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Dawn English was the first female 4-way competitor who proved to the skydiving world that women can be just as successful in the sport, which is dominated by male athletes. There have been other female 4-way competitors in the history of Formation Skydiving competition, as the French all-female ...
Chris Farina grew up in Rochester, NY, until he moved to California to attend college in San Jose. He graduated from college in 1996 with a B.S. Accounting degree and then spent two years working in public accounting to become a Certified Public Accountant. He left public accounting for a ...
The name Marin Ferre has been around in SKYLEAGUE.COM news stories ever since the website went on-line. In fact, Marin Ferre was a Formation Skydiving competitor long before the National Skydiving League was founded. He was coming to the end of his career as a member of the French national teams ...
Christy Frikken is the Center Outside for Perris Fury and the 2007 Skydiver of the Year. The Skydiving Magazine reward for her accomplishments in the sport is a good reason to follow up with her up-close and personal NSL Profile. The Skydiving Magazine explained the reasons for the selection of ...
"Craig Girard with his 7th gold medal has now become the most successful Formation Skydiving competitor in the history of the sport. He has five gold medals in 8-way and two in 4-way. The NSL News is still working on his profile..." This paragraph was posted by the NSL News during the aftermath ...
It is almost impossible to separate the career stories of the Grauwels brothers David and Andy from each other. Their names stand for Hayabusa, and Hayabusa has never been without David and Andy Grauwels. However, David is the older brother, and his NSL Profile was first. Andy Grauwels is the ...
It is almost impossible to separate the career stories of the Grauwels brothers David and Andy from each other. Their names stand for Hayabusa, and Hayabusa has never been without David and Andy Grauwels. However, David is the older brother, and his NSL Profile will be first. David Grauwels is ...
Everybody who has read the latest Skydiving magazine is probably familiar with the name John Hoover and his position with the Golden Knights. However, not many people would be able to identify the modest and quiet young man at a drop zone. People who have met him in person remember him. Hoover's ...
Born In Swindon, England, on February 9, 1981, Thomas Hughes grew up on a farm, heavily involved in water skiing. His first competition experiences came from water skiing, as well. After already competing for a few years in England, he moved to Florida and continued competing in the water skiing ...
Not all of the NSL Profiles introduce only current and former 4-way and 8-way world champions... Sven Ibens from Belgium could have been a 4-way world champion if he had continued with Hayabusa. Two of the current members, 4-way indoor and outdoor world champions Andy and David Grauwels, were ...
A static line skydive had a big impact on Joey Jones. As a matter of fact, that first skydive changed the course of his life forever. Jones was on active duty with the Marines in 1989 when he made his first static line skydive in Normon, Oklahoma. He was hooked. Jones continued to learn to ...
Mark Kirkby is the longest standing Arizona Airspeed member. In fact, he is one of the founding fathers of this amazing ever evolving skydiving project. He made his first jump with the British light infantry display team "Trailblazers" at the Thruxton DZ in the United Kingdom in 1985. His first ...
The special people who get their place on the NSL Profiles pages are not only world champions, even though there are many of them, who surely deserve the attention and the credit. There are many passionate skydivers who have dedicated almost their whole lives to the sport, not only to become a ...
Brian "BK" Krause calls himself a "Golden Knight 101", and this explains almost everything. He has retired from the U.S. Army and now works in the marketing department of Sun Path Products. However, any conversation with him makes you feel that his heart is actually still with the Golden ...
Michel Lemay is one of the most humble Formation Skydiving competitors in the history of the sport. He has been competing for over 30 years and is still performing on the top level in the world. His team Evolution placed 5th at the World Meet 2010 in Menzelinsk, Russia, with a 24.0 average. He has ...
John McIver started skydiving in 1987, at the Tilstock Airfield, Sport Parachute Centre. He joined a few mates on a static-line round course. They jumped from a Helio Courier, and John didn't enjoy the first jump due to being really scared. All he remembered was that it was very loud: "The ...
Some of the most interesting stories come from ordinary beginnings. For Alan Metni, reading a newspaper advertisement had a profound and lasting effect on the rest of his life. A young man on his way to becoming an attorney would follow a different path and become a world-class skydiver within 10 ...
A FAIRY-TALE STORY: FROM NOWHERE TO 4-WAY WORLD CHAMPION IN 4 YEARS Natasha Montgomery caught the NSL News attention for the first time in May 2004. That was 18 months after she had made her first skydive in November 2002. The NSL News story on May 26, 2004, covered the third meet of the ...