Skydive Fargo Active Members

 Amy
   Cart Time: 10+ hours Driver Since: July, 2006

First Jump: Summer, 2014  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: Golf Cart driver license, Video Editor
 Why do you drive skydivers?: Because it's fun!
 
 Amy Marquardt
 Jumps: 150+ Club Member Since: Summer, 2009

First Jump: Summer, 2009  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A-License, most landings in a bean field

 Skydiving records:
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation, Female - 3 way (2010)
 Why do you skydive?: It's the most empowering feeling I've ever experienced-to overcome the fear, and the challenges skydiving presents makes life worth going through- Plus the view's great!
 
 Ardell Tweed
 Jumps: 3300+ Club Member Since: 1992

First Jump:1975 

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A-5314, B-10711, C-13204, D-6026, Commercial Pilot, Tandem Instructor, Static Line Instructor, FAA Senior Rigger, 12FF-2915, 24FF -1086, CCR-441, DW-138, GW-4410

 Skydiving records:
    Iowa State Record - Largest Formation - 60 way (2004)
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Highest Altitude - 14,500' (2010)
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Largest Formation - 12 way (2010)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 16 way (2001)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 17 way (2008)

 

 Why do you skydive?:
 
 Becky Baird
 Jumps: 2000+ Club Member Since: Summer, 1999

First Jump: Summer, 1999  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A & D-License, Static Line Instructor, Student of the Year 2001, Skydiver of the Year 2005

 Skydiving records:
    Arizona State Record - Largest Formation, Head-down, Female - 41 way (2010)
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Highest Altitude, Female - 14,500' (2010)
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Largest Formation FS - 12 way (2010)
    Nebraska State Record - Largest Formation, Head-down, Female - 4 way (2010)
    Nebraska State Record - Largest Formation, Head-down - 10 way (2012)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation, FS - 17 way (2008)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation, FS, Female - 3 way (2010)
    North Dakota "Official" State Record - Largest Formation, Head-down - 2 way (2010)
    Wisconsin State Record - Largest Formation, Head-down - 8 way (2012)

    U.S. National Record - Largest Formation, Head-down, Female - 41 way (2010)

    World Record - Largest Formation, Head-down, Female - 41 way (2010)

 Competitions:
    1st Place, Skydive Twin Cities Freefly Games, 2w VFS (2007)
    1st Place, Skydive Arizona Valentine's Day FS Money Meet, Intermediate, Team Ninja Cow (2012)
    1st Place, Cornhusker State Games, 4 way FS, Team Ninja Cow (2012)
    1st Place, Cornhusker State Games, 2 way VFS, Team B-Dub (2012)
 Why do you skydive?: It introduced me to a whole new perspective on life and I love the challenge.
 
 Bill Ufkin
   Jumps: 1300+ Club Member Since: Summer, 2009

First Jump:  1989

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: 84408, D16168, Coach-Examiner, Static Line Instructor-Examiner, Pro
 Why do you skydive?: Too young to golf, Too old to stop
 
 Brad "Stu" Heim
 Jumps: 3000+ Club Member Since: 1994

First Jump: Summer, 1992  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: D-License, Commercial Pilot, PRO Rated, Tandem Instructor, Static Line Instructor

 Skydiving records:
    North Dakota State Record - Highest Altitude - 16,500' (2010)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 16 way (2001)

 Why do you skydive?: Because Iím too short to play basketball !!
 
 Chris Gourde
 Jumps: 1000+ Club Member Since: 1998

First Jump:1998 

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: D-License, Static Line Instructor, PRO Rated, Videographer, Coach Course Director, Skydiver of the Year 2008

 Skydiving records:
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Highest Altitude - 14,500' (2010)
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Largest Formation - 12 way (2010)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 16 way (2001)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 17 way (2008)

 Why do you skydive?:
 
 Cliff Cornelius
   Jumps: 1100+ Club Member Since: 1991

First Jump: 1991  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: D-License, Dropzone go to Guy, Packer, Man of Leisure, Skydiver of the Year 2006

 Skydiving records:
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 17 way (2008)
 Why do you skydive?:  For the thrill of it.
 
