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Watch Women's Skydiving Network In Eloy This Week

By Amanda Luberto, Steve Goldstein, Lauren Gilger
Published: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 3:56pm
Updated: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 9:19am

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WSN Pro team member flying an Arizona flag
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WSN Pro team member flying an Arizona flag.

Arizona is one of 13 US cities with all four of the major sports: baseball, football, basketball and hockey.

You can go to a sporting event pretty much any day of the week, because we also have a soccer team and the WNBA and major university sports.

Now you have an opportunity to see another type of sport — women’s skydiving.

Until Oct. 12, you can go to Skydive Arizona out in Eloy — about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson — to watch Women's Skydiving Network (WSN) Pro, an all-female skydiving demonstration team led by the most accomplished professional skydivers in the world.

The WSN is made up of more than 2,600 athletes and they will be debuting by performing at the 2019 World Cup of Formation Skydiving and Artistic Events.

The United States Parachute Association says that there are 35,000 active U.S. skydivers, but only 13% of those are female.

That’s part of the reason why next year, to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the WSN Pro team is touring and doing a series of monumental jumps in the name of women’s empowerment, all leading up to a 100-woman jump.

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