CELINA — Celina resident Brian Nedderman and his team, the Shapeshifters, are the new National Champions of Intermediate 8-Way Formation Skydiving.
The team took gold last week at the 2018 U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois.
The National Championships drew more than 600 skydivers from across the country vying for medals in five different skydiving disciplines. In formation skydiving, eight-person teams exit the airplane more than 2 miles above the ground and race against the clock to form prescribed geometric formations in freefall before opening their parachutes.
Nedderman, 48, has completed more than 2,500 skydives. He works for Crown Equipment Corporation.
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