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Perris Fury in 4th place received attention before and during the competition, and Mass Defiance presented the sequence of Round 5 for the NSL-TV audience on September 8.
The position of the team from the New England Skydiving League split the leaderboard between the "full-time teams" and the "weekend amateurs" beginning in 5th place. The 19.3 average was an impressive new record result for Mass Defiance and only six points behind the full-timers of the French guest team Aerokart.
Sally Hathaway (Point), Steve Johnson (Center Outside), Jim "Bu" Klinge (Tail), Joey Jones (Center Inside) and Rob Harrick (Camera) had planned to compete at the USPA Nationals 2007 and used the FSL meet to get some competition practice for the complete line-up.
FooZa did not complete the planned 100 training jumps before competing at the USPA Nationals 2007, even though the actual jump number was really close to the goal. The bad weather in Illinois prior to the competition did not allow several teams on site to include some more training jumps in the final event preparation.
The 30-pointer in Round 3 of the FSL August meet was FooZa's highest competition score this year, and the video can now be viewed on NSL-TV. FooZa enjoyed the short and efficient competition season and might even still add the NSL Championship 2007 in DeLand to this year's agenda.
Optic Nerve's player coach Solly Williams won the 8-way silver medals with Knight Trax a few days later and will now represent the USA in 8-way at the World Meet 2008 in France. Robbie Spencer was his Equanimity teammate when they won the 4-way bronze medals for South Africa at the World Meet in 1997.
Team Twisted had bad luck with the camera in Round 2 and had to swallow a zero, which threw the team far behind Optic Nerve.
Optic Nerve and Teiwaz are now both recruiting their line-ups for the NSL Championship 2007, which will continue the never-ending rivalry between two of the longest-standing 4-way teams in the country. Dr. Joel Shugar already confirmed that Solly Williams will be back in Optic's line-up for the annual battle with Teiwaz. He is still looking for the 4th member. Teiwaz has not determined the line-up(s) for the NSL Championship 2007 yet.