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The Black Cat travel agenda of 2011 was almost like a complete trip around the globe with stops in Dubai (January), Eloy (February), DeLand (March), on home turf in Russia (April, September) and back in Eloy for the USPA Nationals at the end of October. Black Cat is also one of the longest standing teams in the 4way world, and some team members go back as far as 2004 in 4way and even farther back in 8way.
The team name Black Cat appeared on the leaderboard for the first time in 2005 and has been a factor in the international 4way community ever since, even though the Sky Panthers have been dominating the 4way scene in Russia in the same time period.
|USPA Nationals 2011||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|7||Russia Black Cat||19||15||16||19||20||18||15||19||16||26||183||18.3|
Vasily Korotkov, Alexander Kvochur and Evegeny Stashenko introduced new team member Valery Pripilyak at the Valentine's Meet 2011 and have been coaching him in 2011. The scoring progression has been consistent with the new 4way competitor (15.8 - 17.7 - 18.3) at the three meets with the new lineup (Valentines Meet , Shamrock Showdown, USPA Nationals).
Black Cat had re-activated Alexander Golovkin for the Russian Nationals 2011 hoping for a chance to beat the Sky Panthers with the highly experienced lineup. The 23.6 average was significantly higher than earlier in the 2011 season but not enough to win the national title over Sky Panthers. Valery Pripilyak was back in the lineup at the USPA Nationals and posted his highest meet average.
TThrow Down was not eligible for official USPA rankings since former Satori member Katie Woods was in the lineup. The NSL News reported on 29 October 2011 that Katie Woods and Ari Perelman had put together a lineup for the USPA Nationals that would challenge Mass Defiance's 19.3 amateur record average. Genesis/PD Blue members Ian Bobo and Kyle Collins were in the rear piece for Throw Down, while Katie Woods (Point) and Ari Perelman (Center Outside) formed the front piece.
Throw Down came once again very close, just as close as Arizona Divewerkz was in 2008. However, the 19.0 average was also three points short of the standing record, and all four Mass Defiance members, who witnessed the new challenge live in Eloy, will keep the record for another year - or maybe even longer...