Competition

The Road Less Traveled - Becoming A Judge

Tag: Feature, Competition, May 2012

For several years now, the number of U.S. judges certified by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (international parachuting’s governing body) has been declining. The U.S. skydiving community faces a very real challenge—it needs more judges, plain and simple. USPA has been planning courses to offer opportunities to existing national and regional judges who may want to upgrade to FAI ratings and to new judge candidates who may want to start on the path. Skydiving needs more people to step up: Are you in? more »

The 2010 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Canopy Piloting

Tag: Feature, Competition, Nationals, November 2010

September 1-4 | Skydive Spaceland, Rosharon, Texas

For the second year in a row, the best swoopers from across the country gathered at the swoop park at Skydive Spaceland in search of the title of National Champion of Canopy Piloting. The Rosharon, Texas, drop zone hosted the 2010 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Canopy Piloting September 1-4, attracting 50 competitors—36 in the open class and 14 in the advanced class. more »

The 2010 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Formation Skydiving, Canopy Formation, Freestyle Skydiving, Freeflying, Freefall Style, Accuracy Landing and Vertical Formation Skydiving

Tag: Feature, Competition, Nationals, November 2010

September 10-24 | Skydive Chicago, Ottawa, Illinois

with Style & Accuracy and Canopy Formation Coverage by Lyndi Leach more »

The 2009 USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships

Tag: Feature, Collegiates, Competition, March 2010

USPA welcomed jumpers to the longest continually running skydiving competition in the U.S.—the USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships—December 28 through January 2. Skydive Spaceland in Rosharon, Texas, hosted the 52nd annual collegiate competition. It was the second year in a row that the DZ hosted collegiates, and more than 100 jumpers competed in a total of 12 categories encompassed by four disciplines (formation skydiving [FS], vertical formation skydiving [VFS], classic and sport accuracy). more »