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The NSL News update was posted more than 22 years ago, and Sherry Butcher and Mark Belmont followed up on the announcement. Aerohio became the first host of the new league in 2000, and three meets were held at different locations in the Great Lakes area.
Sherry Butcher is still running Aerohio, at a different location now, and she is once again ready to support the comeback of the Great Lakes Skydiving League. This time, she is working together with new GLSL Director Nicole Land, who has decided to bring back 4-way events to teams and competitors in the Great Lakes region. She has also support from two assistant directors, local 4-way competitors Erika Woodrum and Ed Ganley. 4-way teams and competitors will conclude the 2023 season at Aerohio, 23 years after the inaugural GLSL event in June 2000.
|Great Lakes Skydiving League 2023||Date||Host|
|Meet 1||May 20th, 2023||Start Skydiving|
|Meet 2||June 3rd, 2023||Cleveland Skydiving Center|
|Meet 3||July 15th, 2023||Start Skydiving|
|Meet 4||August 19th, 2023||Aerohio Skydiving Center|
Seven teams visited Aerohio at the June meet of the Great Lakes Skydiving League 2000. They collected league points according to their rankings at each meet and crowned the league champions by the end of the season and before the USPA Nationals. Most importantly, the participating teams were well prepared for the 4-way competition at the national championships.
Mark Belmont was back with Vertex at the USPA Nationals a year later, once again after the regional GLSL meets. This time, Vertex missed the USPA bronze medals by three points in 4th place of 40 teams. Vertex did not continue after the end of the 2001 season, however, it became even better with a new and strong team in the GLSL region. GLSL team Kaizen competed at all local meets in 2004 and added the July meet of the MidAtlantic Skydiving League, the Karp Cup 2004, to their schedule before competing at the USPA Nationals 2004, where they won the AA/Intermediate Class gold medals for the Great Lakes Skydiving League. The league continued with activities until 2006 and then went into hibernation.
|1||4 Dead in Ohio||Interm.||8||7||9||10||8||6||48||8.0||10|
The Cleveland Skydiving Center is a new host for the Great Lakes Skydiving League, and Aerohio finishes up the 2023 season.
As first GLSL Director Mark Belmont was, Nicole Land is a passionate Formation Skydiving competitor. She has participated in events of the Indoor Cloud League at different locations since 2020, moving up the steps from the Rookie Class categories to competing at the USPA Nationals. Her team Air Raid XP attended three 4-way events in 2022 before placing 10th in the AA/Intermediate Class of the USPA Nationals 2022.
One of her assistant directors, Ed Ganley, even witnessed the early days of the Great Lakes Skydiving League. He and his partner Don Bick Ed competed at two USPA Nationals with their 4-way team Solidair and won the 8-way Intermediate Class competition of 1996 as a guest team. Together they opened the Pittsburgh Skydiving Center and hosted some meets of the Great Lakes Skydiving League.
USPA Nationals 2000
|1||DeLand Tunnel Rage||15||15||22||12||13||15||-||92||15.3|
|10||Pepperell Event Horizon||11||10||10||9||11||10||-||61||10.2|
|10||Hinckley Defcon 4||10||10||11||9||11||10||-||61||10.2|
|15||Wings Of Blue||11||13||8||10||7||6||-||55||9.2|
|20||Da Vinci's Dream||9||10||11||6||9||8||-||53||8.8|
|25||B & B 2000||6||11||8||7||8||7||-||47||7.8|
|29||Elsinore 4 Quest||9||6||10||5||7||7||-||44||7.3|
|32||Hot & Nasty||3||6||7||4||6||5||-||31||5.2|