Chippewa Falls (Press Release) - Chippewa Falls native David Arneberg won a gold medal last week at the 2017 U.S. Parachute Association National Collegiate Parachuting Championships.
According to the United States Parachute Association, the event is the oldest and biggest collegiate skydiving event in the world, held at the Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales.
Arneberg is a cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
The competition drew more than 80 collegiate skydivers from around the country to compete for the title of national champion in four spectacular skydiving disciplines: Formation Skydiving, Vertical Formation Skydiving, Sport Accuracy and Classic Accuracy.
Arneberg and his team, Air Force Storm, took gold in the 4-way open formation skydiving event. 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.
Arneberg is a senior majoring in systems engineering. He has completed more than 600 skydives.