Most of the teams competed at Langar in the United Kingdom (26) and in Maubeuge, France (26), and the Sun Path Products NSL News will soon follow up with additional information of those events. Two of the five meets last weekend were smaller ones of the Virginia Parachute Council at Skydive Suffolk and of the Carolina Skydiving League at Triangle Skydiving.
Carolina Turbo XP member Andrew Happick provided the information from Triangle where Rookie Class team Carolina McThuggetz attended the team's third meet this year and posted the highest meet average of the 2014 season.
CASL - July 12th, 2014 Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Total Avg Rank Rookie M,G,L H,O,B J,D,A Q,K,P N,E,H C,F,O Total Avg 1 Carolina McThuggetz (US) CASL 5 7 3 5 7 6 33 5.5 2 Back to the D (US) CASL 6 7 5 3 4 6 31 5.2 3 Beyond Ambition (US) CASL 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0.5
However, he said that the McThuggetz had some competition this time with team Back to the D, the home team, who were actually leading until Round 5. He added that Beyond Ambition consisted of several newly licensed jumpers, with one more experienced member, Nelle Carroll, who has around 200 jumps.
Three other teams competed at Skydive Suffolk at the same time and posted scores on a similar average level in the AA Class. The first VPC meet this year was completely weathered out in May, and Skydive Orange's home team could not attend the meet last weekend. Elizabeth Kang provided the information from Virginia.
VPC - July 12th, 2014 Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Total Avg Rank AA Class 21,4 H,O,13 J,11,D 14,Q,19 15,2 Total Avg 1 V Shock (US) VPC 4 10 6 6 5 31 6.2 2 Suffolk Shaggers (US) VPC 5 4 7 4 4 24 4.8 3 The Afterthoughts (US) VPC 2 1 1 0 - 4 1.0
Ian McKenzie, new DZ manager at Skydive Suffolk, was excited to participate in the meet and led his local pick-up team to a second place finish. They hope to be back for the August meet.
Virginia Skydiving Center's team consisted of the regular participants John and Christi Meyer, together with Camden Gonzalez and new member Mallory McCormick. V Shock had made a few jumps as a team prior to the meet, which were rewarded with the 10-pointer in Round 2.