What an amazing start to the 2013 season! Fourty-eight competitors arrived from around the world to compete in Z-Hills this past weekend. Twenty-five competitors entered the Amatuer class and Twenty-three entered the PRO class. Saturday morning was a chilly start at 7:00am which started as the sun peeked over the horizon. The competition started with the speed event where US Army Golden Knight Greg Windmiller set a new Florida state speed record with the fastest time of the meet at 2.476 seconds. As the winds rotated around through the afternoon the tail wind of speed turned into a crosswind, and eventually to a headwind for the last round of distance. Paul Rodriguez of Southern California established a new record at 95.36 meters during the second round of the distance event.
Sunday morning was a chilly one in Florida. The start was delayed about an hour due to frost! We managed to complete the first round of Accuracy and about 1/2 of the second round before the winds kicked up over the limits and ended the meet.
At the end of the 5 rounds Jerry Hannon from New York had worked his way into third place overall. Albert Berchtold secured the second place and Brian McNenney took home the gold medal as the victor of the first FLCPA of the 2013 season.
A big thanks to our Judges; Jolene, Eric, Dan, Ori, Cindy, & Kevin. Our meet host Skydive City, and our FLCPA league supporters; Performance Designs, Mirage, and Adrenaline Obsession. Full results for the meet can be found here.