With three of the four meets completed for the season, the race for the best season overall placings is heating up. the top placing PRO and Amateur win the title of Season Champion, a sweet plaque, and have their registration and competition jumps paid at USPA Nationals.
We calculate the season overalls by assigning a point value to each place. 1st place is worth 100, second place is worth 98.5 and so on. At the end of the season your lowest placing is dropped.
In the PRO Class, Curt Bartholomew and Gage Galle have 1st and 2nd locked down. The race in this class is for the third place slot. Albert Berchtold is sitting in 3rd with 285 points. That’s a 7 point lead on Justin Price in fourth and 8 points over Scott Harper who is also in the hunt for a podium seat this season. If Justin or Scott can secure a top place and beat Albert by a few spots the podium is still in reach.
In the Amateur class, Ben Lowe and Rob Harris are sitting in first and second respectively. They’re likely to keep places on the podium, but which ones will depend on how well they do at meet 4. Stephen Perry is sitting in third overall and hoping to hold on or move up with a good performance next month. In fourth place is Pawel Piotrowski who was leading the Amateur class going into meet 3, but unfortunately he took a tumble coming out of the speed course early in the meet and couldn’t finish. His tumble earned him a broken rib so while he’s still within reach of the podium with a good performance in meet 4, his return this season is questionable. Also in the hunt is Ross Brilakis currently sitting in fifth. If we look down the list we also see a sleeping giant in tenth place. Fraser Feltner with two third place finishes could spring back up to the podium with a strong placement in meet four. The season is definitely not over for these guys and we’re likely to see some shuffling around of the places at the fourth meet.
The Amateurs are all also looking for a solid finish to the season as the top placing Amateurs will move up to the PRO class at the end of the season.
The season standings can be found here http://controltower.io/flcpa/season/