Rookiefest 2021

This is the Nationals for beginning skydivers. All rookie skydivers from any dropzone are welcome to participate in this 3-way scrambles 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 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.
To be eligible to participate you must have met the following requirements as of September 2020 (so as long as you would have been eligible to compete last year you can participate this year):
Rookie skydivers can participate in up to 2 Rookiefest Competitions, provided they meet either of these criteria:
• Less than 200 total jumps OR
• Less than 2 years in the sport as a Rookie
Registration is now closed!
Also fill out the google form HERE so we can ensure appropriate gear and coach match-ups!
Pre-Registration (Ends August 13th): $60
• Registration (September 10th): $75
• PLUS 5 jumps @ $25 each
Discounted Gear Rental:
$35/jump (Can only use for the 5 comp. jumps)
*includes: rig, helmet, jumpsuit and pack job

Friday, September 10th

  • 6pm: Deadline for registration
  • 9am-6pm: Manifest open to complete registration, pay account, sign waiver

Saturday, September 11th

  • 7:00 am: Manifest opens to complete registration, must be completed before briefing (Please try to complete by Friday evening if possible)
  • 8:00 am: Meet time for briefing (in auditorium)

Sunday, September 12th

  • 8:00 am: Competition Resumes

Awards ceremony immediately following.

It is important to fill out the the Google Form for this event as well. It will help us determine jumper pairing to ensure the most fair competition. Please fill that out right here:

The event is finished.


Sep 11 - 12 2021


All Day


Skydive Chicago


Skydive Chicago

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