Five teams were ready to post their first 2014 scores at Skydive City, while additional teams planned to compete in DeLand. The 5-team field in Zephyrhills included many of the Tunnel Kicker participants who have been posting scores for Florida's Indoor Cloud League account at iFLY Orlando month by month.
The AA Class competition had a promising lineup of teams. Skydive City's new home team, ZHills TranZend, has been training with coach Sally Hathaway for a while, and Zunday was prepared to oppose TranZend in the AA Class with Dave Ruffell in the lineup. Former Zunday member Sebastian Jimenez and Indoor Cloud League competitor James Hall were in the Teiwaz lineup.
Apr 19th, 2014 Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total Avg Rank AA Class E,A,M,L N,D,O,K H,F,Q,P C,G,B,J Total Avg 1 Teiwaz AA (US) FSL 16 12 18 20 66 16.5 2 FurtherZeus (US) FSL 8 10 17 12 47 11.8 3 ZHills TranZend (US) FSL 11 10 12 12 45 11.3 4 Zunday (US) FSL 8 10 9 8 35 8.8 5 The Flying Fox (US) FSL 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TranZend coach Sally Hathaway eventually suggested a creeper competition when her team had prepared all six meet sequences and the weather still did not allow any jump planes to take off. Three of the four other teams happily agreed to join the bad weather project, and the improvised meet became more exciting than it could have been expected.
It turned out that the creeper competition became a great exercise for the teams, and it was also very entertaining for the live audience. In addition, there was a good race for the 2nd place. ZHills TranZend had a good start and was leading by three points over Rookie Class team Zeus, as it could be expected.
However, Zeus learned quickly how to move the creepers efficiently and were two points ahead of TranZend after Round 3. The AA Class team won Round 4 but was one point short of catching Zeus. The Florida teams are now eager to get back into freefall after a winter of indoor training and creeper competition...