Local skydiving teams secure gold in national competition - Tucson News Now

Local skydiving teams secure gold in national competition

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(Source: USPA.org) (Source: USPA.org)

By Brandon Murphy, Tucson News Now intern

ELOY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Two local skydiving teams take home the gold during the 2013 U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships held last week at Skydive Chicago, approximately an hour west of the city.

The teams, Arizona Airspeed who won the 4-way formation skydiving, and Arizona Arsenal who conquered vertical formation skydiving are both based and continually practice out of Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

The National Skydiving Championships, which is often looked at as the country's biggest, and most prestigious skydiving championship, hosts more than 600 competitors for a period of 10 days. Some of the categories within the competition include artistic freestyle, formation skydiving, and landing accuracy.   

As winners of this years championships, the Eloy based teams have secured a spot on the U.S. Parachute Team which will represent the United States at next years World Parachuting Championships. 

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