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Anybody 60+ ever compete or win a medal in 4-way?

 


elightle  (D 5966)

Jan 4, 2012, 9:10 AM
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Just wondered if anybody 60 or over had ever competed or won a medal at Nationals. My guess is no, but you never know.


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WGore  (D 3379)

Jan 4, 2012, 1:25 PM
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Just wondered if anybody 60 or over had ever competed or won a medal at Nationals. My guess is no, but you never know.

There was guy on the CA 4-way, Peanut Butter and Jelly, later the Thunderbow Team, at several of the first National champs that was 58 IIRC in 1970. They were 2nd that year, won in 71' and were 2nd in 72'. That doesn't meet your criteria but close. When you figure that was round parachute days and skydiving was a little more rough and tumble, an accomplishment for sure.


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Jan 4, 2012, 2:12 PM
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Hi Bob,

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There was guy on the CA 4-way, Peanut Butter and Jelly,

I have this faint memory that his first name was Roy and his last name sounded sort of like it might have been Native American.

That's all I got,

Edit to add: Roy Starbird

JerryBaumchen


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midgetdivet  (D 25711)

Jan 4, 2012, 4:18 PM
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Dan Pillasch actively competes and has done pretty well for himself for decades. We were teammates in 2010. Plus he has one sexy moustache...


masterrigger1  (D 14167)

Jan 5, 2012, 3:32 AM
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Just wondered if anybody 60 or over had ever competed or won a medal at Nationals. My guess is no, but you never know.

Yep! Bruce Travis from NC.
Both Bruce and Dan P have a lot in common. Both still going strong and actively competing.

MEL


elightle  (D 5966)

Jan 5, 2012, 7:14 AM
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Yep! Bruce Travis from NC.
Both Bruce and Dan P have a lot in common. Both still going strong and actively competing.

MEL

Thanks! How old are Bruce and Dan? And have they won medals past the age of 60?


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masterrigger1  (D 14167)

Jan 5, 2012, 7:33 AM
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Thanks! How old are Bruce and Dan? And have they won medals past the age of 60?

Bruce is mid to late '60s..more towards late.
And yes he has Medaled in the last few years!
He jumps at Skydive Carolina and has been part of several different teams there that have been at several National comps.

MEL


WGore  (D 3379)

Jan 5, 2012, 8:06 AM
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Hi Bob,

Quote:
There was guy on the CA 4-way, Peanut Butter and Jelly,

I have this faint memory that his first name was Roy and his last name sounded sort of like it might have been Native American.

That's all I got,

Edit to add: Roy Starbird

JerryBaumchen

Jerry, I believe you are pretty close. His first name was Roy. He was an architect if IIRC.


elightle  (D 5966)

Jan 5, 2012, 9:26 AM
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Bruce is mid to late '60s..more towards late.
And yes he has Medaled in the last few years!

Cool! Did he medal in 4-way?


masterrigger1  (D 14167)

Jan 5, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Cool! Did he medal in 4-way?

I think in both 4 and 8 way...

MEL


elightle  (D 5966)

Jan 5, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Cool! Did he medal in 4-way?

I think in both 4 and 8 way...

MEL

That's great!


jurgencamps  (D License)

Jan 7, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Jos De Visser, now 76, competed every year in the Belgian nationals FS 4, except last year (due to an old injury)


oldwomanc6

Jan 7, 2012, 8:43 PM
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Jos De Visser, now 76, competed every year in the Belgian nationals FS 4, except last year (due to an old injury)

Well, when you're 76, all injuries are old. Tongue

Sorry, couldn't resist. Angelic


elightle  (D 5966)

Jan 9, 2012, 7:31 AM
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Jos De Visser, now 76, competed every year in the Belgian nationals FS 4, except last year (due to an old injury)

Good stuff!



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