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Did You Know...

... that the complete original Rhythm lineup met at the Shamrock Showdown 2006?

JaNette Lefkowitz (right) with CSC Sirens at the Shamrock Showdown 2006
posted Jul 13th, 2020 - The recent NSL News updates from the archives, including video footage of interviews and competition jumps, were always connecting events of the past with current events. The Shamrock Showdown 2006 was one of the high-profile competitions that created similar connections.

The interview with 4-way world champions Natasha Montgomery and Gary Smith, which was posted on July 8th, related to the same event. Their team DeLand Fire would win 4-way gold medals five months later at the FAI World Meet 2006.

The same Shamrock Showdown 2006 was a remarkable 4-way competition and had many different connections to current events that the NSL News will follow step by step. The lack of current events due to the corona virus crisis allows enough time to cover these interesting topics that have not received any attention in the past.

This time, the connection between the Shamrock Showdown 2006 and the present is created by the team that will represent the United States at the next FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving in Tanay next year, SDC Rhythm XP. The U.S. national team will try to copy what DeLand Fire did in 2006.


Shamrock Showdown 2006
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank AAA Class K,3,18 11,22,8 H,10,17 F,M,P,O,E 5,1,15 G,19,7 C,9,Q,N 16,A,20 13,4,L B,21,J,14 Total Avg
1 Sinapsi PD  IT  19 17 19 42 20 22 37 20 20 23 239 23.9
2 DeLand Fire  US  16 14 22 47 18 21 35 18 19 22  232 23.2
3 Arcteryx  NO  16 15 20 40 17 19 31 17 18 20 213 21.3
4 Fastrax  US  16 15 17 38 17 20 28 17 18 20 206 20.6
5 Danez  DK  15 12 17 35 15 18 26 16 17 20 191 19.1
6 Monkey Circus  AT  14 12 13 33 13 15 20 13 13 15 161 16.1
7 Teiwaz Lake Wales  US  13 11 14 28 11 15 23 14 12 16 157 15.7
8 Optic Nerve  US  13 10 14 28 9 14 16 11 12 14 141 14.1
Rank AA Class K,8,14 11,22 H,6,2 F,M,P,O 1,15 G,19,7 C,9,Q 18,A,20 13,4 B,21,J Total Avg
1 Last Second DK 9 8 10 18 9 8 16 8 5 13 104 10.4
2 CSC Sirens  US  6 4 8 18 4 6 8 7 5 10 76 7.6
3 Zero Team  CZ  6 4 7 14 3 7 8 6 6 9 70 7.0
4 Evas Revenge  US  4 3 4 10 4 5 7 6 3 7 53 5.3
5 FSC Wind Damaged  US  6 4 8 15 6 8 - - - - 47 7.8
Rank A Class K,8 2,7 H,6 F,M,P O,E,Q G,19 C,9 A,N,J 4,L B,21 Total Avg
1 ZT Mal4mations  US  4 3 7 4 5 4 4 6 5 7 49 4.9
2 Skydive City  US  4 4 7 8 10 5 - - - - 38 6.3

Teiwaz - CSC Sirens - Eva's Revenge at the Shamrock Showdown 2006
Steve Lefkowitz (left) and Laurent Beaudouin (2nd from right) with Eva's Revenge at the Shamrock Showdown 2006
SDC Rhythm XP was not even on the leaderboard of the Shamrock Showdown 2006. The first and original Rhythm lineup (JaNette and Steve Lefkowitz, Laurent Beaudouin, Robert Chromy, Kevin Nafzger on camera) posted their first scores a year later at the same place and the same event, the Shamrock Showdown 2007.

However, each of the original team members was present at Skydive DeLand in 2006, including team founders JaNette and Steve Lefkowitz. They were spread out with different teams over the AAA and AA leaderboards. JaNette Lefkowitz had joined the all-female lineup of the CSC Sirens for the 2006 season of the Midwest Skydiving League, and for the AA/Intermediate Class competition of the USPA Nationals 2006.

Steve Lefkowitz had completed his AFF training in 2005, and his trainer and wife guided him to his first 4-way team, CSC Rubicon, who had no plans for the trip to Florida. The CSC Sirens did, and Steve Lefkowitz joined a pickup team for the meet in DeLand, Eva's Revenge.

His Rubicon team mate Laurent Beaudouin traveled to Florida, as well, and they both competed with Eva's Revenge, after their previous trip to Arizona for the A Class competition at the Valentine's Meet in February.


