Line-Up of Arizona X-Force Team 2017 (in the air)
Arizona X-Force 2017 (from left to right): Seth Studer, Brianne Thompson, Johnny Gunn, and Niklas Daniel together with videographer Keith Fournier. Arizona X-Force will be representing the USA at the FAI World Cup 2017 in Saarlouis (Germany; from Aug. 7–13, 2017).
 
Line-Up of Arizona X-Force Team 2017 (on the ground)
Arizona X-Force 2017 lineup (from left to right): Johnny Gunn, Seth Studer, Keith Fournier (video), Brianne Thompson, and Niklas Daniel.
[photos by Kevin Mitchell]

ARIZONA X-FORCE

Line-Up of Arizona X-Force Team 2017 (in the air)
Arizona X-Force 2017 (from left to right): Seth Studer, Brianne Thompson, Johnny Gunn, and Niklas Daniel together with videographer Keith Fournier. Arizona X-Force will be representing the USA at the FAI World Cup 2017 in Saarlouis (Germany; from Aug. 7–13, 2017).
 
Line-Up of Arizona X-Force Team 2017 (on the ground)
Arizona X-Force 2017 lineup (from left to right): Johnny Gunn, Seth Studer, Keith Fournier (video), Brianne Thompson, and Niklas Daniel.
[photos by Kevin Mitchell]

Arizona X-Force is Skydive Arizona's drop zone sponsored 4-way VFS Open team. It is comprised of five highly experienced skydivers and tunnel flyers who bring enthusiasm and diversity to Skydive Arizona. They are active in the skydiving community as full-time instructors, coaches, and load organizers.

The philosophy of AXIS and X-Force is to encourage a sense of community and approachability for the up and coming jumpers. The focus should be to build a strong foundation of skill sets in an environment that is inclusive, rather than exclusive.

The Team accomplishes this by holding sky & tunnel skill camps (such as Expansion Projects), and hosts small team events throughout the year to encourage novice jumpers to pursue group activities.

 

Video by David Arnett on Vimeo.
 

 

A creative video edit by David Arnett, capturing an X-Force tunnel training session at Skyventure Arizona on Vimeo.

 

4-Way VFS Open randoms and blocks

Videos of all 2016 4-Way VFS Open randoms and blocks, performed by Arizona X-Force, can be found at the end of this page.

ARIZONA X-FORCE
Team members
 

Brianne — Inside Center

Arizona X-Force 2017: Brianne Thompson

Brianne — Inside Center

 

Total Jumps

  • 10,000+
 

Appointments

 

Licenses/Ratings

  • USPA D License,
  • Coach, AFF-I, IAD,
  • Pro rated for 75 sqft.
 

Peak Competition Performances

Formation Skydiving
  • FS 4-Way Open (Women) — Highest average: 19.8 points
    (FAI World Skydiving Championships 2008).
  • FS 4-Way Open — Competition record, female 4-way formation skydiving: 26 points (also national female record)
    (USPA National Championships 2009).
Formation Skydiving indoor
  • FS 4-way Open Indoor — Highest average: 18.3
    (IBA US National Championships 2017).
  • FS 4-way Open Indoor — Single highest scoring round: 24 points
    (IBA US National Championships 2017).
Mixed Formation Skydiving
  • MFS 4-Way Open — Highest average: 12.0 points
    (USPA National Championships 2017).
  • MFS 2-Way Open — Single highest scoring round: 17 points
    (USPA National Championships 2017).
Speed Skydiving
  • Speed Skydiving — Highest speed 347.05 km/h
    (USPA National Championships 2017).
Vertical Formation Skydiving
  • VFS 4-Way Open — Highest average: 14.2 points
    (USPA National Championships 2017).
  • VFS 4-way Open — Single highest scoring round: 22 points
    (US National Championships 2017).
Vertical Formation Skydiving indoor
  • VFS 4-way Open Indoor — Highest average: 23.7 points
    (IBA US National Championships 2017).
  • VFS 4-way Open Indoor — Single highest scoring round: 35 points
    (IBA US National Championships 2017).

