... that the Northwest came back with vengeance at iFLY Seattle?
Outscored in February: FSL group at iFLY Orlando
posted Mar 1st, 2013 -
The Northwest Skydiving League at iFLY Seattle came back with vengeance after losing the January battle with the Florida Skydiving League at iFLY Orlando by one single point. In fact, the total score of 118 points for the February sequences is the highest results for the NWSL group so far, and it was enough to outscore Florida by nine points.
The scores at iFLY Orlando weren't bad either and would have been enough to beat the Northwest in all previous but two meets. The indoor game is tied now after the first two meets of the 2013 season. The next sequences for the month of March will be posted next week.
Deb Correia reported for the Northwest Skydiving League from iFLY Seattle.
The NWSL group held its first session on February 20 at iFLY Seattle with eight participants: Jay Alspach, Dmitry Rudchenko, Kelli Alspach, Vanessa Howell, Bill Clem, Laura Brown, Bill Selig and Erin Wenzel. David Zhang, Vasiliy Boulytchev, Dave Correia and Deb Correia were the player coaches.
It was a mixed group that required a lot of organization to ensure everyone was flying in the correct division with a nice mix of learning and contributing to the scores of the duel with iFLY Orlando. As usual, the groups change every month, so the first session always involves figuring out the fall rate in addition to the dive flow.
Bill Selig had organized a group that got together with coach Deb Correia on February 18, and the group did 2way drills working on Side Bodies and Cats as an introduction to building this month's featured Random Formation, the Hook (K). No doubt that this training session contributed to the NWSL success in February.
NWSL iFLY Seattle - Rookie A
NWSL iFLY Seattle - AA Class
February winner: NWSL group at iFLY Seattle
After posting the initial NWSL scores on February 22 and seeing that the Florida Skydiving League was currently two points ahead, Deb Correia and her coaches hastily organized a second session. With less experience in the AAA Class than the FSL group, she knew her group needed to improve the scores in some of the other divisions to have a chance to win February's duel.
The coaches put out a call to those who had already competed on February 20, and Bill Selig and Laura Brown both stepped up to fly another session. Jonathan Clark, who has participated in the past, and Kat Molik, who was doing her very first 4way in the tunnel, both committed to the winning session, along with coaches Deb Correia, Dave Correia, Carolyn Chow and David Zhang.
This group upped the scores dramatically. The Rookie A Class score went from a 9-pointer to a 20-pointer, and the Rookie AA Class lineup added five points (14 to 19). This move took the pressure off for the NWSL AAA Class lineup. Deb Correia, Dave Correia, Carolyn Chow and David Zhang eventually flew the AA and AAA Class sequences during the same tunnel session and added the missing points to outscore Florida.