Wilmington natives win gold, set national record at skydiving championships – WECT

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Two local skydivers took home gold medals at the U.S. Parachute Association’s National Collegiate Parachuting Championships in Arizona.

Jeremy Stanley and Michael Colella, Wilmington natives and cadets in the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, won gold in the six-way formation skydiving event. Their team was able to build a formation in 8.56 seconds, which is a new national record.

Stanley also won gold in the four-way skydiving event with his team.

More than 70 collegiate skydivers participated in this year’s championships in a total of four events.

According to organizers, the U.S. Parachute Association National Collegiate Parachuting Championship is the oldest and biggest collegiate skydiving event in the world.

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