 Cory Fale
   Jumps: 115+ Club Member Since: Summer, 2010

First Jump: 2009  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A-License
 Why do you skydive?:
 
 Cory Weidman
 Jumps: 200+ Club Member Since: August 9, 2008

First Jump: August 9, 2008  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A-License
 Why do you skydive?: I have this itch that needs to be scratched...
 
 Craig Odenbach
 Jumps: 1600+ Club Member Since: 1992

First Jump: 1992  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: D-License

Skydiving Records:
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Highest Altitude - 14,500' (2010)
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Largest Formation - 12 way (2010)
 Why do you skydive?:
 
 Don Solberg
   Jumps: 1000+ Club Member Since: 1964

First Jump: 1964  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: D-License, Founding Member of Skydive Fargo
 Why do you skydive?
 
 Dave "Swoop" Sornsin
 Jumps: 1400+ Club Member Since: April, 1981

First Jump: April, 1981  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: D-License, Tandem Instructor, Static Line Instructor, Coach Course Director

 Skydiving records:
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Highest Altitude - 14,500' (2010)
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Largest Formation - 12 way (2010)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 16 way (2001)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 17 way (2008)

 Why do you skydive?: Man small. Why fall? Skies call. Thatís all.
 
 Greg Arens
     Jumps: 250+ Club Member Since: Summer, 2010

First Jump: 2010  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: C-License, Coach, FAA Senior Rigger
 Why do you skydive?: Because the real world is so damn boring.
 
 Gregory Bodensteiner
   Jumps: 400+ Club Member Since: July 22, 2007

First Jump: July 22, 2007  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A-License, Student of the Year 2007

 Skydiving Records:
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Highest Altitude - 14,500' (2010)
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Largest Formation - 12 way (2010)

 Competitions:
    1st Place, Skydive Fargo Scrambles (2010)
 Why do you skydive?: You only live once. There is no tomorrow. Its awesome. Pick one.
 
 Hans Nielsen
 Jumps: 100+ Club Member Since: Summer 2010

First Jump: December, 1997  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: B-License
 Why do you skydive?: Why do you skydive?: For that moment when I step off the aircraft into the air; for the moment when falling turns into flying; for how alive it makes me feel.
 
 James "Padre" Cheney
   Jumps: 1 Flying Skydivers Since: Summer, 2005

First Jump: Summer, 2005  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: M.A., M.Div., B.S., B.A., NDSU Newman Center Pastor (www.ndsunewman.org), U.S. Navy Chaplain
2500 hr. Commercial Pilot: Instrument Multi & Single Engine Land
C180, C182, C206, C210, C340, C401, C402, C414, BE-35, A-36, PA-24R-260 & more Pipers
 Why did you jump?: Transformational Therapy
 Why do you fly skydivers?
: I really enjoy the people at Skydive Fargo. It remains a nice place for me to get away from the pace of life. Two, the proper throttle advancement methodology of the Super-Cessna is spiritual; spiritual health is a force multiplier for mission readiness - journey to the stars...
 
 Jamie Lund
 Jumps: 100+ Club Member Since: Summer 2010

First Jump: 2008  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A License
 Why do you skydive?: Freefall is amazing! No two jumps are the same and it always keeps you coming back for more.
 
 Jason Hanson
   Jumps: 200+ Club Member Since: Summer, 2010

First Jump: January, 2010   

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A-License

 Commercial Pilot: Airplane Single & Multi-Engine Land, Single Engine Sea, Rotorcraft-Helicopter, Instrument Airplane & Helicopter

 Certified Flight Instructor: Airplane Single & Multi-Engine, Rotorcraft-Helicopter,  Instrument Airplane & Helicopter

 Why do you skydive?: What's the point of flying if you can't jump out one in a while?
 
 Jerry "Fish" Fischer

   Jumps: 1000+ Club Member Since:

First Jump:   

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: D-License

 Skydiving records:
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Highest Altitude - 14,500' (2010)
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Largest Formation - 12 way (2010)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 17 way (2008)
 Why do you skydive?:
 
 Jerry "Iceman" Jenson
   Jumps: 1002+ Club Member Since: June, 1992

First Jump: June, 1992  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: D-License, Static Line Instructor

Skydiving records:
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 16 way (2001)

 Why do you skydive?: Don't chicks think it's cool?
 
