Saturday, September 19, 2020

Nationals and Collegiates

USPA National Championships

Nationals 2020 Update (August 17, 2020)

On August 17, 2020, USPA’s Board of Directors convened a meeting to discuss whether to hold or cancel the 2020 USPA National Championships.

After discussion, the board voted to not hold a National Championships this year.

We appreciate the impassioned responses received from hundreds of members on both sides of the issue.

USPA’s next National Championships will be held October 18-30, 2021 at Skydive Arizona.

Please direct all questions or concerns to competition@uspa.org

2018-2019 Nationals Competitor Survey Results
These are the results from the survey of 875 members who competed at the 2018 and/or 2019 USPA National Championships.

Excel Data (.XLSX)
Graph Data (.PDF)
Comments (.PDF)

 

Following procedures in the Skydiver’s Competition Manual, the national championships are annually awarded through a bid process by the USPA Board of Directors to USPA Group Member drop zones, who then host the championships under USPA supervision. The format of USPA’s championship events varies from year to year. In some years, all disciplines are combined at a single location, scheduled over a 10-14 day period with events conducted concurrently, usually held in the late fall. In other years, there have been as many as three separate championships. For example, in 2015, USPA held its National Parachuting Championships (Canopy Formation, Canopy Piloting and the Style & Accuracy events), a National Skydiving Championships (Artistic and Formation Skydiving events) and a Wingsuit Flying National Championships. Results are used to select USPA members to participate on U.S. Teams for international competition. The National Championships is USPA’s premiere event, giving the skydiving competitors a safe and fair “playing field in the sky,” the skydiving community in general a place and time to “see and be seen,” manufacturers an opportunity to mingle with skydiving competitors, and finally, a venue for the media and general public to see skydiving at its most exciting and very best.


2021 USPA National Parachuting Championships

Dates: 18-30 October 2021
Location: Skydive Arizona
FFI: competition@uspa.org

Meet Administration:
Meet Director: TBD
USPA Controller: Steve Hubbard

 


2021 USPA National Skydiving Championships

Dates: 18-30 October 2021
Location: Skydive Arizona
FFI: competition@uspa.org

Meet Administration:
Meet Director: TBD
USPA Controller: Steve Hubbard

 

Collegiates

The first National Collegiate Parachuting Championships, now named the USPA National Collegiate Skydiving Championships, took place in 1958. USPA has hosted competitions at various locations in the U.S. ever since, promoting safety, competition, sportsmanship, and camaraderie among college skydivers.

The Collegiates provide a great way for college students, generally limited for funding, to compete in skydiving, and many continue on as competitors after graduation. Many of today’s leaders of the sport got their start as college skydivers.

2020 USPA National Collegiate Skydiving Championships
Dates: December 28, 2019 to January 2, 2021
December 27 – Registration (closes at 5pm)
December 28 – Competition Begins
January 2 – Competition Ends
January 2 – Banquet and Awards, after jumping
Location: Skydive Arizona, Eloy, Arizona
FFI: competition@uspa.org

Meet Administration:

Meet Director: Randy Connell
Chief Judge: Jim Rees
USPA Controller: Steve Hubbard