti Monsters at this year's SkyVenture New Hampshire event, Roger Cunha, was also in Raeford and ready for more 4-way action.


Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2020
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank 8-way Open 10,1,J 13,11,6 5,19,2 L,D,E,22 O,8,15 K,H,12,17 18,M,C,4 F,A,G,B,P Q,3,9 21,16,7 Total Avg
1 Airspeed XP8 32 30 23 35 27 30 34 40 34 28  313 31.3
2 Golden Knights 27 23 21 30 23 23 30 33 24 25  259 25.9
3 Veloce QRF 20 17 18 25 18 19 24 21 21 21 204 20.4
4 Rhythm 21 14 17 25 19 18 21 26 20 19 200 20.0
5 Veloce QRF BK 18 15 14 20 16 17 19 21 20 17 177 17.7
6 Veloce QRF Jeana 14 16 15 18 16 15 20 18 21 15 168 16.8
7 Avia8trixx 15 13 14 13 14 15 19 20 18 17  158 15.8
8 VegaSpeed FSM8 15 11 11 17 17 14 19 17 19 14  154 15.4
9 Veloce QRF Kirk 13 13 11 10 14 9 15 17 18 15 135 13.5
10 Blocksmiths After Dark 14 12 10 11 12 14 15 12 12 13 125 12.5

Flying Spaghetti Monsters at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2020: David Grabowski, Alex Jordaan, Roger Cunha, Andre Van Heerden
The Flying Spaghetti Monsters were first in the Paraclete XP flying chamber, as the Advanced Class teams (AAA) were following the Intermediate Class competition (AA), and the Open Class teams (AAA) concluded each round, with Befokte Dose at the very end of each rotation. Flying Spaghetti Monsters improved their meet average significantly (20.0) in the 16-foot flying chamber, after an 18.7 in the 12-foot chamber of SkyVenture New Hampshire, and they won the Advanced Class silver medals.

The competition draws for the ten rounds in 4-way Open and 4-way Advanced are identical, and the three Flying Spaghetti Monsters had the opportunity to fly the sequences first in the Advanced Class, and then again in the Open Class. The rear piece (David Grabowski, Alex Jordaan) were in their slots in both lineups. Only outside center Andre Van Heerden had to make room for Hari Ganapathy and moved to the point slot.

Flying Spaghetti Monsters and Befokte Dose eventually joined forces when it came to 8-way competition at Paraclete XP. The Flying Spaghetti Monsters had battled with Vega XP for the top spot on the Advanced Class leaderboard, and they made peace every time the competition switched to the 8-way event.

VegaSpeed FSM8 included the complete lineups of the Flying Spaghetti Monsters and Vega XP, while Hari Ganapathy had time to learn the next 4-way sequences...

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