Wyoming native wins gold at skydiving championships | People
WYOMING, OH (FOX19) - A Cincinnati and Wyoming neighborhood native took the gold metal in the oldest and biggest collegiate skydiving event in the world.
Katrina Buckner won a gold medal in the two-way formation skydiving event at the 2012 U.S. Parachute Association National Collegiate Parachuting Championships.
Nearly 100 fearless collegiate skydivers from around the country put their books aside over the winter break to compete at the national championships, pushing their aerial skills to the limit and competing for the title of national champion in four spectacular skydiving disciplines: Formation Skydiving, Vertical Formation Skydiving, Sport Accuracy and Classic Accuracy.
In formation skydiving, the team leaps from an aircraft more than two miles above the ground and then races against the clock to form prescribed geometric formations in freefall before opening their parachutes.
The competition took place at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, south of Phoenix.
Buckner is a senior at the University of South Carolina, majoring in nursing. She has completed more than 100 skydives.