Team Roster

Spaceland Lite has been training together since 2009. The team currently includes Devon Shows (point), Katrina Shows (inside center), Christy West (outside center), Dave Grabowski (tail), and Cory Kossan (video).

2011 Gold Medal Lineup

Spaceland Lite 2011

2015 Lineup

Spaceland Lite 2015

 

Individual Bios

Devon Shows

Devon Shows – Point

Devon began skydiving in 1996 and has over 4000 jumps, over 100 hours of tunnel time, AFF and tandem instructor ratings.  His skydiving competition resume includes:

Devon also was a member of the World Team 400-way world record in 2006 and 357-way world record in 2004 as well as the Square One 200-way in 2010 and the Texas State Records in 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003 and 2002 and was on the 120 and 121-way sequential world records.  Additionally, Devon is an avid scuba diver and underwater videographer.

Katrina Shows

Katrina Shows – Inside Center

Katrina has over 4900 jumps, over 100 hours of tunnel time, AFF and tandem instructor ratings.  Her skydiving competition resume includes:

Katrina also was a member of the Square One 200-way in 2010 as well as the Texas State Records in 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003 and 2002.  Additionally, Katrina is an avid runner, completing the Houston half-marathon in 2010, and also scuba dives.

Christy West

Christy West – Outside Center

Christy has been skydiving since 1997 and has over 4000 jumps. After spending a few years doing boogies and big-ways mostly at Skydive Chicago, she got into 4-way, 10-way, and 16-way at various drop zones.  Her skydiving competition resume includes:

Additionally, she blogged for the 2009 USPA Nationals and is the architect of our team’s online Formation Notes system.

Dave Grabowski

Dave Grabowski – Tail

Dave joined Spaceland Lite in late 2014. He started skydiving in 1997 and has attended Nationals every year since 2002. He has about 3900 jumps, 130 hours of tunnel time, and is an AFF Instructor.
 
  • 2009 USPA Nationals 4-Way Advanced – Ranch Fallout – Silver
  • 2009 USPA Nationals 10-way speed – Ranch Delinquency – 4th
  • 2009 USPA Nationals 10-way speed – Ranch Delinquency – Godfrog award
  • 2009 New Hampshire Tunnel Meet AAA – Fallout – Silver 
  • 2010 USPA Nationals 4-way Advanced – Fallout – Silver
  • 2010 USPA Nationals 8-way intermediate – Havoc’s the Limit – Bronze
  • 2010 New Hampshire Tunnel Meet AAA – Fallout – Bronze
  • 2011 USPA Nationals 4-way Advanced – Fallout – Bronze
  • 2011 New Hampshire Tunnel Meet AAA – Fallout – Silver
  • 2012 USPA Nationals 16-way – Vitreous Figments – 4th
  • 2012 USPA Nationals 10-way speed – The Low Slung Pinky Toe – 4th place
  • 2013 USPA Nationals 10-way speed – Butterfly Kisses and Dandelion Wishes – bronze
  • 2013 USPA Nationals 10-way speed – Butterfly Kisses and Dandelion Wishes – Judge’s Choice Award
  • 2013 USPA Nationals 10-way speed – Butterfly Kisses and Dandelion Wishes – Godfrog Award
  • 2014 New Hampshire Tunnel Meet AAA – Fallout Reunion – Bronze
  • 2014 USPA Nationals 4-way advanced – Misfits – Silver
  • 2014 USPA Nationals 8-way advanced – Monster – Silver
  • 2014 USPA Nationals 10-way speed – Butterfly Kisses and Dandelion Wishes – Judge’s Choice Award
  • 2014 Texas tunnel meet – gold
Cory Kossan

Cory Kossan – Video

Cory began skydiving in 2004 and has over 4000 jumps and 20 hours of tunnel time.  His skydiving competition resume includes:

  • All Spaceland Lite team accomplishments, plus:
  • Open Class 8-way team 2008-2009 with SPX8 (video)
  • 2007 Gold Medalist, USPA Nationals, 8-Way Intermediate (Video)
  • 2006 Gold Medalist, Lew Sanborn Accuracy Meet (Swoop Accuracy)
  • 2006 Silver Medalist, Texas Canopy Piloting Circuit Meet 2 (Swooping)
  • 2005 Gold Medalist, Texas Skydiving League, 8-Way (Video)
  • 2004 Gold Medalist, Texas Skydiving League, 4-Way Intermediate (Video)
  • 2004 Gold Medalist, Texas Skydiving League, 4-Way Overall (Video)
  • Texas State Record Videographer in: 2009, 2007 and 2006.
  • Texas POPS State Record Invitational Videographer:  2008 and 2007
  • Video for Many 20 – 150 Way Record / Sequential Record Events

Additionally, Cory is an avid outdoorsman/sportsman – hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, sailing, camping and fishing.  Yet he is still a techno-geek:  actively developing and/or fixing software, databases, hardware, networks and graphics.