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2019 USIS National Championship Final Results

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The following list acknowledges the top 3 finishers for each event. For a full list of athlete placements and round by round scores, go to http://competition-scores.iflyvb.com:8888/intime/homepage.htm.
Dynamic 2-Way- Advanced
Park Air- 597.4Shred Sisters-  571.9Cali Fly Girls- 512.2
Dynamic 2-Way- Open
iFLY Aspire- 590.5Icaro- 535.0Atmosphere XP- 528.5
Dynamic 4-Way- Open
Prana Vayu- 590.7iFLY C-Squared Y Icaro- 564.2Return Flyers TM-  553.5
Freestyle- Intermediate
Doug Wilson- 58.5Jill Knutson- 53.7
Freestyle- Junior Intermediate
Charlie Bomar- 55.6

SDC Core Sets New VFS 4-Way Single Round World Record

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As the first day of VFS 4-way competition came to a close at the 2019 USIS National Indoor Skydiving Championships hosted by iFly Virginia Beach, SDC Core (Rook Nelson, Dusty Hanks, Jason Russell and Stephanie Strange) turned in a score of 63 formations in the 8thround.  Pending ratification by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), this blistering performance sets a new FAI World Record for this type of record.  This accomplishment will also be the North American Continental record.  SDC Core set the previous record of 56 formations in 2017 during the 2nd FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships.



Q & A With USIS Junior Athlete Sydney Kennett

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Q & A With USIS Junior Athlete Sydney Kennett 


How did you first get into the sport of indoor skydiving?
Sydney: “My dad used to show me movies of skydiving growing up so I’ve always been really interested in flying.  He was an old school “free flier” and looked funny sit flying or on his head.  Then he took me.  I remember the first time getting to fly was when I was four years old and I just loved it.  About four years later we started up at what was then called Kids Club at iFLY and that is where I met my first coach and things just took off.  I just loved learning how to fly.”

What was it like to win your first National Championship for Junior Freestyle?
Sydney: “It is honestly very humbling because there are so many great competitors and each bring a unique aspect of flying to their routines.  I think everyone did amazing.”
Who do you train with?
Sydney: “I’ve had many great coaches over the years Preston Drake, Mike Silva, the whole Wittenberg family, all of the Denver crew Alex C…

Official 2018 WCIS US Team Roster

All athletes/teams below will be competing at the 2018 FAI World Cup of Indoor skydiving in Zallaq, Bahrain.

Open Vertical Formation Skydiving

SDC Core:

(Silver medal (4-way VFS) at 2017 WISC and Gold Medal (4-way VFS) at 2016 WCIS)

Michael Russell (Captain)
Stephanie Strange
Dustin Hanks
Matthew Nelson



Open Freestyle
Blake Cullen

Amberly Brown

Reese Willson
(Gold medal winner, Freestyle Open at 2014 WCIS)

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USIS Q & A with 2-Way-Dynamic team Daniel Cordido and Dusty Shaw

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In their first time competing together at the 2018 Indoor Skydiving National Championship Danielle Cordido and Dusty Shaw finished fourth in the Open Dynamic-2-way competition. Their placement qualified them for the upcoming 2019 FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving, where they will compete against the best flyers in the world.

How did you both get into indoor skydiving?

Daniel: It was sort of an accident. In 2012, I was looking for more work and a friend of mine showed me a job listing for iFLY. I originally applied for a CSR position, but the manager at the time said they needed an instructor. At first, I rejected it because I didn’t know what I was getting into, but after he explained all that went into it I eventually accepted it. 

Dusty: Once I graduated high school I went to get my skydiving license. I applied to iFLY in Austin Texas and they actually denied me at first, so I started bartending and waiting tables. One day I heard about a position opening up, I applied again and got th…

US Indoor Skydiving welcomes all athletes to compete in 2019 Open National Championship

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With the 2019 USIS Open National Championship coming up in January, all indoor skydiving athletes no matter what skill level are welcome to compete.

For a third consecutive year, the USIS National Championship will be hosted by iFLY Virginia Beach, and for a second consecutive year the FS portion will be hosted by Paraclete XP. The Events at iFLY Virginia Beach will take place from January 11-13 and will include Vertical Formation Skydiving 2-Way/4-Way, Freestyle, Junior Freestyle, Dynamic 2-Way/4-Way and best trick.
The date for Paraclete XP’s events have not been set, but they are expected to take place mid to late February. Events will include 4-Way/8-Way Formation Skydiving and 4-Way Vertical Formation Skydiving. Events at both venues are broken up into four different skill levels: rookie, intermediate, advanced and open. This allows athletes who participate to compete with each other within the skill level their comfortable with.
Junior specific categories are available in the fr…