Wow, so cool to be on the USA Paragliding Team! Check out our page here: http://www.usparaglidingteam.org/team.html
2015 US PARAGLIDING TEAMThe 2015 US Team will be traveling to Roldanillo, Colombia in Janruary to compete in the World Championships (a.k.a. "The Worlds"). The Worlds are held every 2 years, and the best pilots from each country battle it out for their spot on the podium. The level of the competition at the Worlds is amazing. The US Team is selected based on the performance of US Pilots in competitions over the last 2 years, and this ranking is called NTSS, or National Team Selection System. You can view the current NTSS rankings by visiting USHPA.aero. The 2015 Team consists of the following four Pilots plus the team leader.
2015 US TEAM LEADER
2015 Red Bull X-AlpsThe Red Bull X-Alps is the world's toughest adventure race, a bold claim, but one it surely deserves. The concept is a simple one. Athletes must race from Salzburg to Monaco, by foot or paraglider, a straight-line distance of approximately 1,000km. Its simplicity is something that has attracted and tested to the limit some of the world's top adventurers over the last 12 years. Among adventurers, it's known as the ultimate race. It's an incredible challenge, demanding not only expert paragliding skill but extreme endurance. Some athletes will hike over 100km in a day and will have covered over 900km on foot by the time the race is over! Each team consists of one athlete and up to two supporters. No technical or outside assistance is allowed. The support team is just there to help with logistics, food and mental help. For the fans following the action live, the seventh Red Bull X-Alps promises to be an unforgettable spectacle of action. The USA will represented this year by three teams. USA-1, althlete Honza Rejmanek with supporter Jesse Williams. USA-2, Athlete Gavin McClurg with supporter to be announced. USA-2, Athlete Dawn Westrum with supporter to be announced.
USA-1 / Honza Rejmanek Supporter
My training for the Red Bull X-Alps is officially started, and now I'm starting to think about all the details for the race. LOTS of them. Including funding. If you would like to make a donation to the US Paragliding Team (no pressure!), then follow links on the website, or write to:
IF YOU WISH TO DONATE WITH CHECK,
YOU CAN MAIL YOUR CHECK TO:
US Paragliding Team
9680 W Tropicana
Las Vegas NV 89147