Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Nationals and Collegiates

USPA National Championships

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 Championships

Dates: 15-30 October 2021
Location: Skydive Arizona

(NOTE: If you are competing in multiple events, you'll need to register for each event separetely)

Meet Administration
Meet Director: Randy Connell
USPA Controller: Steve Hubbard

Chief Judges
Canopy Piloting: MaryLou Laughlin
Formation Skydiving: Jim Rees
Artistic Events: Tamara Koyn
Canopy Formation: Korissa Bomba
Speed Skydiving: Alix Raymond
Wingsuit Flying: Scott Callantine
Accuracy Landing: MaryLou Laughlin


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.

2021 USPA National Collegiate Skydiving Championships

Dates: December 28, 2021 to January 2, 2022
December 27 – Registration (closes at 5pm)
December 28 – Competition Begins
January 2 – Competition Ends
January 2 – Banquet and Awards, after jumping
Location: Skydive Elsinore

Meet Administration:
Meet Director: Randy Connell
Chief Judge: Judy Celaya
USPA Controller: Steve Hubbard