Part two of the United States Paragliding Nationals was held in Salt Lake City Utah at the Point of the Mountain Flight Park. Event organizers scheduled seven competition days between August 16-22.

This is the second half of the US Paragliding Nationals with the first half of the US Paragliding Nationals being held in Dunlap California between April 27th and May 3rd earlier this year.

Great weather allowed for flying a task everyday which lead to a high scoring event.

According to our calculations (by the way which may or may not be correct) Brad Gunnuscio is the new national champion followed by Eric Reed and Jack Brown. Josh Cohn finished in fourth.

We will be updating this with official results when they are known.

Task 5

August 21, 2009

Josh Cohn won his second task at Salt Lake City but with a mediocre showing at Dunlap, he will be pressed to get on the podium.
Task 5 results are here

Top 10 Unofficial Combined Results – Open Class – Dunalp and SLC
Each Pilots gets to drop one task from each venue as long as four tasks are flown. Grand totals below reflect dropped tasks.
Pilot T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 Grand
Total
Dunlap SLC
Brad Gunnuscio 995 993 963 892 154 507 764 791 911 985 7294
Eric Reed 770 951 898 889 155 781 146 894 909 841 6933
Jack Brown 984 900 958 429 146 542 737 822 808 783 6421
Nate Scales 866 786 982 421 311 799 786 859 470 833 6332
Josh Cohn 824 970 225 718 288 716 800 976 498 1000 6292
Rob Sporrer 833 741 960 1000 82 256 188 619 400 829 5638
Andy Macrae 812 706 867 565 82 265 598 376 676 848 5448
Matt Dadam 166 680 369 887 204 690 797 674 422 838 5139
Pine Pienaar 614 721 865 646 135 414 160 669 129 4224
Bill Hughes 447 666 980 485 159 257 328 368 406 468 4148

Task 4

August 20, 2009

Mads Syndergaard from Denmark won his second task of the competition. Brad Gunnuscio finished 3rd and is still holding a slim lead in the overall.
Task 4 results are here

Top 10 Unofficial Combined Results – Open Class – Dunalp and SLC
Each Pilots gets to drop one task from each venue as long as four tasks are flown. Grand totals below reflect dropped tasks.
Pilot T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T1 T2 T3 T4 Grand
Total
Dunlap SLC
Brad Gunnuscio 995 993 963 892 154 507 764 791 911 6309
Eric Reed 770 951 898 889 155 781 146 894 909 6092
Jack Brown 984 900 958 429 146 542 737 822 808 5638
Nate Scales 866 786 982 421 311 799 786 859 470 5499
Josh Cohn 824 970 225 718 288 716 800 976 498 5292
Rob Sporrer 833 741 960 1000 82 256 188 619 400 4809
Andy Macrae 812 706 867 565 82 265 598 376 676 4600
Matt Dadam 166 680 369 887 204 690 797 674 422 4263
Pine Pienaar 614 721 865 646 0 135 414 160 669 4089
Bill Hughes 447 666 980 485 159 257 328 368 406 3680

Task 3

August 19, 2009

Josh Cohn, Matt Beechinor, and Eric Reed took the top three spots in task 3. Josh narrowly edge out Matt by 7 seconds for first place.
Task 3 results are here

Top 10 Unofficial Combined Results – Open Class – Dunalp and SLC
Each Pilots gets to drop one task from each venue as long as four tasks are flown. Grand totals below reflect dropped tasks.
Pilot Dunlap
Task 1
Dunlap
Task 2
Dunlap
Task 3
Dunlap
Task 4
Dunlap
Task 5
SLC
Task 1
SLC
Task 2
SLC
Task 3
Grand
Total
Dunlap SLC
Brad Gunnuscio 995 993 963 892 154 507 764 791 5905
Nate Scales 866 786 982 421 311 799 786 859 5499
Jack Brown 984 900 958 429 146 542 737 822 5372
Eric Reed 770 951 898 889 155 781 146 894 5329
Josh Cohn 824 970 225 718 288 716 800 976 5292
Rob Sporrer 833 741 960 1000 82 256 188 619 4597
Matt Dadam 166 680 369 887 204 690 797 674 4301
Andy Macrae 812 706 867 565 82 265 598 376 4189
Pine Pienaar 614 721 865 646 135 414 160 3555
Bill Hughes 447 666 980 485 159 257 328 368 3531

Task 2

August 18, 2009

Mads Syndergaard of Denamrk won task two by more than twenty minutes over verteran competition pilot Josh Cohn.

Mads now is in first in the overall (for Salt Lake City) followed by Nates Scales and Josh Cohn.

Remember that these scores will be combined with the results from Dunlap. Mads did not compete in Dunlap so he is over 3,000 points behind the leaders at the end of task two.

Task 2 results are here

Task 1

August 17, 2009

American Nate Scales out flew the gaggle to win the first task of the second half of the nationals. A total of 11 pilots made goal in this 31 mile task.

Task 1 results are here