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Did You Know...

... that former RhEvolution members are chasing each other with U.S. top teams?

Paraclete XP Indoor Championships 2022
posted May 12th, 2022 - The NSL News introduced the new RhEvolution XP lineup a few days ago. Two new members make half of a 4-way team, and only original member and team founder Chris Normandeau is still in the new lineup, together with his 2020/2021 team mate Alex Bucevicius.

The same story pointed out that former RhEvolution members Gorka Amian, Greg Oldendick (Skydive Midwest NEXT) and Chris Webb (SDC Rhythm XP) are now competing against each other for USPA medals on the highest level in the United States.

Their new teams have been facing each other already twice this year, first at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship at the end of February, followed by the FAI Indoor World Cup last month.

Skydive Midwest NEXT finished ahead of SDC Rhythm XP at both indoor events, which was not a big surprise. The complete NEXT lineup is in its second year together, while the new Rhythm lineup was completed at the beginning of this year, as the NSL News reported on January 17th.


Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2022
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank AAA Class F,9,4 G,8,A,C 22,10,J 11,D,6 N,3,M,H 20,P,Q,L 12,17,B 18,2,13 E,7,14 5,19,K Total Avg
1 Arizona Airspeed 39 37 26 29 40 37 31 25 33 33 330 33.0
2 XPG4 30 25 16 24 32 28 20 20 26 25 246 24.6
3 Skydive Midwest NEXT 27 27 18 24 32 29 18 20 24 22 241 24.1
4 Bobba Fat XP 28 24 19 23 31 24 21 19 25 23 237 23.7
5 SDC Rhythm XP 27 27 19 21 28 28 20 19 27 20 236 23.6
6 Golden Knights 33 27 16 21 26 29 22 18 21 19 232 23.2
7 Lucky Chris Take 2 24 22 15 18 22 21 14 15 19 18 188 18.8
8 Sloppy Seconds 23 17 10 16 18 15 14 12 18 15 158 15.8
9 Three Men and a Katie 19 18 13 14 17 16 14 12 18 15 156 15.6
10 Platinum XP 14 15 11 14 15 13 12 10 14 12 130 13.0

Skydive Midwest NEXT - SDC Rhythm XP at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2022
FAI Indoor World Cup 2022
Last year, the current Skydive Midwest NEXT lineup were still facing SDC Rhythm XP with the same lineup that competed for the U.S. delegation at the FAI Tanay Mondial 2020 in August 2021 (Christy Frikken, Doug Barron, Andrew Happick, Steve Lefkowitz, with Justin Wageman on camera).

The only returning Rhythm member, Doug Barron, had even more work to do for recruiting his new Rhythm lineup than Chris Normandeau had for RhEvolution XP. Chris Webb was selected as one of the new Rhythm members and is now starting from behind his former RhEvolution team mate, Gorka Amian.

Chris Webb and former Kaos Theory member Carl Kallgren have not even competed in 4-way Open yet at USPA Nationals, where Skydive Midwest NEXT placed 5th with the current lineup last year. In fact, Carl Kallgren will even skip the AAA/Advanced Class leaderboard this year, after posting USPA scores only in the AA/Intermediate Class competition with his previous team. Looking at the recent history of both teams explains why the head start of Skydive Midwest NEXT at the first two events this year was not a big surprise.


