The NSL News reported by then: "Zero Tolerance Miami, with Helena Poleo, Guido Marti, Jeff Bacigaludo and Robert Stoky, placed third with a 4.7 average, tying the round six highscore of six points. It was their first competition ever." It was the Intermediate Class competition in 2001, and ZeroT continued in the A Class later on.
The press release gives the impression that this decision was a result of a late night discussion with adult beverages possibly involved. However, ZT Mal4mations is getting ready for the 2006 season in Florida, and the Florida Skydiving League looks forward to welcome the Miami team at the 2006 season opener in two weeks.
Dr. Dutch Stryker (tail) chaired the name change committee: "There were many names submitted but it came down to two choices, Team Fred and ZT Mal4mations".
Dr. Stryker went on to say how the final voting resulted in a tied score and that a sophisticated auto blind randomizer system was put into action to break the deadlock. Team coach and supermodel Pam Manos was seen shaking her head and muttering "only in Florida".
Ana Sang (Point), Dutch Stryker (Tail), Lance Smith (Outside Center), Gary "The Hand" Hansen (Inside Center), Alex Batista (Video).
Keeping to the traditions of the past, ZT Mal4mations will introduce new skydivers into the line-up as schedules allow, but rumors abound that the great Pam Manos herself may well play a guest star role in the April meet taking the Outside Center position.
Skydive Miami’s Fred Whitsett was unavailable for comment.