2011 USPA National Championships in Eloy Arizona

The United States Parachute Association (USPA) held its National Skydiving Championships at Skydive Arizona in late October and early November 2011. Competitors enjoyed near-perfect weather throughout and performed many complex maneuvers in a range of categories, including 4-way, 8-way, 10-way, and 16-way formation skydiving; vertical formation skydiving; canopy formation; freefall style & accuracy landing; and the artistic events of freeflying and freestyle. USPA Director of Competition Jim Hayhurst said, “It was a stellar competition; 576 competitors made over 14,000 jumps in 10 action-filled days. USPA awarded 109 gold medals to our 2011 national champions and selected 57 skydivers to our 2012 United States Parachute Team. Deserving special mention was the participation of a young man named Jarrett Martin, a paraplegic who took part in the style and accuracy events and whose courage and competitive spirit inspired us all.” Many of the championship activities can be seen at Skydive-TV.com. In addition to the National Championships, Skydive Arizona also hosted the annual Halloween Boogie at the same time! Here are some of my selects from the Nationals as well as the costume party:

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