WMU News

Sky Broncos place third at national championship

May 2, 2005

SALINA, Kan.--Western Michigan University's precision flight team, the Sky Broncos, captured third place in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's 2005 championship, which concluded April 30 at Kansas State University.

The third-place finish marks the Sky Broncos' 14th consecutive top-three finish in national competition. The run has included two national championships.

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott won the championship this year, and the University of North Dakota placed second. Both teams are longtime rivals of the Sky Broncos and also have long track records in the top-three placings.

First-year head coach James Whittles and his 15-member team arrived back at their home field, W.K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek, Sunday, May 1.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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