First ever Wingsuit Nationals
The first-ever USPA National Championships of Wingsuit Flying wrapped up October 4 at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois. Travis Mickle is the new national champion of performance flying, and his acrobatic team, Wicked Wingsuits, with teammates Simon Repton and Chase Wheeler, is the first acrobatic national champion.
After fighting first clouds and then wind for most of the week, the meet managed to complete all eight rounds of the acrobatic event and six of nine jumps in the performance event.
The acrobatic event included five teams, and the performance event had 32 open competitors and three intermediate competitors. Full acrobatic scores are available on the OmniSkore! website, and performance scores are on the Paralog website.
Look for a complete report on the event in the December Parachutist.