Her NSL Tunnel Kicker program at iFLY Dallas has been very successful, as new participants have been joining her group month by month. She said that the events are still gaining momentum generating new local skydivers and tunnel flyers.
She had 23 participants in May, and the June event filled up within a day after posting the details. There is even a substantial standby list, which is a good problem to have, Amanda Lampton said.
May 2014 AAA Class AA Class A Class Rookie AAA Rookie AA Rookie A Total Rank Teams O,E,14,3 O,E,N,14 O,E,9 O,E,N M,O,E M,O Total 1 iFLY Orlando (US) 18 24 21(-1) 20 23(-1) 29(-3) 135 2 Skydive Arena (CZ) 20 26 31 20 15 18 130 3 iFLY Seattle (US) 16 22 24 18 13 19 112 4 iFLY SF Bay (US) 18 19 17 12 19 20 105 5 iFLY Dallas (US) 18 11(-1) 15 11 14 - 69 6 SkyVenture New Hampshire (US) 6(-1) 3 8(-4) 10(-4) 16(-4) 15 58 7 SkyVenture Montreal (CA) - 23 - - - - 23
Three of the player coaches (Amanda Lampton, Mike Hotchkiss, Lucas King) then joined forces with Scott Latinis who was in town by coincidence at the time of the iFLY Dallas Tunnel Kicker. He had a training weekend planned with his team shortly after the Indoor Cloud League night. The coaches posted another 18-pointer for the AAA Class sequence that matched the AAA Class scores from iFLY Orlando and iFLY SF Bay.
Charles Wilkin and Mike Hotchkiss have been training and competing at the AA/Intermediate Class level in the past years. They won the USPA Nationals 2013 with Dallas Khaos Khobalt. They are now collecting their first experiences with the AAA Class dive pool, and the slot switching sequence for May was a serious test.
The group of participants also included Katherine Diaz who used the indoor event for a comeback, as many other competitors have done. She used to train in 4way and 8way but has not jumped in years. Her friend Emily Lookadoo was just getting back into the indoor and outdoor air after her last child started walking, and she convinced Katherine Diaz to try the NSL Tunnel Kicker. They both ended up in the Rookie AAA Class lineup with coach Scott Levy and posted the best score for iFLY Dallas in this category.