Gen. J.R. “Jack” Dailey Honored with 2017 Wright Trophy

Members at the U.S. Parachute Team showed their dominance at two world-level skydiving competitions this summer. First, eight members of the U.S. Canopy Piloting Team headed to the 2017 World Games in Wrocław , Poland, July 20-30. U.S. Team members dominated the top spots. Multiple world champion Nicholas Batsch brought home the gold, with Curt Bartholomew, also a multiple world champion, earning bronze. Two other U.S. Team members, Greg Windmiller and Paul Rodriguez, finished in the top ten out of a field of 36 of the world’s best canopy pilots.

Next, a U.S. Parachute Team delegation of 42 of the country’s most elite skydivers headed to Saarlouis, Germany, August 7-13 for the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Cup of Formation Skydiving, Artistic Events, Canopy Formation and Speed Skydiving. Despite poor weather forcing the meet to end with only a portion of the rounds complete, the U.S. Team still gave an outstanding performance. The U.S. took gold in vertical formation skydiving and 8-way formation skydiving, silver in artistic freeflying and bronze in 4-way formation skydiving.