Parachute Team: At the National Collegiate Parachuting Championships, the team made 697 successful jumps and earned a total of 13 medals and set three national and Arizona state records. In the Team Classic Accuracy event, cadets earned 4 Gold and 4 Bronze medals. The Firstie Team also set a new collegiate national record en route to their Gold, registering a .43m total, and breaking the record USAFA set last year of .65m. In the Masters Individual Classic Accuracy event, the Firsties team swept all three medals. Cadet Kurt Yeager won the Gold, breaking his own record from last year (.17m) with a .10m total, and that makes him a three-time National Champion in Accuracy. Cadet Ben Garlick took the Silver with a .12m total, and Cadet Christian Beckler took the Bronze with a .21m total. Cadet Garlick also set a new collegiate national record for consecutive jump total with .02m. In the Intermediate Individual Classic Accuracy event, Cadet Sam Strader ‘14 won the Gold medal with a score of .32m and in the Novice Individual Sport Accuracy Cadet Sara Vagie ‘15 took the Bronze medal.
Photo: Members and Coaches of the WPPT break for lunch provided by the WPS and WPPC of Southern Arizona.
Snowboard Club: The Snowboard Club went on its first trip this weekend after a long reorganizational week. The club went to nearby Windham Mountain to practice for the upcoming competitions. Some members practiced racing techniques for Boarder Cross races, while others spent time in the terrain park to prepare for Slope style.