The weather did not allow the completion of all six planned rounds, except for one team. The Honey Badgers managed to go through all six Rookie Class sequences.
Two of the five teams came back from previous NPSL seasons, while the three new teams included two Rookie Class lineups.
Those Guys showed up for the first time at the last NPSL meet of the 2011 season and then missed only one of the four meets last year.
Fourcast discontinued and John Kretzschmar joined three HTH members of 2011 (Alissa Olson, Andy Junghans, Greg Heideman) and videographer Nick Halseth in 2012. HTH became Cosmic Debris and won the AA/Intermediate Class gold medals at the USPA Nationals 2012.
May 25th, 2013 Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Total Avg Rank AAA Class F,21,12 3,9,20 10,O,5 17,14,19 M,8,G,K E,15,2 Total Avg 1 Fourcast (US) 8 6 7 6 10 - 37 7.4 Rank AA Class F,21,K 9,20 O,22,C 14,19 M,8,G E,15,2 Total Avg 1 PIIA (US) 8 5 3 2 2 - 20 4.0 2 Those Guys (US) 6 3 2 3 - - 14 3.5 Rank Rookie F,D,L K,B,Q O,C,G H,A,P M,N,F E,J,B Total Avg 1 Honey Badgers (US) 2 1 0 0 3 2 8 1.3 2 3Ring Circus (US) 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 0.2
John Kretzschmar and Alissa Olsen were planning to tackle the AAA Class dive pool as the next step for Cosmic Debris, and last weekend's five rounds offered a great opportunity to get a good idea of the new challenges. Four of the five rounds included four of the six new blocks for them. Each of the first four sequences brought slot switchers either to the front or to the rear piece.
It was a tough start into the AAA Class for the two USPA Intermediate Class champions of 2012, and Round 5 eventually brought some relief with a more familiar sequence...