FAI Indoor World Cup 2022
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank 4-way Open Top 10 O,18,14 L,C,F,9 1,J,H,19 3,E,P,Q 20,7,16 2,13,8 17,D,6 N,22,A,G 12,5,11 M,21,4 Total Avg
1 Arizona Airspeed US 29 54 -3 35 41 29 25 39 37 27 30 346 34.6
2 Aerokart Monaco Akdemie FR 25 -1 58 28 -3 39 -2 25 25 33 32 24 28 -2 317 31.7
3 NMP-PCH Hayabusa BE 23 -1 54 -1 30 -1 38 -2 26 23 32 31 -1 24 28 -1 309 30.9
4 ISR FireFlash BE 22 -1 41 -4 27 -2 36 22 -1 21 31 28 21 -1 27 276 27.6
5 Skydive Midwest NEXT US 22 44 28 30 -2 20 -1 22 26 -1 27 20 -1 24 263 26.3
6 HF Flying Circus CZ 21 -1 39 -3 27 -2 33 -1 20 -2 21 28 -1 27 -1 21 23 -2 260 26.0
7 Meraki UK 19 -1 43 25 -1 30 -1 23 20 26 27 20 24 257 25.7
8 Papea Masculino ES 20 -1 41 -1 26 -2 31 21 -1 17 -2 25 -1 27 -1 21 24 253 25.3
9 SDC Rhythm XP US 20 39 -2 25 31 17 -2 20 25 -1 22 18 -2 24 241 24.1
10 Out of the Blue NL 20 39 -2 25 30 17 -2 19 27 23 18 -1 22 240 24.0
10 Echochamber Oceanside SE 19 -1 43 24 -1 31 18 -2 17 -1 26 23 17 -2 22 240 24.0

Skydive Midwest NEXT - SDC Rhythm XP at the FAI Indoor World Cup 2022 - Footage Courtesy of FAI/ISC/Airspace Charleroi
USPA Nationals 2021
Both teams were actually closer to each other than expected at the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2022, where the new Rhythm lineup impressed with the 23.6 average, and Skydive Midwest NEXT were only five points ahead of Rhythm (241 - 236) in February this year. Youngest Rhythm member Carl Kallgren had won the same event a year earlier with an 18.9 average in the AA/Intermediate Class, followed by 13.8 at the USPA Nationals.

Things were different a few months later when both teams met each other again at the FAI Outdoor World Meet. SDC Rhythm XP finished exactly on the same scoring level where Skydive Midwest NEXT were in February. The new difference of 22 points came with a significantly improved NEXT performance in Charleroi, as the NSL News reported on April 27th.

Both teams will be aiming at the runner-up position behind Arizona Airspeed at this year's USPA Nationals. The indoor season is over, and outdoor training has highest priority. Arizona Airspeed plan to offer an opportunity to measure the performance status on the run to the national outdoor championships. The Pre-Nationals of the Texas Skydiving League at the end of July will be extended to an international online event, and Airspeed will invite the international 4-way community to join. It would be an opportunity for Skydive Midwest NEXT and SDC Rhythm XP to check the progression, and for the new RhEvolution XP lineup, as well...


USPA Nationals 2021
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank 4-way Open 13,5,D Q,9,4 F,14,C,10 H,L,20,N 18,22,19 11,J,E,8 6,7,K G,15,12 M,2,21 16,A,P,O Total Avg
1 Arizona Airspeed 22 -2 28 -1 24 30 18 -1 25 26 20 24 35 252 25.2
2 SDC Rhythm XP 26 24 -4 21 -2 27 -1 19 23 26 21 24 -1 29 240 24.0
3 Golden Knights Gold 21 26 20 25 -1 16 23 21 17 16 -1 25 -1 210 21.0
4 The Jets 16 -1 20 -1 18 22 14 17 21 16 19 24 187 18.7
5 Skydive Midwest NEXT 18 21 18 20 14 -1 18 20 14 18 21 -1 182 18.2
6 XPG4 16 19 15 -2 22 13 19 18 14 18 21 175 17.5
7 Elsinore Bullet 16 18 -1 17 20 -1 12 -1 18 18 14 18 22 173 17.3
8 Aviatrixx 13 16 14 12 -3 10 -1 13 13 10 -1 14 16 -1 131 13.1
9 Golden Knights Black 12 -1 12 -3 14 13 -1 11 13 12 10 13 -2 16 -1 126 12.6

SDC Rhythm XP - Skydive Midwest NEXT at the USPA Nationals 2021 - Footage Courtesy of USPA/Omniskore
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