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Did You Know...

... that Carolina Turbo XP could be on USPA medal course?

   
    Carolina Turbo XP prepares for Round 5
posted Sep 14th, 2013 - There is no question who will win the AAA/Open Class gold medals at the USPA Nationals 2013, and SDC Rhythm XP will most likely take the 2nd place on the leaderboard. However, the fact that Rhythm is not eligible for USPA medals creates a more interesting battle for the other two top USPA spots.

Paraclete XP4 is probably the safest bet for the 3rd place on the leaderboard and silver medals without any major troubles. It becomes really interesting when it comes to the bronze medals. Carolina Turbo XP's turn into a professional skydiving work and team environment is showing results.

The bronze medals are more than in reach. Turbo has caught up with the Golden Knights who won the 2012 bronze medals and are still holding off last year's challenger DNR, at least for the moment.BORDER=0 height=73 width=630
Carolina Turbo XP Rd. 3
Carolina Turbo XP Rd. 4

USPA Nationals 2012Rd. 1Rd. 2Rd. 3Rd. 4Rd. 5Rd. 6Rd. 7Rd. 8Rd. 9Rd. 10TotalAvg
RankAAA/Open Class3,B,K,HF,7,22O,4,D,13A,M,11,8N,P,G,19L,20,15,16,J6,21,1218,17,10E,C,Q,15TotalAvg
1Arizona Airspeed (US)30282423 34 222819203726526.5
2SDC Rhythm XP (US)30242324 25 212517193023823.8
3Evolution (CA)24202221 22 192616183322122.1
4Golden Knights (US)23222022 24 172116172620820.8
5DNR (US)26221922 22 172315172420720.7
6Paraclete XP4 (US)22191720 23 171915152319019.0
7Carolina Turbo XP (US)22181619 21 152015141917917.9
7AZ Plosion (US)21171719 21 171715132217917.9
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Tough repeat battle between DNR and AZ Prime    
Turbo is even within striking distance of Paraclete XP4 who are much stronger than last year. It was a slower start for the young team in Ottawa, however, the pace and quality in Round 3 and Round 4 was on medal level, as the videos are showing.

There is a new contender for the bronze medals. Last year's AZplosion members Ari Perelman and Nick Grillet have joined forces with Don Burnette and hired Shannon Pilcher as a player coach. DNR, with original Mass Defiance member John Silva replacing Steve Johnston, have their hands full to keep up and close.

Carolina Turbo XP is gaining momentum and confidence and makes little mistakes causing hardly any point deductions. It could become the first time for Turbo to win USPA medals in USPA's Open Class...

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