Competition is underway here in Deland, Fl, for the first annual Paraclete XP Outdoor Skydiving Championships. Formerly known as the Shamrock Showdown, this skydiving event serves as an early gauge for teams all across the world to see where they stand against other top competitors. This year’s competition includes teams from France, Russia, Great Britain, Norway, Canada, Spain, Qatar, U.A.E., Belgium, Netherlands, Brazil, and Denmark. This is truly a World level competition right here in Florida.
5 rounds of 4way competition were completed today in Deland, and the Golden Knights Female 4way is sitting in 3rd place behind France and Norway in the women’s competition. GKF4 will be representing the USA in Dubai this December, and welcome this opportunity to see where they stand against other National Women’s 4way teams- France, Norway, and Canada. Tomorrow will bring another 5 rounds of competition and GKF4 will fight back to climb the leader board.
The Golden Knights’ 8way Team is not competing in 4way in order to focus on the 8way event. GK8 will go head to head against the Russian 8way Team beginning tomorrow morning. The Russians placed 3rd at the 2011 World Cup where GK8 won Gold. With several World Champions in the lineup, Russia always poses a serious threat, which makes for good competition. Additionally, the battle between USA and Russia dates back to the beginning of skydiving competition. The Dubai 8way team will also be competing, but they are still in the building stages. Stay tuned in to all of the action at http://www.skyleague.com/pages/scores/results.php?event=1&meetNumber=2&nslyear=2012