IAC Collegiate Program Chair, Jordan Ashley, offers his congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Collegiate Championships. The collegiate eagle trophies will be presented to the recipients at the IAC Member Gathering in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at AirVenture on Friday, July 28, 2023. The results of the championships have been verified and are as follows:
|1st: Metropolitan State University of Denver||2nd: University of North Dakota||3rd: U.S. Air Force Academy|
|1st: Ryan Tierney||2nd: Palmer Timmons||3rd: Dylan Beal|
The collegiate competition program is intended to increase the flying safety and encourage interest in aerobatics among college-age students. It is the intent of this program to sharpen pilot skills in the categories where they can be the most rewarded in terms of pilot ability and collegiate recognition. The program is also intended to be a springboard for competitors to continue their pursuit of aerobatics upon leaving the collegiate environment.
The two awards serve to recognize skill and proficiency for the collegiate aerobatic competitor. The Collegiate National Championship Team Award recognizes the highest-scoring U.S. Collegiate Team. The Individual Collegiate National Champion Award recognizes the top three individual collegiate competitors in Sportsman or higher category. To qualify, a competitor must be a full-time undergraduate student in an accredited college or vocational program. Teams may be formed by three or more competitors from the same school, one of which must fly in the Sportsman category.
More information on the program can be found on IAC Collegiate Program webpage.