Local Skydiving team wins National Championship, earns slots on US Parachute Team – Valley News

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Will Kitto, Taylor Cole, Sean Jones, Eric Gallan, Glenn Fafard and their videographer are the members of Elsinore’s ‘Too Wrapped Up’ team. USPA/Daniel Angulo.

LAKE ELSINORE – A local skydiving team recently won two gold medals in 4-way canopy formation skydiving at the U.S. Parachute Association National Parachuting Championships that completed last week at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina. The team, Elsinore Too Wrapped Up, won the national championship for the third consecutive year. Their win earns them slots on the prestigious U.S. Parachute Team that will compete at the 2018 World Parachuting Championships in Australia.

In canopy formation skydiving, teams of four skydivers deploy their parachutes immediately after jumping from the plane and build formations as quickly as possible while holding onto each other’s canopies. A videographer flies alongside to capture the action. The team won gold in both the 4-way rotations and 4-way sequential events.

Elsinore skydiving team, ‘Too Wrapped Up’ recently won two gold medals in 4-way canopy formation skydiving at the U.S. Parachute Association National Parachuting Championships. USPA/Daniel Angulo.

Too Wrapped Up members are Will Kitto of Irvine, Taylor Cole of Rancho Cucamonga, Sean Jones of Corona, Eric Gallan of Fallbrook and Glenn Fafard of Riverside. The team trains locally at Skydive Elsinore.

Immediately on the heels of the Parachuting Championships are the 2017 USPA National Skydiving Championships, which includes multiple freefall competitions, happening now at Skydive Perris. Nearly 500 of the country’s top skydivers are heading to Perris for the biggest and most thrilling skydiving competition in the country. The event continues through Saturday, Sept. 30, and is free and open to the public.

For more information on making a first jump or to find a skydiving center near you, visit www.uspa.org or call 800-371-USPA.

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