 Jim "Jimmy" Krogh
Kermit the Frog  Jumps: 3000+ Club Member Since: August 6, 1986

First Jump: August 6, 1986  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: D-License, Static Line Instructor, PRO rated, El Cap#657, KTHI #?

National Sport Accuracy Champion 2001, 2003

 Skydiving records:
    Kentucky State Record - Largest Canopy Formation - 8 way Stack
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Highest Altitude - 14,500' (2010)
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Largest Formation - 12 way (2010)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 16 way (2001)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 17 way (2008)

 Why do you skydive?: Because I have no other life

My frog story:
I wasnít always this way, although some people did call me a toad behind my back. It was the morning after the glow stick incident that I woke up looking like this. The webbed appendages are great, no need for booties or batwings. But, the green color gets old and the ďKiss me Iím really a princeĒ just doesnít work. The moral of the story is: Never piss off manifest. Hop on a load with me sometime!

 
 Justin Morrell
 Jumps: 1000+ Club Member Since: Summer 2006

First Jump: 1999  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A, C, D License, Coach, Tandem Instructor

 Skydiving Records:
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Highest Altitude - 14,500' (2010)
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Largest Formation - 12 way (2010)

 Competitions:
    1st Place, Skydive Fargo Scrambles (2010)
 Why do you skydive?: FREEDOM
 
 Karen Prestegord

 Jumps: 58+ Club Member Since: September 15, 2002

First Jump: September 15, 2002  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A License, Student of the Year 2005

Club Social Director

 Why do you skydive?:
 
 Kyle "Whuff" Marple
 Jumps: 1640+ Club Member Since:

First Jump

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: D License, Tandem Instructor, Coach
 Why do you skydive?: Itís a little stronger than coffee!!!!!!!!!!!, ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
 
 Lord
   Jumps: 0 Club Member Since: 1995

 

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: Survived being hit by a car, only dog allowed in the hangar
 Why do you hang around with skydivers?: Because they feed me
 
 Marlys Cornelius
   Jumps: 3+ Manifesting Since: 1992

First Jump: 1991  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: Manifest, Scheduling, ability to put up with a bunch of skydivers
 Why do you hang around with skydivers?: I think of it as the ultimate challenge. If I can deal with skydivers day after day and still not turn a single one of them into a frog, I will have achieved the pinnacle of self-control.
 
 Matt Shroyer

 Jumps: 787+ Club Member Since: Summer, 2004

First Jump: Summer, 2004  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A, C, D License, Tandem Instructor, Student of the Year 2006

 Skydiving records:
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 17 way (2008)
 Why do you skydive?: Helps me to relax and it is a good way to clear my head. Plus you can't beat the view.
 
 Mike Ceynar
 Jumps: 800+ Club Member Since: 1986

First Jump: 1986  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: D-License

 Skydiving records:
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 17 way (2008)
 Why do you skydive?: Because fishing is so dam boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 Missy Fale
   Jumps: 115+ Club Member Since: Spring, 2010

First Jump: 2010  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A-License

 Skydiving records:
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation, Female - 3 way (2010)
 Why do you skydive?: It's the most fun you can have with your clothes on and a close second with your clothes off.
 
 Nels Forsman
 Jumps: 2200+ Club Member Since: 1993

First Jump: 1973  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: D-License, Static Line Instructor, Skydiver of the Year 1997

 Skydiving records:
    Arizona State Record - Largest Formation - 82 way
    Arizona State Record - Largest Sequential Formation - 2 point 74 way
    Florida State Record - Largest POPS Formation - 84 way (2009)
    Iowa State Record - Largest Formation - 60 way (2004)
    Illinois State Record - Largest POPS Formation - 81 way (2008)
    Illinois State Record - Largest Sequential - 2 point 107 way (2009)
    Nebraska State POPS Record - Largest Formation - 12 way (2009)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 16 way (2001)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 17 way (2008)
    World Record - 4 point Jet Formation - 24 way (1999)

 Why do you skydive?: Because I can't run.
 
