Canadian Wins at WPCs

Canadian Wins at WPCs

CSPA Canadian jumpers have a proud past regarding the performances of their National Teams in international competition. A Canadian first participated in a World Parachuting Championship when Floyd Martineau, in 1958, attended the WPC in Czechoslovakia. From then on CSPA Canadian Teams have been regularly participating at the international level. The following is a list of all medals won at World Parachuting Championships. It is an inspirational list and an example for all future competitors.

 1962  Gold Team Acc.  Men Daryl Henry, Floyd Martineau, Jim Noble, Simon Wykeham-Martin
 1966 Silver Ind. Acc.  Men S.F. Wykham-Martin
 1966 Silver Team Acc.  Men S.F. Wykham-Martin, Daryl Henry, Chuck Embury, Brian Bowman, Jan Genders
 1966 Bronze  Ov'all Ctry  Men S.F. Wykham-Martin, Daryl Henry, Chuck Embury, Brian Bowman, Jan Genders
 1970 Bronze Ov'all  Women Carol Brand
 1970 Bronze Team Acc.  Men Steve Sutton, S.F. Wykham-Martin, Rod Bishop, Tom McCarthy, Neil Perks
 1970 Bronze Ov'all Ctry  Men Steve Sutton, S.F. Wykham-Martin, Rod Bishop, Tom McCarthy, Neil Perks
 1972 Silver Ind. Acc.  Men Steve Sutton
 1976 Silver Ind. Ov'all  Men Pierre Forand
 1976 Bronze Ind. Style  Men Pierre Forand
 1977 Gold FS 4-way Mike Zahar, Kelly Dunn, Graham Taylor, Mike Quinn, Rod Harvey
 1978 Silver Ind. Style  Men Pierre Forand
 1979 Gold FS 4-way Mike Zahar, Kelly Dunn, Graham Taylor, Mike Quinn
 1979 Silver FS 8-way Mike Zahar, Kelly Dunn, Graham Taylor, Mike Quinn, Claude Marchand, Mark Vincent, Rob Laidlaw, Karen Opleta
 1980 Gold Ind. Acc.  Women Kathy Cox
 1980 Silver Ind. Acc.  Men Craig Winning
 1981 Silver FS 4-way Mike Zahar, Graham Taylor, Claude Marchand, Mark Vincent, Kelly Dunn (alt)
 1981 Silver FS 8-way Mike Zahar, Graham Taylor, Claude Marchand, Mark Vincent, Kelly Dunn, Lawrence McLeod, Rob Laidlaw, Eric Bradley (alt: Karen Opleta, Vincent Brouille)
 1982 Silver Team Acc.  Women Kathy Kangas, Brenda Blue, Lisa Olsen, Eileen Vaughn, Bev Watson

1983 No FS World Championship Attendance:

Note: In 1983 the WPC was awardedto South Africa. Canada's athletes were not able to attend due to the Canadian Government's position against apartheid. To offset this, Canada sought and was awarded the right to hold a FAI sanctioned Canada Cup. It is apparant from the results, that if Canada had been able to compete at the World Championships, they would have won medals. For that reason the Canada Cup Canadian Team performances are included on this list even though the Canada Cup was not a World Championship.

 1983  Gold FS 4-way Mark Vincent, Rob Laidlaw, Daniel Paquette, Gilles Leboeuf, Duff Boyd (alt)
 1983 Gold FS 8-way Mark Vincent, Rob Laidlaw, Kelly Dunn, Daniel Paquette, Gilles Leboeuf, Michel Lemay, Pierre Cloutier, Michel Blais
 1985 Silver FS 4-way Rob Laidlaw, Dale Williams, Neil Houston, Kevin Stosky, Bernie Sirois
 1985 Bronze  FS 8-way Rob Laidlaw, Dale Williams, Neil Houston, Kevin Stosky, Bernie Sirois, Pat Floyd, Sylvie Durand, Dave Barbet, Nino Mangione (Alt)
 1987 Gold Paraski Ov'all  Women Bev Watson
 1988 Gold Acc. Ind.  Women Lisa Olsen
 1989 Silver Paraski Ov'all  Women Bev Watson
 1990 Bronze CF Rotation Lyal Waddell, Aidan Walters, Kent Madsen, Sean Roth, Pecha Petrovich
 1993 Bronze Paraski Ov'all  Women Bev Watson
 1994 Bronze CF Rotation Henry Komant, Terry Wells, Mark Meadows, Curt Hamilton, Doug Forth
 1998 Bronze CF Sequential Lyal Waddell, Aidan Walters, Kevin Webster, Gavin Adams, Blair Johnson
 2001 Bronze CF Sequential Lyal Waddell, Aidan Walters, Gavin Adams, Michael Wallace, John R. Smith
 2001 Silver Acc. Ind.  Women Eileen Vaughan
 2006 Bronze CF Sequential Lyal Waddell, Aidan Walters, Merlin (Nic) Cormier, John Scott and John Smith (video)
 2006 Gold Canopy Piloting (Speed) John Zuliani
 2006 Silver Canopy Piloting (Speed) Jay Moledzki
 2006 Bronze Canopy Piloting (Speed) Chris Hayes
 2006 Silver Canopy Piloting (Distance) Jay Moledzki
 2006 Bronze Canopy Piloting (Zone Acc.) John Zuliani
 2006 Gold Canopy Piloting (Overall) John Zuliani
 2006 Bronze Canopy Piloting (Overall) Jay Moledzki
 2008 Gold Canopy Piloting (Zone Accuracy) Jay Moledzki
 2008 Silver Canopy Piloting (Speed) Jay Moledzki
 2008 Gold Canopy Piloting (Overall) Jay Moledzki
 2010 Bronze Canopy Piloting (Distance) Jay Moledzki
 2010 Gold Canopy Piloting (Speed) Jay Moledzki
 2010 Gold Canopy Piloting (Accuracy) Jay Moledzki
 2010 Gold Canopy Piloting (Overall) Jay Moledzki
2012Silver Canopy Piloting (Distance)Jay Moledzki
2012Bronze Canopy Piloting (Speed)Jay Moledzki
2014BronzeFS 4-wayEvolution: Martin Lemay, Benoit Lemay, Vincent Lemay, Katie Woods, JC Ouimet
2014BronzeVFS 4-wayEvolution: Martin Lemay, Benoit Lemay, Vincent Lemay, JC Ouimet, Jean-Sébastien Vadeboncoeur
2016SilverVFS 4-wayEvolution: Martin Lemay, Benoit Lemay, Vincent Lemay, JC Ouimet, Jean-Sébastien Vadeboncoeur