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Team founder Megan George was in the NEXT lineups of 2015 and 2016 who accomplished the USPA double-gold, and she reminded the NSL News that VTSD/Carolina Turbo XP did the same in 2009/2010. Yesterdays follow-up story added the information and pointed out that current SDC Rhythm XP members Andrew Happick and Doug Barron have also won USPA 4-way Open Class gold medals.
The same storyline was still not completed. There were a few 4-way competitors who accomplished the same USPA double-gold in Intermediate and Advanced even earlier. However, the situation was different in 2002/2003, compared to Carolina Turbo XP and Skydive Midwest NEXT, who continued with the same teams and similar lineups after winning the USPA Intermediate Class.
USPA Nationals 2002
|Rank||4-way Intermediate Top 10||D,C,8||18,H,G||P,4,E||9,1||22,13||19,N,Q||14,B,20||O,2,11||L,K,A,M||6,7||Total||Avg|
|2||Air Force Blue||15||13||14||13||8||15||10||12||13||13||126||12.6|
|5||Air Force Silver||7||9||14||10||8||12||11||9||14||11||105||10.5|
Juggernaut had placed 4th with a 12.5 average after six rounds in 2001, and the 2002 lineup (James Klinge, Jim Walker, David Keeton, David Miller, with Alan Levy on camera) won with a 14.2 average after ten rounds. Another year later, Juggernaut was back in the Advanced Class competition of the USPA Nationals 2002.
Juggernaut did not win Intermediate and Advanced Class gold medals consecutively, as the team ended up in 4th place in 2002, tied with two other teams. However, it was not the same lineup that competed at both events.
James Klinge and Jim Walker had not continued with Juggernaut. David Keeton and David Miller came back with two new members (Roland Hicks, Marcus Thornton) and once again with Alan Levy on camera. The new lineup ended up in 4th place.
USPA Nationals 2003
|Rank||4-way Advanced Top 10||8,A,Q,F||15,3,G||4,N,22||J,7,B,H||O,13,17||16,K,1||21,D,L,14||6,5,2||12,P,11||10,19,18||Total||Avg|
James "Bu" Klinge has continued in the 4-way Open Class competition at USPA Nationals ever since. He is actually not very far behind Doug Barron's and Andrew Happick's USPA medal collection. He won 4-way Open Class bronze medals with Defiance at the USPA Nationals 2019 - 17 years after his first Intermediate Class gold medal with Juggernaut in 2002.
James Klinge could still match their record by joining one of the U.S. top teams and win gold in 4-way Open. He was back in 4-way action again last year and competed with Bullet at the 4-Way FS Skydiving Championships in Eloy last November.
Carolina Turbo XP is still the only U.S. 4-way team who accomplished the USPA double-gold with exactly the same lineup in two consecutive years.