TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A West Point cadet originally from Tucson won a gold medal for accuracy at a national competition of collegiate skydivers recently in Eloy, AZ.
Rachel Kinnison was among 73 skydivers from around the country competing in the National Collegiate Parachuting Championships at Skydive Arizona.
Kinnison, a sophomore mechanical engineering major at the U.S. Military Academy, won the sport accuracy event, one of four disciplines. The others are classic accuracy, formation skydiving and vertical formation skydiving.
In sport accuracy, skydivers try to land as close as possible to a target while flying across the ground at high speed.