 Ron "RonO" Olson
   Jumps: 4000+ Club Member Since: 1990

First Jump: June, 1973  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: D-License, Static Line Instructor, PRO Rated, SCR, SCS, CSCR

 Skydiving records:
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Highest Altitude - 14,500' (2010)
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Largest Formation - 12 way (2010)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 16 way (2001)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 17 way (2008)

 Why do you skydive?: Knees in the breeze!
 
 Scott "Sasquatch" Ellis
   Jumps: 2600+ Club Member Since: 4/29/1992

First Jump: 4/29/1992  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A, B, D-License and yes ladies I'm a POP!
 Why do you skydive?: Everyone I know either skydives or has kids... so that one's a no-brainer. And great stress relief (unlike kids!).
 
 Shawn Francis
 Jumps: 40+ Club Member Since: Summer, 2009

First Jump: Summer, 2009  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A-License, Student of the Year 2009
 Why do you skydive?: Because I am cool.
 
 Terry Peoples
   Jumps: 700+ Club Member Since: April 28, 2007

First Jump: April 28, 2007 

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A, B, & C-License, Coach, Tandem Instructor, Student of the Year 2008

 Skydiving Records:
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Highest Altitude - 14,500' (2010)
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Largest Formation - 12 way (2010)
 Why do you skydive?: For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
 
 Tim "Timmay" Estenson
 Jumps: 1600+ Club Member Since: May, 2002

First Jump: May, 2002  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A & D-License, Tandem Instructor, Coach, FAA Senior Rigger, Student of the Year 2002, Skydiver of the Year 2007

 Skydiving records:
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Highest Altitude - 14,500' (2010)
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Largest Formation (Videographer) - 12 way (2010)
    North Dakota State Record - Highest Altitude - 16,500' (2010)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation - 17 way (2008)
    North Dakota "Official" State Record - Largest Formation, Head-down (Videographer) - 2 way (2010)

 Competitions:
    1st Place, Skydive Fargo Accuracy Competition (2010)
 Why do you skydive?: A better question is: Why don't you skydive?
 
 Tom Hill
   Jumps: 200+ Club Member Since:

First Jump:  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: D-License, FAA Senior Rigger
 Why do you skydive?:
 
 Travis Stahlecker
 Jumps: 500+ Club Member Since: 2001

First Jump: 2000 

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A-License
 Why do you skydive?: "The people & and I can't  stop."
 
 Wade Baird
 Jumps: 3500+ Club Member Since: July 1st, 2002

First Jump: July 2nd, 2002  

 License, Ratings, & Accomplishments: A, C, & D-License, Coach, Static Line Instructor, Videographer, USPA PRO rated, Student of the Year 2002, Skydiver of the Year 2007, Skydiver of the Year 2011

 Skydiving records:
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Highest Altitude - 14,500' (2010)
    Minnesota "Official" State Record - Largest Formation, FS - 12 way (2010)
    Nebraska State Record - Largest Formation, Head-down - 10 way (July, 2012)
    North Dakota State Record - Highest Altitude - 16,500' (2010)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation, FS - 17 way (2008)
    North Dakota State Record - Largest Formation, Female (Videographer) - 3 way (2010)
    North Dakota "Official" State Record - Largest Formation, Head-down - 2 way (2010)
    Washington State Record - Largest Formation, Head-down - 13 way (September, 2012)
    Wisconsin State Record - Largest Formation, Head-down - 8 way (August, 2012)

 Competitions:
    1st Place, Skydive Twin Cities Freefly Games, 2w VFS (2007)
    1st Place, Skydive Arizona Valentine's Day FS Money Meet, Intermediate, Team Ninja Cow (2012)
    1st Place, Skydive Arizona Freefly Money Meet, Intermediate (2012)
    1st Place, Cornhusker State Games, 4 way FS, Team Ninja Cow (2012)
    1st Place, Cornhusker State Games, 2 way VFS, Team B-Dub (2012)
 Why do you skydive?: It allows me to relax and forget about the real world, and I love the challenge.
 

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