Team selection contest CD Chris Borland (R),
monitors while Brett Sanborn processes his
model. Chris did his usual great job of keeping
us all in line. Saks photo. Evan Guyett
ago, and will
his country at
the 2014 World
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Brown, moved into third with 33: 27
and 33: 22 in the last two rounds (his
100 qualification points edged him
ahead of Jim’s slightly higher times).
Finally it came down to Kang Lee,
of the 37-minute EZB fame. He is
a natural talent and continues to
build the experience required to be
a consistent top performer. I timed a
solid upper 33-minute flight for him as
round eight ended.
“Great flight!” I said. “Where is your
“ … [darn]! I forgot to process my
model for this round!” he said.
“Oh … well, great test flight then,” I
Granted, this couldn’t happen at
the World Championships, because
you can’t even get a timer until you
process, but it is also the kind of thing
that only happens to a person once.
Kang sent up a Hail Mary in the last
round that got into the jet stream at
the top tiles, flirted with the curtain
cables, and required several hairy
steers. It eventually landed at 35:09—
good enough—with his backup time of
33: 27, for a solid third place and the
final team spot.
The Junior Team Selection program
became slightly complicated this cycle.
Team veterans, Parker and Spencer
Tyson, were not able to travel to
team selection committee voted to
select the Junior team at two contests.