Shamrock Showdown 2007
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank AAA Class 8,7,C J,2,12 O,E,19,5 3,21,16 H,14,L,P M,13,17 K,9,1 G,4,N,B 6,11,20 18,F,A,22 Total Avg
1 Airspeed Odyssey US 23 19 26 19 27 23 24 27 19 23 230 23.0
2 Fastrax US 22 19 22 21 23 25 26 27 19 23 227 22.7
3 Golden Knights Black US 22 19 27 20 25 22 23 25 17 22 222 22.2
4 Arcteryx NO 19 17 21 18 22 20 22 22 17 19 197 19.7
5 Optic Nerve US 16 14 16 14 19 17 17 16 13 15 157 15.7
6 Fastrax Blue US 15 14 18 14 17 15 16 16 13 14 152 15.2
7 Teiwaz US 16 14 16 14 15 17 16 16 11 13 148 14.8
8 Danish Blaze DK 14 13 15 13 17 13 16 17 8 13 139 13.9
9 Golden Leaf CA 15 12 14 12 13 14 13 11 11 13 128 12.8
9 DeLand Groove US 21 19 24 19 23 22 - - - - 128 21.3
11 Chicas DE 11 11 11 11 12 9 13 12 11 12 113 11.3
Rank AA Class 8,7 J,2,20 O,E,19 22,21 H,14,L M,13,15 K,9,1 G,4,N 6,11 18,F,A Total Avg
1 CSC Rhythm US 12 11 12 9 13 11 12 13 10 6 109 10.9
2 FSC Wind Damaged US 8 8 8 7 8 6 4 5 7 9 70 7.0
3 Total Chaos US 9 8 9 8 7 3 - - - - 44 7.3
Rank A Class 8,7 J,2 O,E,19 C,21 H,L,P M,B,D K,9 G,4 6,N F,A,Q Total Avg
1 ZT Mal4mations US 4 5 5 3 7 8 5 3 4 6 50 5.0

SDC Rhythm XP at the Shamrock Showdown 2007
Robert Chromy (right) with Teiwaz at the Shamrock Showdown 2006
The 4th member of the first SDC Rhythm XP lineup, player-coach Robert Chromy, attended the Shamrock Showdown 2006, as well. It was his home turf at Skydive DeLand, and he joined regional meets of the Florida Skydiving League regularly with the ever-changing Teiwaz lineups.

CSC Sirens and CSC Rubicon did not continue after the USPA Nationals 2006, and Robert Chromy did not have any serious team commitments at that time. The sprawling participation of the future Rhythm members across the Shamrock Showdown 2006 leaderboard and the other meets the same year eventually funneled into the first Rhythm lineup in 2007.

The Rhythm team career began at the Shamrock Showdown 2007 and has peaked with the first national championship title at the USPA Nationals 2019, still with JaNette and Steve Lefkowitz in the lineup.

SDC Rhythm XP did not return to DeLand until the Shamrock Showdown 2010. That's where they met Christy Frikken, who was near the end of the Perris Fury team story. Christy Frikken then joined JaNette and Steve Lefkowitz for three Rhythm years beginning in 2013. Now she is back, as the NSL News reported on May 19th, and together they will try to accomplish what DeLand Fire did in 2006...


Shamrock Showdown 2010
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank AAA Class 12,2,B E,K,M,H,11 L,3,22 C,4,18 13,D,J,1 20,16,17 Q,14,8 O,F,6,10 21,G,9 P,19,5 Total Avg
1 Aerodyne Aerokart  FR  21 32 21 19 26 21 22 26 29 27 244 24.4
2 NMP-PCH Hayabusa  BE  20 33 17 22 23 19 19 22 26 22 223 22.3
3 Perris Fury  US  19 30 16 19 21 18 21 18 27 19 208 20.8
4 Aerokart Deep Blue Maubeuge  FR  17 29 16 17 19 18 18 21 24 22 201 20.1
5 Paraclete XP4  US  18 29 16 17 20 16 17 22 20 22 197 19.7
6 Black Cat  RU  17 28 17 19 18 18 16 23 21 18 195 19.5
7 Genesis  US  18 27 17 15 20 17 15 21 22 17 189 18.9
8 Mass Defiance  US  17 23 16 17 18 16 15 16 21 20 179 17.9
9 SDC Rhythm XP  US  14 25 16 17 15 15 15 19 20 19 175 17.5
10 Spaceland Blue  US  15 22 15 15 17 15 17 20 20 11 167 16.7
11 Golden Knights Gold  US  12 24 13 14 17 15 16 16 15 17 159 15.9
12 Bodyflight Voluntas  DK  11 21 15 14 16 13 11 17 20 16 154 15.4
13 Speedy Kids XP  US  12 22 14 13 16 14 13 15 17 16 152 15.2
14 Golden Knights Black  US  13 22 12 10 14 14 13 16 18 17 149 14.9
15 DeLand Shmeland XP  US  15 23 12 10 12 13 14 14 15 16 144 14.4
16 Teiwaz Falcon  US  12 17 12 12 14 11 12 15 16 13 134 13.4
17 Fallout  US  11 18 10 12 13 12 14 15 14 12 131 13.1
18 Carolina Turbo XP  US  9 20 10 10 12 12 15 14 16 12 130 13.0
19 Friday 13  RU  11 17 10 9 12 13 9 15 15 17 128 12.8
20 Kaizen  UK  10 17 12 9 9 11 12 14 16 11 121 12.1
Rank AA Class 2,B,1 E,K,M,H L,22,11 C,4,18 13,D,J 20,15 Q,14,8 O,F,6 21,G,9 P,19,7 Total Avg
1 Sky Ninjas  US  9 13 9 6 4 6 8 14 12 11 92 9.2
Rank A Class 2,B E,K,M L,9 C,4 D,J,7 H,A,N Q,8 O,F,6 21,G P,19 Total Avg
1 DeLand Cinco  US  8 13 10 8 11 12 8 12 10 10 102 10.2
2 DeLand Dunamis  US  6 14 8 5 11 18 9 12 6 10 99 9.9
3 AweZomeness  US  6 14 7 6 4 12 8 7 6 4 74 7.4

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