The 2019 Leapfest International Airborne Competition has now come to an end, and the results are in for the best Team and Individual scores.
Paratroopers from around the world participated in Leapfest, Aug. 3, 2019, West Kingston, R.I. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Deirdre Salvas, 143 AW/PA)
First Place Team:
The U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) team from Fort Campbell, Kentucky – with the winning team total jump time of 48.92. Congratulations Night Stalkers!
Second Place Team:
The Joint Special Forces team from Qatar – with a time of 1:21.15. This was the team’s first time at Leapfest. Congratulations Team Qatar!
Third Place Team:
The Nebraska Army National Guard’s 195th Forward Support Company (Special Operations) (Airborne) team – with a time of 1:25.75.
Soldiers assigned to the Nebraska Army National Guard’s 195th Forward Support Company (Special Operations) (Airborne) jump from a Nebraska Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter during an airborne operations training exercise, Sept. 10, 2016, near Mead, Nebraska. Family and friends of the 195th FSC (SO)(A) were invited to watch the Soldiers complete the day’s training mission. (Nebraska National Guard video by Staff. Sgt. Amy Jacobson)
First Place Individual:
Staff Sgt. Dillon Betchold, 160th SOAR(A) with the winning individual total jump time of 6.97.
Five four-person teams from the 160th SOAR competed in the International Parachute Competition – Leapfest – hosted by the Rhode Island National Guard. More than 70 teams from 13 countries and 17 states competed in the competition. Scores were based on participants’ time to reach three designated targets on the drop zone. #NSDQ
Objavil/a U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command dne Nedelja, 04. avgust 2019
Second Place Individual:
Sgt. Lucas Jimenez Arias, Brigada de Fusileros Paracaidistas, from Mexico with a time of 8.89.
U.S. Army and Mexican Paratroopers pose for a group photo during Leapfest 2019. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Rafael DiCristina, 982nd Combat Camera Company – Airborne)
Third Place Individual:
Sgt. Christopher Schmid, 195th FSC (SO) (A) with a time of 9.87.
A U.S. Army Paratrooper dives to an objective in order to get the least amount of time on target while competing in Leapfest 2019. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua E. Powell, 982nd Combat Camera Company – Airborne)
Congratulations to all the winners, and kudos to all the participants and partners!
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Deirdre Salvas, 143 AW/PA)