August 9, 2022

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A Colorado teen heads to indoor skydiving’s world cup

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This story first appeared in a Colorado Community Media newspaper. The Colorado Sun is an owner of CCM.

 Sydney Kennett steps into the wind tunnel, she adjusts her helmet, reaches her arms out and begins to tip forward.

As the wind reaches 50, 60, then 70 mph, she leans in further until, finally, it lifts her off the ground.

Before long, the wind is at 120 mph and Sydney is flying through the air, flipping upside down and twisting as she adjusts to the space.

Sydney, a 15-year-old professional indoor skydiver from Parker, is training for the world cup in her sport, which will take place April 5-10 in Belgium. It’s only the fourth ever world competition for the relatively new sport, and, already, it’s Sydney’s second time attending as a junior.

“It’s kind of like gymnastics in…

Elliott Wenzler

2022-04-02 04:00:00

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