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Three FSL teams showed up for the May meet, which indicates the start of the hot and humid summer season in Florida. However, the teams on site were much aware of the fact that a total of ten different competitions were taking place at the same time in the USA and in Europe.
Fortunately, the Florida Skydiving League also found support by a new local Formation Skydiving event judge. USPA's Regional Director and national judge, Richard Schachner, had decided earlier this year to discontinue with his judging services for the Florida Skydiving League.
Kirk Knight was the commander of the Golden Knights competition team between 1989 and 1991 and traveled with the team to the world meet in Spain 1989. He is still very active and used the opportunity of a slow meet pace to make several 4-way skydives while the teams were busy with their competition jumps.
The progression between March and May (6.3 - 6.7 - 8.8) was even more impressive, and Skydive City's A Class team ended up in the top spot of the whole A Class leaderboard of last weekend's events. The total of 13 A Class teams included teams from the Southwest Skydiving League, Austria and Germany.
However, ZT Mal4mations had a great start into the competition and mastered the opening sequence with the team's most unpopular Block 8 (Canadian T - Canadian T) better than ever before at a meet. Exit problems followed in the next rounds and did not allow the Miami team to get past their previous meet results.
The Teiwaz members were following the meet action in Germany on-line and had a great competition going with X-Ray Remscheid and the German Army team (Bundeswehr). However, the even more exciting news came when Austria provided the scores of last weekend's event on Monday.
The results of last weekend's competition had both teams finish even closer to each other. Monkey Circus posted a 14.2 average after six rounds, and Teiwaz Lake Wales won by one single point with a 14.3 average. Both teams already checked the meet calendar and found out that there is a chance for a tie-breaker. The NSL Calendar of Events shows that both Austria and the Florida Skydiving League have scheduled meets for August 19.
The small meet at Skydive City produced last weekend's winner in the A Class, and Teiwaz Lake Wales finished in 3rd place out of the 24 teams in the AAA Class. More meet stories of the past weekend will follow, while the preparations for the upcoming weekend are already in full swing. The coming events include a high-profile competition in Denmark with the DaneZ and also the Belgian Nationals 2006 with Spa Hayabusa and NMPV.