Did You Know...... that the MidAtlantic Skydiving League hosted the 4th annual Karp Cup last weekend?
Karp Cup trophy
On Saturday, July 23, Cross Keys and the Mid Atlantic Skydiving League hosted the 4th annual Karp Cup of Formation Skydiving in honor of Seth Karp, a former Jetstream member, who died in a landing accident resulting from a trapped steering toggle. A total of six teams attended the 2005 event.
Rookie Class team C5 from Chambersburg
After completing the registration of the teams, former Jetstream member Scott Macario spoke to the group of teams and competitors about Seth Karp’s life and his love of competition, followed by a reminder encouraging the competitors to set an example on the drop zone for safety.
The first load left the ground at 9:00 am. The line-up for AA Class teams included Air Pollution, Ranch Fusion, Controlled Descent and Cross Keys. Off Contantly was the team to beat in the A Class, as was the team from Chambersburg, C5, in the Rookie Class.
A Class team Off Constantly
The highest score of the whole meet was posted by pickup team Cross Keys with 13 points in round four. The same team won the AA Class competition at the end of the day with a 10.3 average, followed by Air Pollution with an 8.3 meet average after six rounds. Ranch Fusion was in third place with a 7.2 average, and Controlled Descent finished two points behind with a 6.8 meet average.
AA Class team Controlled Descent
The Karp Cup hosts had a list of generous sponsors that included Bev Suits, Sunpath Products, Wings Containers, Mirage Systems, SkyVenture Orlando, Tony Suits, Vigil AAD, Infinity Container, GOWEAR, Icarus, Performance Designs, Altimaster, and Square 3. It was very inspiring for the participants to have these companies supporting the 4-way competition, and all competitors expressed their gratitude.
Karl Schuch and his training wheels
MASL competitor, director and O2 Project member Karl Schuch was unable to compete in the Karp Cup 2005 and participated only by judging the meet. He had a mountain biking accident the week before the meet, which left him with some titanium plates in his face. He received his very own set of pink training wheels as a gift from his friends of Controlled Descent, Scott Macario, Bob Barnes, Sue Sweetman, and Jack Renaulta. The NSL wishes Karl Schuch good and quick recovery.