Skydive Chicago’s 8th Annual Rookiefest!
This is the Nationals for beginning skydivers! All rookie skydivers from ANY drop zone are welcome to participate in this 3-way scramble style competition.
Teams change each round based on a random draw, but will always include one experienced ‘coach’ (members from SDC Rhythm XP, SDC Core, Rook Nelson and more!). Scores will be judged by an officially rated judge and prizes are awarded to the top three individuals.
The winner will take home a Rookiefest Trophy that will give the DZ bragging rights that they produce the best students. We invite jumpers from all dropzones to participate. At the end of the first day join us for a brief seminar on topics that cover gear, canopy, exits, safety, competitive skydiving, formation skydiving and more! In the evening come to our famous Tiki bar to enjoy dinner and drinks.
Rookie skydivers can participate in up to 2 Rookiefest Competitions, provided they meet either of these criteria:
- Less than 200 total jumps
- Less than 2 years in the sport as a Rookie
- Pre-Registration (Ends Sept. 30th): $40
- Registration (Oct. 1st-6th): $45
- PLUS 5 jumps @ $25 each
- Discounted Gear Rental: $25/jump (Can only use for the 5 comp. jumps)
Friday, October 6th
6pm: Deadline for registration
9am-6pm: Manifest open to complete registration, pay account, sign waiver
Saturday, October 7th
8am: Manifest opens to complete registration, must be completed before briefing (Please try to complete by Friday evening if possible)
8:30am: Meet time for briefing (in SkyLounge)
Sunday, October 8th
9am: Competition Resumes
Awards ceremony immediately following
The dive pool can be accessed by downloading the “Rhythm Skydiving 101” FREE app, and clicking on 3-way jumps.