Did You Know...... that Teiwaz Lake Wales won the Skins Game in round eight of the Shamrock Showdown?
posted Apr 7th, 2006 - The new NSL-TV show features round eight of the FSL Shamrock Showdown 2006. This time, the video files of the top teams have to be uploaded at a later time. Only Team Fastrax can already be viewed with round eight.
Teiwaz Lake Wales had the team's most successful round of the meet when looking at the Skins Game of the Shamrock Showdown. The same line-up that had competed at the NSL Championship of SkyQuest 2005, with Kris Byrne (Point), Robert Chromy (Tail), Kurt Gaebel (Center Inside), and Anton Kovalev (Center Outside), was already on track to a new Teiwaz 10-round record average.
Teiwaz Lake Wales
However, it was pure coincidence that the same four Teiwaz members happened to be available on the Shamrock Showdown weekend once again. Kris Byrne did not train with her own team that weekend. She trains and competes with Team Select, former Fastrax Select, which will represent the USA at this year's World Meet in Germany.
Anton Kovalev used to train and compete with the Russian Team Synairgy. He has recently spent a lot of time at SkyVenture Orlando. The construction of a new SkyVenture wind tunnel in Moscow, Russia, is almost completed, and Anton Kovalev trains in Orlando to become a tunnel instructor in Moscow.
The highest score in round eight after handicap was rewarded with two free team jumps for Teiwaz at Skydive DeLand, $100 cash from Florida Gourmet Foods and SkyVenture Orlando tunnel time.
There was an additional fun factor involved in this most recent Teiwaz appearance. Long-time rival Optic Nerve, with eye surgeon and NSL supporter Dr. Joel Shugar, was also present at the Shamrock Showdown, and both teams fought it out once again in DeLand. The NSL News will soon follow up with the whole story of probably the longest running 4-way rivalry in the history of NSL 4-way competition.
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