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Did You Know...

... that Julien Degen won 4-way and 8-way double top spots in 2022 and 2023?

Mathieu Bernier and Julien Degen with France 4-way Open in 2008
posted Feb 10th, 2024 - Most of the featured people in the NSL Profiles are former 4-way and 8-way competitors, often world champions and celebrities, and most of them are still active in the sport, one way or another. Some of them are even still active competitors, including reigning world champions Niklas Hemlin (Arizona Airspeed) and Kirk Verner (GKXP8), also NMP PCH HayaBusa's top contenders Dennis Praet and David Grauwels.

Julien Degen was recently added to the featured NSL Profiles, as the NSL News reported on January 30th. He represents the combination of a former world champion, as the profile story pointed out, and the ongoing activity in the sport. He is not a reigning world champion, however, he matched Kirk Verner's speed and skills level when they competed together for Ultim8 at the Weembinamic 2023.

The indoor event at Weembi Lille has been covered comprehensively by the NSL News, and the profile story explained that Weembi Lille is Julien Degen's indoor home project. There was still an aspect of the whole profile picture and the athletic accomplishments that escaped the NSL Profile and NSL News coverage both. The profile story mentioned that Julien Degen, Jeremie Rollett, Guillaume and Mathieu Bernier missed the first double-gold opportunity in 4-way and 8-way at the same world championship by one single point in Maubeuge 2008. He still compensated later for the miss long ego.

Weembinamic 2022
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank 4-way 19,1,16 4,D,5 22,Q,G,A 8,14,13 2,21,18 11,A,3 N,H,O,K,9 15,B,10 6,20,L P,M,J,E,F Total Avg
1 Unicorns FR 22 26 25 21 21 22 44 23 23 65 292 29.2
2 FCUK UK 20 24 26 17 22 22 42 20 22 68 283 28.3
3 Les Chat-toyants FR 20 23 24 19 21 21 38 20 23 67 276 27.6
Rank 8-way 21,10,11 18,15,13 4,M,F,17 16,2,D 9,P,12 C,8,7 N,Q,22,H 5,19,J L,A,K,6 3,1,E Total Avg
1 Ultim8 Weembi FR 20 23 28 28 19 24 24 20 31 43 260 26.0
2 Unexpected Weembi Team FR 19 23 29 20 18 19 26 21 27 43 245 24.5
3 QRFG8 US 20 23 25 23 18 22 23 21 25 35 235 23.5

Unicorns - Ultim8 at the Weembinamic 2022, Video Footage Courtesy of Weembi Lille
Weembinamic double gold in 4-way and 8-way
In fact, Julien Degen has accomplished 4-way and 8-way double-gold sweeps twice in the last two years alone. The NSL News covered the Weembinamic events separately in 2022 and 2023 and did not connect them, even though Julien Degen completed a unique accomplishment at his own two events.

His teams won the 4-way and 8-way events on the traditional leaderboards in both years, and the logistics for indoor double duties are even more challenging compared to outdoor events. Teams at outdoor world championships and world cups have five days to complete the ten competition rounds, while indoor events are usually completed after only two days.

Julien Degen did not only complete the ten 4-way and ten 8-way rounds in these two days and won both events in 2022 and 2023. He always adds some more 10-round commitments with other teams to his indoor agenda, switching back and forth between the winning teams and the additional obligations. He was with two 4-way teams on the podium in 2022 (Unicorns, FCUK) and in 2023 (Black Hole Dynos, Unicorns), next to the extra 20 rounds with other teams in 4-way and 30 more rounds with more 8-way teams in 2022. He completed 30 rounds again with his medal winning 4-way and 8-way teams in November 2023, then added 50 more rounds with other teams for a total of 80 rounds in two days. He may have spent more time in antechamber and flying chamber than he did outside of the windtunnel...

Weembinamic 2023
12345678910TotalAvg
Rank4-wayL,4,20B,14,619,O,D,152,13,511,17,223,P,K,G18,10,1A,H,12,J8,21,16Q,M,F,C,NTotalAvg
1Black Hole Dynos UK 22-123-228  23-121  31  20-129-121-175-329329.3
2ISR Fireflash BE 19  19-227  21  22  29  20  30  21  71-427927.9
3Unicorns Weembi FR 24  26-121-321  21  30  19-129-120-166-227727.7
Rank8-wayG,L,E,3B,14,66,2,P15,4,179,D,8A,21,227,1,11H,19,N,518,F,12M,Q,J,16TotalAvg
1Ultim8 FR 36-125 21 35 23 23 27-122-131 42-328528.5
2After 8 Weembi FR 30-420-321 29-318-121 22-123 25 47 25625.6
3Veloce QRF FR 33 19 18 29 19 19-224-121 20 39 24124.1

Black Hole Dynos - Ultim8 at the Weembinamic 2023, Video Footage Courtesy of Weembi Lille
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