Niklas — Outside Center

Arizona X-Force 2017: Niklas Daniel

Niklas — Outside Center

 

Total Jumps

  • 10,000+
 

Appointments

 

Licenses/Ratings

 

Peak Competition Performances

Vertical Formation Skydiving
  • VFS 4-Way Open — Highest average: 21.00 points
    (FAI World Formation Skydiving Championships 2014).
  • VFS 4-Way Open — Single highest scoring round: 27 points
    (FAI World Formation Skydiving Championships 2014).
Vertical Formation Skydiving indoor
  • VFS 4-way Open Indoor — Highest average: 23.7 points
    (IBA US National Championships 2017).
  • VFS 4-way Open Indoor — Single highest scoring round: 35 points
    (IBA US National Championships 2017).
Mixed Formation Skydiving
  • MFS 4-Way Open — Highest average: 12.0 points
    (USPA National Championships 2017).
  • MFS 2-Way Open — Single highest scoring round: 17 points
    (USPA National Championships 2017).
Speed Skydiving
  • Speed Skydiving — Highest speed 447.32 km/h
    (USPA National Championships 2017).
Formation Skydiving indoor
  • FS 4-way Open Indoor — Highest average: 18.3 points
    (IBA US National Championships 2017).
  • FS 4-way Open Indoor — Single highest scoring round: 24 points
    (IBA US National Championships 2017).

Johnny — Point

Arizona X-Force 2017: Johnny Gunn

Johnny — Point

 

Total Jumps

  • 5,000+
 

Licenses/Ratings

  • USPA D License,
  • Coach, AFF-I, Tandem-I, Coach Examiner,
  • Military Free Instructor (MFFI 625), Multi-Mission Parachutist Course Instructor (MMPCI 26),
  • Pro rated for 79 sqft.
 

Peak Competition Performances

Vertical Formation Skydiving
  • VFS 4-Way Open — Highest average: 14.2 points
    (USPA National Championships 2017).
  • VFS 4-way Open — Single highest scoring round: 22 points
    (US National Championships 2017).
Vertical Formation Skydiving indoor
  • VFS 4-way Open Indoor — Highest average: 23.7 points
    (IBA US National Championships 2017).
  • VFS 4-way Open Indoor — Single highest scoring round: 35 points
    (IBA US National Championships 2017).

Seth — Tail

Arizona X-Force 2017: Seth Studer

Seth — Tail

 

Total Jumps

  • 1,500+
 

Licenses/Ratings

  • USPA C License,
  • Coach.
 

Peak Competition Performances

Vertical Formation Skydiving
  • VFS 4-Way Open — Highest average: 14.2 points
    (USPA National Championships 2017).
  • VFS 4-way Open — Single highest scoring round: 22 points
    (US National Championships 2017).
Vertical Formation Skydiving indoor
  • VFS 4-way Open Indoor — Highest average: 23.7 points
    (IBA US National Championships 2017.
  • VFS 4-way Open Indoor — Single highest scoring round: 35 points
    (IBA US National Championships 2017.

Keith — Camera

Arizona X-Force 2017: Keith Fournier

Keith — Camera

 

Total Jumps

  • 5,000+
 

Licenses/Ratings

 

Peak Competition Performances

Mixed Formation Skydiving
  • MFS 4-Way Open — Highest average: 12.0 points
    (USPA National Championships 2017).
  • MFS 2-Way Open — Single highest scoring round: 17 points
    (USPA National Championships 2017).
Vertical Formation Skydiving
  • VFS 4-Way Open — Highest average: 14.5 points
    (USPA National Skydiving Championships 2012).
  • VFS 4-Way Open — Single highest scoring round: 22 points
    (USPA National Skydiving Championships 2012).
Vertical Formation Skydiving indoor
  • VFS 4-way Open Indoor — Highest average: 20.75 points
    (IBA Indoor Skydiving Competition at iFly Seattle 2016).
  • VFS 4-way Open Indoor — Single highest scoring round: 30 points
    (IBA US National Championships 2017).

Videos

 

 

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