The fourth and final meet of the 2012 CRCPL was held on Saturday September 8th, 2012 at Skydive Sacramento. The winds were a bit higher than previous meets but it didn’t stop the competition from moving forward and getting all six rounds in. There were 19 competitors with 12 competing in the Pro category and 7 competing in the advanced group. Alex Cashman and Cynthia Currie both competed in their first canopy piloting competition, with Alex getting a cameo in Good Day Sacramento’s news broadcast of the competition. The news clip can be seen here.
Ryan Brownlow of Alter Ego navigates the speed course.
After the competition was over, the judges compiled the results not only for the meet, but for the season ending awards. Adrenaline Obsession was on hand to provide special awards for Distance, Accuracy, and Speed. Adrenaline Obsession along with the league provided a BBQ for all of the league members, judges, DZ staff, and jumpers to celebrate the end of a great 2012 season. The BBQ was complete with night pond swoops and full altitude night jumps.
In the Pro category, Scott Harper won the final meet with strong runs in all six rounds. Jason Sanders came in second place with Paul Rodriguez in third. In addition to the medals, the league was able to pay the top place $100 cash, with $50 going to second place, and $25 going to third place. All of the competitors competed strong with zero yellow cards or red cards. In the Advanced group, Walt Hawkins held off both Whittenburg brothers for first place, with Steve Whittenburg placing second and Will Whittenburg placing third. As with the Pro group, Walt won himself $100 with Steve and Will taking $50 and $25 respectively. Full set of scores can be seen here.
After the meet awards were handed out, Adrenaline Obsession handed out the season awards as follows:
Distance – Longest Distance Round of 2012 (437ft) – Ryan Brownlow
Speed – Fastest Speed Round of 2012 (2.4s) – Paul Rodriguez
Accuracy – Most Consistent of 2012 – Bart Rogowski
Overall Performer for 2012 – Scott Harper
2012 League Standings
After all of the meets were scored, the league handed out medals and prizes for overall league standings. In the Pro group, Scott Harper finished first overall with Ryan Brownlow coming in second, and Jason Sanders coming in third. Scott won himself the equivalent of the 2012 USPA CP Nationals registration fees and jumps. His name will also be added to the perpetual plaque hanging in the office of Skydive Sacramento. In the advanced group, Walt Hawkins held off David Hawley for first place, with David taking second place. Walt earned himself the equivalent of the 2012 USPA CP Nationals registration fees.
Scott Harper-1st Place, Ryan Brownlow-2nd, Jason Sanders (Not Pictured)-3rd
We can’t thank Skydive Sacramento and DZO Pat Garcia enough, along with all of our volunteer judges. Our volunteer judges really make these meets happen. The league is working on plans to have our head judge, Will McDaniel, certified as a regional judge for next season. Stay tuned for dates for the 2013 season. Stay safe out there and we’ll see you next year!