Paragliding National Champions - Race to Goal

Starting in 2015, the National Champion earned the most total NTSS points from their best two US national championship events. Prior to 2015 the National Champion achieved the highest score at the National Championship event(s).

Year Location Class National Champion Glider Scores
2019 Applegate, OR & Chelan, WA Competition Josh Cohn Flow Spectra

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Sport Dustin Pachura 777 Queen 2

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B Class Galen Kirkpatrick UP Summit XC4

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Women Lindsay Matush Advance Sigma 10

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2017 Woodrat Mtn, OR Competition Michal (Kansas) Hammel Ozone Enzo 2

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C Class Christo Johnson Advance Sigma 10

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B Class Ty Gunnlaugsson Gin Carrera

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Women Bianca Heinrich Niviuk Peak 4

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2016 Woodrat Mtn, OR & Chelan, WA Competition Jared Anderson Ozone Enzo 2

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B Class Lindsay Holden Ozone Rush 4

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Women Bianca Heinrich Ozone Delta 2 & Niviuk Peak 4

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2015 Woodrat Mtn, OR & Owens Valley, CA Competition Mitch Riley Ozone Enzo 2

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C Class Tavis Gustafson UP Trango XC3

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Women Bianca Heinrich Ozone Delta 2 pdf
2014 Chelan, WA Competition Nick Greece Ozone Enzo 2
Sport Dustin Pachura Gin Carrera
Women Meredyth Malocsay Niviuk Icepeak 7
2013 Dunlap, CA Open Josh Cohn Gin Boomerang 9
Sport Mitchell Riley Ozone Delta 2
Women Lisa Dickinson Paraavis Joy
2012 Woodrat Mountain, OR Open Arnold Frankenberger Niviuk Icepeak 6 pdf
Sport Luis Rosenkjer Gradient Aspen 4 pdf
Women Melanie Pfister Niviuk Artik 3 pdf
2011 Texas Lonestar & Red Rocks, UT Men Eric Reed Ozone R10.2 pdf
Women Kari Castle Ozone Delta
2010 Chelan, WA & Sun Valley, ID Men Jack Brown Ozone R10.2 pdf
Women Melanie Pfister    
2009 Dunlap, CA & Inspo, UT Men Brad Gunnuscio Niviuk Icepeak 3 pdf
Women Meredith Malocsay    
2008 Owens Valley, CA Men Dean Stratton UP Edge  
Women Meredith Malocsay    
2007 Lakeview, OR Men Dean Stratton UP Targa 3  
Women Kari Castle    
2006 Sun Valley, ID Men Matt Dadam Gin Boomerang Sport  
Women Cherie Silvera    
2005 Chelan, WA Men Bill Belcourt Gin Boomerang 3  
Women Cherie Silvera    
2004 Inspiration Point, UT Men Len Szafaryn Gin Boomerang 3  
Women Kari Castle    
2003 Telluride, CO Men Eric Reed Gin Boomerang 3  
Women Kari Castle    
2002 Owens Valley, CA Men Len Szafaryn Gin Boomerang 2  
Women Kari Castle    
2001 Chelan, WA Men Scotty Marion Gin Boomerang  
Women Kari Castle    
2000 Aspen, CO   None (blown out)    
1999 Aspen, CO Men Josh Cohn Pro Design Mad Max  
Women Jill Nephew    
1998 Lakeview, OR Men Gary Brock Airwave XXX  
Women Mary Anne Karren    
1997 King Mountain, ID Men Othar Lawrence Firebird Cult  
Women Mary Anne Karren    
1996 Chelan, WA Men Dave Bridges Edel Sector  
Women Lizzy Opitz    
1995 Chelan, WA Men Dave Bridges Edel Energy  
Women Jennifer Toms    
1994 Aspen, CO Men Scott Amy Airwave Rave Race  
Women Kari Castle    
1993 Aspen, CO Men Bob Schick Edel Rainbow  
1992 Owens Valley, CA Men Bob England Apco Xtra  
1991 Owens Valley, CA Men Mitch McAleer UP Katana  
1990 Point of the Mountain, UT Men Ed Pitman Comet CX  
1989 Point of the Mountain, UT Men (tie) Mark Axen | John Bouchard ITV Saphir (both)  
1988 Point of the Mountain, UT Men Chuck Smith Feral Square 9  

 

US Paragliding National Series Champions: 2012-2014

The National Series Champion earned the most total NTSS points from their best two sanctioned US paragliding competitions that calendar year.

Year Class National Series Champion Glider Calc
2014 Open Brad Gunnuscio Gin Boomerang 9
Sport TJ Sopher Ozone Delta 2
Women Lisa Dickinson Niviuk Artik 3
2013 Open Josh Cohn Gin Boomerang 9
Sport William Deley Gradient Aspen 4
Women Lisa Dickinson Niviuk Artik 3
2012 Open Josh Cohn Niviuk Icepeak 6
Sport Sandy Coleman Advance Sigma 8
Women Michele McCullough UP Summit XC2

 

Historical results are being researched and will be posted as soon as completed. If you have information about a National Champion not included, or additional information/clarification, please email tech@ushpa.org.

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