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Did You Know...

... that Andre Van Heerden and James Hall have joined Vega XP?

Andre Van Heerden (right) with Savolo in 2014
posted Sep 11th, 2020 - The Vega XP news of a few days ago found great interest in the Formation Skydiving competition community in the United States, even though the new lineup was not announced at that time.

Of course, returning members and team founders Annie and Ian Drennan have been busy with recruiting the new lineup ever since they knew that Nicholas Walker and Brandon Kashani would not be back with the team. It was not too long ago that the previous lineup was still training at Paraclete XP.

However, Annie and Ian Drennan used the time carefully since the NSL News visit at Paraclete XP in May, and since they knew that Nicholas Walker and Brandon Kashani would not continue. The two new Vega XP members have confirmed their commitments, and the first online team meeting took place in the meantime to outline a training plan.

Two highly experienced and successful 4-way competitors are joining Vega XP and will not slow down the consistent team progression. Andre Van Heerden is the new tail, and James Hall will take the outside center slot. Annie (point) and Ian Drennan (inside center) will continue in the slots that they have been training in the past years.


Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2020
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank 4-way Open/Advanced Combined 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 Vega XP 15 22 19 21 20 28 21 17 27 19 209 20.9
8 Aviatrixx 16 22 18 21 20 23 20 18 24 19 201 20.1
9 Flying Spaghetti Monsters 16 24 19 19 19 26 22 16 22 17 200 20.0
10 Golden Knights Black 16 20 18 17 18 22 20 14 22 18 185 18.5
11 Lucky Chris 15 19 17 19 18 22 19 15 21 17 182 18.2
12 Platinum XP 13 18 15 16 19 23 19 13 20 13 169 16.9
13 Air Force Apollo 15 18 14 17 17 20 18 14 22 14 169 16.9
14 Dramatic Pause 13 16 16 17 16 21 15 14 21 17 166 16.6
15 Air Force Angels 13 18 16 15 15 22 17 15 19 15 165 16.5

Befokte Dose - Vega XP - Flying Spaghetti Monsters at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2020
James Hall (right) with Redline XP at the USPA Nationals 2019
The new team mates know each other well from previous meets. In fact, Andre Van Heerden was Vega XP's direct opponent on the Advanced Class leaderboard of the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2020. He finished ahead of his future team with Befokte Dose, who competed in the 4-way Open Class, while Vega XP was ahead of his second team, Flying Spaghetti Monsters, on the Advanced Class leaderboard.

Andre Van Heerden brings international meet experiences to his new team. He was a member of the South African national 4-way team Savolo for several years and competed at the FAI Outdoor World Meet 2014. Then he joined U.S. team Lite XP in 2016 and was still in the Lite lineup at the USPA Nationals 2019, where the team finished with a 17.9 average.

All four new Vega XP team mates competed with three different teams at last year's national championship. Andre Van Heerden posted his scores on the Open Class leaderboard, while Vega XP was a new medal contender in USPA's Advanced Class at the end of the team's second AAA Class year.


USPA Nationals 2019
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank 4-way Open/4-way Advanced 7,C,H,P J,21,20 O,3,11 B,2,K,E 8,Q,10 15,D,F,12 N,L,M,14 6,1,9 A,18,13 G,4,5 Total Avg
1 NMP-PCH Hayabusa BE 45 24 27 37 21 25 34 25 26 25 289 28.9
2 SDC Rhythm XP US 41 22 21 33 21 23 27 25 24 25 262 26.2
3 Arizona Airspeed US 40 24 22 32 19 24 29 25 21 26 262 26.2
4 Defiance US 30 21 15 28 16 19 22 21 18 18 208 20.8
5 Ranch 2nd Generation US 26 19 19 24 16 17 24 18 19 19 201 20.1
6 Kinetix AU 26 18 17 22 13 17 18 17 17 17 182 18.2
7 Lite XP US 24 17 17 22 15 17 20 16 14 17 179 17.9
8 Redline XP US 19 17 16 21 14 16 21 17 17 17 175 17.5
9 Elsinore Elevate US 23 14 14 22 15 17 19 14 14 16 168 16.8
10 No Name US 22 17 14 19 12 13 14 15 14 16 156 15.6
10 SNE CenterCell XP US 23 14 14 18 14 11 18 15 14 15 156 15.6
12 Air Force Shadow US 20 15 13 21 10 13 18 15 15 13 153 15.3
13 Vega XP US 21 14 14 21 14 13 15 16 11 12 151 15.1
14 Aviatrixx US 21 14 13 18 12 15 17 14 12 14 150 15.0
15 AZ Crime US 19 13 14 17 11 12 18 15 13 11 143 14.3
15 Air Force Boomers US 20 14 12 15 13 10 16 15 14 14 143 14.3
17 Perris Force US 20 13 14 18 11 11 18 13 12 12 142 14.2
17 Arizona Alpha US 21 14 14 17 14 11 14 14 9 14 142 14.2
19 SDC Rhevolution XP US 17 14 12 16 12 13 14 14 13 13 138 13.8
20 Space Force BTR US 18 14 13 18 11 11 18 14 10 10 137 13.7
21 SNE Fly Girls US 18 12 13 14 11 13 14 13 12 8 128 12.8
22 Chill: Bu US 18 13 11 17 9 11 14 13 11 10 127 12.7
23 Perris Goldilocks and 4 Bears US 16 11 10 15 10 10 12 10 12 10 116 11.6
24 TSC Cadence US 14 9 12 14 10 11 12 12 12 9 115 11.5
25 Fast Break US 15 10 10 12 10 12 14 8 10 11 112 11.2
26 Paragon US 13 7 11 12 9 8 12 10 7 9 98 9.8
27 AZ Shift US 9 9 9 13 9 9 10 11 8 8 95 9.5
28 Perris Section 4 US 15 8 9 11 8 6 10 10 9 8 94 9.4

Lite XP - Redline XP - Vega XP at the USPA Nationals 2019
James Hall ended up shortly behind Andre Van Heerden on the combined Open/Advanced Class leaderboard. He had spent a year with Arizona Airspeed's multiple 4-way and 8-way world champion Kirk Verner as the player-coach for Redline XP and won the Advanced Class competition with his team. He also collected his first international meet experiences when he competed with the Monster 8-way team at the FAI Outdoor World Cup 2019.

James Hall went even a step further after USPA Nationals and FAI World Cup in 2019. He visited Paraclete XP on the same weekend when Vega XP was training with Niklas Hemlin in the windtunnel. SDC Rhythm XP had invited him to participate in the tryout for the open inside center slot. Christy Frikken eventually became the new Rhythm member, and James Hall will try to defend his Advanced Class title. USPA rules allow one team member of a winning team to compete again in the same category.

Andre Van Heerden with Lite XP and James Hall with Redline XP both left Annie and Ian Drennan with Vega XP far behind with their meet averages. The Vega XP goals will probably include a new Advanced Class record average that James Hall posted last year with Redline XP, and Andre Van Heerden must have an 18+ average in his mind, as well...

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