Demonstrators Compete at USPA Nationals 2010


A shot from the video of one of the Team's competition jumps. Using this Camscore system, each team can watch the videos of their jumps as they're being scored. Photo by Chad Wilcox

A shot from the video of one of the Team's competition jumps. Using this Camscore system, each team can watch the videos of their jumps as they're being scored. Photo by Chad Wilcox

It is a testament to how the Team has grown in ability and training in the last decade, that two members of the Gold Demonstration Team were able to attend and compete at USPA Nationals this year at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, IL. SSG Reese Pendleton and SGT Jen Schaben were able to go in between two demonstration weekends and represent the Golden Knights along with the FS team, the Canopy Piloting Team, and the Style and Accuracy Team at the largest skydiving competition in the country. The two competed in Vertical Formation Skydiving, or VFS, in the advanced class, and placed third, earning a bronze medal for the Team.

Both of the Gold Demonstration Team members SGT Jen Schaben and SSG Reese Pendleton receiving their medals for the 4way VFS advanced category. Photo by Chad Wilcox

Both of the Gold Demonstration Team members SGT Jen Schaben and SSG Reese Pendleton receiving their medals for the 4way VFS advanced category. Photo by Chad Wilcox

This is the first time that anyone from the Golden Knights has competed in VFS, which is a new and very difficult discipline within the sport of skydiving. The two were happy to be able to supplement the Team’s representation at Nationals this year, and hope to be able to continue to do so in the future.

The Team member's from right to left: Ivan Castillon from Raeford, NC, SGT Jen Schaben, SSG Reese Pendleton, Steve Vogdes from Sebastian, FL, and Greg Shelton (flying video) from Cross Keys, NJ. Photo by Chad Wilcox

The Team member's from right to left: Ivan Castillon from Raeford, NC, SGT Jen Schaben, SSG Reese Pendleton, Steve Vogdes from Sebastian, FL, and Greg Shelton (flying video) from Cross Keys, NJ. Photo by Chad Wilcox

  • Stephanie

    YES! It’s about time GK represent in VSF!!! This is what the we’ve been waiting to see. Congratulations. Well earned.

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