Did You Know...... that the Golden Knights delegation maintains the Formation Skydiving power position?
Last Airspeed FS sweep in 2008
image by: Omniskore
Airspeed still won the other three events (4 - 8 - 16) in 2009 and bronze in 10way. However, the Golden Knights were on their way to take over the dominating position at the USPA Nationals.
The 8way lineup of the US Army then won the USPA Nationals 2010, which became the foundation of the upcoming power shift. Airspeed still won the other three events the same year, and then the Airspeed dominance was over.
FS power shift in 2011: Golden Knights 16way lineup
The Golden Knights delegation was even stronger in 2012 and had hardly any competition in 8way and 16way on Airspeed's home turf last year. Three sets of gold medals went again to North Carolina, and the female lineup of the Golden Knights added a bronze medal in 4way Open.
The USPA Nationals 2013 have been a copy of last year's event so far. The GKXP 16way lineup is almost identical with last year's (Kirk Verner, Matthew Davidson, Kurt Isenbarger, Larry Miller, Angela Nichols, Brian Krause, Scott Janise, Josh Coleman, Sean Sweeney, John D’Annunzio, Matt McLean, Laura Dickmeyer, Michael LaRoche, Justin Blewitt, Dannielle Woosley, Jennifer Schaben, Jeshua Stahler, Matthew Navarro on camera), and the US Army walked away with new 16way gold medals.
Golden Knights 16way lineup this week
image by: USPA/Omniskore/Skydive Chicago
The 10way competition is now in full swing, and chances are just as little that any other lineup can beat the Golden Knights in this event. The US Army team won the first round clearly. The complete 8way lineup competes together with Angela Nichols and her team videographer Scott Janise, Matthew Navorro is on camera.